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Head of IT

Location: London

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic IT professional to take the key role of Head of IT, overseeing and streamlining the systems and processes at the heart of what we do at Squint.

Reporting to: Group Management

Reported to by: IT Team

Responsibilities:

Internal

Manages IT team on a daily basis

Lead the technology strategy at Squint.

Finding, designing, communicating and implementing of new technologies and their commercial potential to best serve squint's pipeline and end products.

Implements internal systems to improve efficiency and quality

Reviews processes and ensures the most efficient way of working

Supervises and manages R&D programs

Maintaining a set of documentation of our systems and takes steps to improve where required

 

Ensure that ample IT support is provided to keep downtime due to issues at a minimum

Works with Technical Directors and Pipeline team to ensure systems and processes are meeting the needs of the divisions

Chair of the IT committee

 

External

Communication of new technologies and their commercial potential

Ensuring smooth delivery of products and services

 

Person Specification:

Confident and personable communicator

Planning and forecasting skills

Creative problem solver

Budgeting skills

Experience of system design in a similar organisation

Takes pride in the work of the organisation.

Junior Marketing Analyst

Location: London

We are looking for a Junior Marketing Analyst to provide data analysis and insight to the marketing and business development teams.

About the role

The role will involve several data projects where analysis of marketing and business development data sets will be required. You will also be involved in helping run digital marketing campaigns from a technical perspective.

About you

  • Passionate about data.

  • Analytical mindset and approach.

  • Interest in digital marketing and sales, especially from a data perspective.

  • Ability to clearly present research concepts and communicate findings to colleagues around the business.

 Business Development

  • Managing the CRM database: tracking leads, key accounts, potentials and marketing and sales campaigns.

  • Providing training for users and helping to resolves IT issues.

  • Working with our Business Intelligence tool to analyse data sets across multiple business operations, providing sales projections and predictive analysis.

  • Helping to prepare reports and insights for business meetings.

  • Helping with improvements to functionality and consistency of data gathering.

  • Developing and maintaining performance reporting; identifying trends and recommendations for future improvements.

  • Detailed customer analysis for account management.

  • Market and competitor research.

 Digital Marketing

  • Developing digital campaigns across communications platforms and setting up the tools and metrics for tracking them.

  • Helping to develop marketing plans based upon data insights.

  • Collecting and analysing marketing data using the following tools:

    • Mailchimp for email marketing automation campaigns.

    • SEO analysis for the website using tools such as Moz.

    • Google Analytics, Adwords, Search Console, Keyword Planner and Tag Manager.

    • eCommerce platforms such as Shopify.

 Technical Expertise

  • Excellent Excel skills including working with formulas and pivot tables.

  • Experience working with data sets.

  • Relevant analytical degree such as statistics, maths or a political or economic science.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications.

 Technical Expertise (preferred but not essential)

  • Experience with SQL programming.

  • Web analysis tools: Google Analytics / Adwords / Console / Keyword Planner.

  • Email Marketing tools such as MailChimp.

  • Working with BI tools such as Tableau.

Please send applications to people@squintopera.com.

Animation Production Assistant

Location: London

Doodle Productions is seeking an Animation Production Assistant to join our production team for Messy Goes to Okido Series 2.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Animation Production Manager / Animation Team to ensure clear communication and efficient flow of information across all departments

  • Support Animation Production Manager with arranging briefs and reviews and ensuring that meeting rooms are set up and ready to begin

  • Take notes during briefs and reviews and update tracking system accordingly

  • Support Animation Production Manager with creation and maintenance of tracking documents; setting up episodic shot list templates for 2D and 3D

  • Breakdown 2D episodic assets and graphic sequences

  • Help organise interviews for recruitment when needed

  • Tracking status of shots from ready to start for animation to ready to start for lighting

  • Check shots are published / pending review on time for Director Reviews

  • Tracking progress of all retakes / approving simple non-creative amends

  • Liaise with Animation Team and IT Dept regarding any minor issues to be addressed

  • Support Animation Team with any general queries

  • Prepare reference packages and information for new crew starters as required

  • Prepare Post Production Scripts for delivery

Specific Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year industry experience on animated productions as runner / intern / production assistant or similar role

  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills

  • Excellent administrative skills and fastidious nature when it comes to checking your own work

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office, googledocs and photoshop

  • Good knowledge of animation process and pipelines

  • Good understanding of schedules and importance of deadlines

  • Strong ability to multitask, work to tight deadlines and stay calm and diplomatic under pressure

  • Knowledge and experience with tracking software a distinct advantage, particularly ftrack

  • TV Series experience a distinct advantage

Further Information

  • This is a contract position.

  • The role would be in-house in our studio in East London. Candidates must have a valid work permit for the UK / EU and be willing and able to work on-site for the duration of the contract.

  • Start date as soon as possible.

Please send your application to people@doodle-productions.com.

 

Senior 3D generalist (moving image 3D)

Location: London

We are looking for an enthusiastic 3D generalist to be part of our London team.

Overview

Works with the Creative Director, 3d Leads and Producers to make sure project production process is smooth and shots within budget. Manages the technical aspects of projects, will focus on one large or several small projects at one time so must be flexible and able to prioritise. Work with the Pipeline Developer and Head of 3D to implement change to process and workflow where required.


About you
  • You are deeply passionate about working on architectural visualisation and strive to be the best in your field.
  • Incredible attention to detail and enjoys solving problems / anticipating
  • Good at estimating time for tasks and creating process to make tasks more efficient
  • Keeps up with industry trends
  • You are friendly and enjoy working in an open studio environment.

Responsibilities
  • Work alongside Creative Directors, Producers and team leads to deliver high quality work within deadline, budget and to client brief.
  • Acting as the Technical Lead on stills and/or animation projects.
  • Discussing creative direction and being able to estimate the time and resources that will be needed to complete the project as well as coming up with more time efficient solutions to creative problems
  • Ability to identify any issues that might come up, flag at beginning of project and create ways of managing and solving technical issues whilst maintaining quality 
  • Have a good understanding of the workflow and pipeline for stills and film.
  • Manage project deliverables and quality of output.
  • Collaborate with project members and help decide on the need for any new tools that can help with the production.
  • Very interested in all aspects of 3d graphics.

Skills
  • Experience 3DS Max, Nuke and VRay essential
  • 3D Animation skills, with an emphasis on moving image
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe creative suite, with an expert hand in Photoshop.
  • Thorough knowledge of modeling/texturing/lighting/rendering of 3d architectural scenes.
  • Understanding of film-making and experience compositing 3D into filmed shots
  • Knowledge of scripting an advantage

Studio Receptionist (part time)

Location: London

We are looking for a part time receptionist (Monday-Friday 10am-3pm) to be the first point of contact for our London studio.

Studio Receptionist (P/T)

Reception/Studio Duties:

  • Greeting visitors, making tea & coffee

  • Call fielding and messages

  • Post & deliveries – incoming for the whole building & outgoing for Squint

  • Stationery stock

  • Sainsbury’s orders

  • Nespresso – ordering, recycling, machine maintenance

  • Checking the Meeting Rooms and rearranging bookings when necessary

  • Keeping the studio tidy and organised

  • Keeping Phone List and other shared reception/HR/security documents up to date

  • Undertaking tasks delegated by the Studio Manager

Studio Admin Duties:

  • Booking company travel, (flights, trains, hotels, taxis) creating itineraries where applicable

  • Taxis & Couriers

  • Petty cash - managing daily and monthly inputting receipt data into spreadsheet

  • Updating Insurance policies spreadsheet

  • Keeping Travel Insurance policy up to date

Personnel Duties:

  • Leaving cards & presents

  • Organising & setting up events such as the Christmas Party, goodbyes, special talks, etc.

  • New starters – studio introductions

  • Birthday cards and cakes

  • Keeping birthday calendar up to date

  • In general setting a mood and trying to add a personal touch to every employee’s working day at Squint

Person Specification

  • Thrives in a varied, people facing role

  • Skilled planner and organiser

  • Efficient time management skills

  • Friendly and polite

 Please apply with your CV and covering letter to:  people@squintopera.com

 

Studio Manager

Location:

We are looking for a new Studio Manager to join us in this key roll in our organisation

Studio

  • Security – keys/entry system supervision, sometimes opening/locking up

  • Reception duties in the absence of the Studio Receptionist

  • Co-ordination of the reception service, the cleaning service and work space within the building

  • Responsible for maintaining a comfortable, clean and tidy working environment and making improvements where practical and necessary

  • Responsible for Studio supplies, such as fruit, tea/coffee, kitchen supplies, cleaning products etc.

  • Arranging work/maintenance around the studio

  • Liaising with HR and IT to ensure new starters have desk space, login details and the technical requirements for their role

  • Managing utilities and contracts, putting out to tender at intervals to ensure cost effectiveness

 

Health & Safety

  • Ensuring the studio is assessed and compliant with current Health & Safety standards.

  • Responsible for fire drills and fire alarm tests, ensuring compliance with fire regulations

  • Ensuring staff undertake an assessment of their workstations to avoid health issues arising and that they have a comfortable space in which to work.

  • Studio inductions for new starters

 

PA duties for CEO:

  • Calendar organisation and arrangement of meetings

  • Getting agreements signed, returned and filed

  • Completing awards/grant submissions/applications for Eye Present

  • Booking tickets or RSVPing to conferences/events

  • Making itineraries and arrangements for all business trips

  • Assisting with putting together presentations or documents when requested

  • Scheduling all Board Meetings (S/O, Doodle P, Doodle Bar, Eye P)

  • Collecting and sending out Board Meeting Papers in advance

 

Team

  • Managing cleaner – ensuring she has cleaning products, pointing out one off jobs etc

  • Managing Studio Receptionist and Studio Runner – delegating tasks and ensuring their responsibilities are met

  • Working closely with the Head of IT to ensure the smooth running of the studio communications infrastructure

  • Working closely with the Head of Operations to ensure the best facilities service is being delivered

 

Person Specification

  • Up to date knowledge of Health & Safety standards

  • Interpersonal and relationship management skills

  • A practical and flexible attitude to problem solving

  • Organisational and people management skills

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to people@squintopera.com

Senior Producer

Location: London

We’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic producer to join our exhibitions team at Squint.

This role will involve project managing a broad range of projects including films (live action and motion graphics), interactive and installations. Our clients include major national and international museums, institutions, brands and the built environment. This producer will be responsible for delivering large scale projects according to brief, timelines and budget working with a team of creative and technical minds.

Job Description

CREATIVE MIND

  • You work successfully alongside the Head of Production/Executive Producer, Creative Director and Technical Director to support their creative ownership and development of the project from beginning to end.
  • You ensure Squint/Opera standards are adhered to and in line with creative standards.
  • Come up with creative and practical solutions to problems.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Approachable, flexible attitude, adapts well to changing priorities.
  • Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations.
  • Strikes the balance between creative and practical thinking.
  • Must be organised and efficient.
  • Excellent communication skills both externally and internally.
  • Planning and Organising - leads a range of complex and simple projects, involving significant production effort and resources.•Makes decisions which have a substantial impact on the direction and/or achievement of production objectives.
  • Carefully considers the effect on the perceived quality of output.
  • Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations.
  • Good at problem solving.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • Team Management - Assess project briefs with Executive Producer, Technical and Creative Directors to establish best production route for the project to ensure workload is manageable within the time frame and budget. Organises internal creative and technical reviews throughout the project.
  • Resource management - Works with Head of Production to schedule in a team and ensures the team is clear on responsibilities, deliverables and timelines. Ensure each project is staffed according to schedule and budget
  • Financial - Responsible for monitoring project budget via a selection of online production tools. Reports to HOP and Financial Controller on project status.
  • Schedules - Provides and updates production schedule to team members and ensure teams are aware of deliverable dates and milestones – drafts and final.
  • Asset Collation - Collates information and assets from the various parties involved and distribute these to the relevant individuals on the team. In the case of a large projects they will work with a document controller.
  • Reporting - Keeps management informed of the project's progress and deliverables and highlighting any potential problems that may arise – e.g. over spends, shortfall of resource. Actively monitor productivity and quality of output daily
  • Technical Team -Works closely with the software producer on deliverables expected from content team.

EXTERNAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Client Contact - Establish strong client relations and act as the central point of contact for designated projects.
  • Asset Collation - this includes collating and issuing client feedback. Works with the document controller to understand all assets that are being delivered and required.
  • Process - Manages entire production process from briefing and scoping to project delivery. This also includes setting up client review workshops from scripts and storyboards to delivery draft versions of the films. It is important the producer can also lead hardware testing sessions whereby content is loaded up onto exhibition hardware and reviewed. In case of any interactive content the content producer will work closely with the software producer to help test any interactive software. Throughout the process the producer will negotiate production variables, and advise of any issues, risks or problems. The producer will also be required to help organise some small scale film shoots.
  • Meetings - Attends all on site client meetings and workshops. Minutes - outlines and issues action points to entire team. Clearly communicates and disseminates information across internal and external teams.
  • Invoicing - Will follow up any outstanding invoices.
  • Schedule - Will develop a realistic delivery schedule with the client and keep the client abreast of schedule changes and implications of slippages.
  • Subcontractors - Organise and liaise with hardware and exhibition contractors and to obtain necessary information on time and to answers any queries that may arise.

QUALIFICATION/ EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrable experience (3-5 Years) within Project Management in a Creative Agency environment.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Strong with Project Management tools/software. Able to learn and adapt to new tools and processes.
  • Familiar with Adobe InDesign is desirable but not essential.
  • Google Docs/Gmail.
  • Microsoft Office Suite.


London

1-5 Vyner Street

London, E2 9DG

United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7978 7788

E: London Studio

Cheltenham

Royal House

Parabola Road

Cheltenham

GL50 3AH

T: +44 1242 515320

E: Cheltenham Studio

New York

273 Grand Street

Unit 3 West

New York

NY 10002

T: +1 646 850 4489

E: New York Studio

Dubai

Office 1105

Marina Plaza Building 

P.O.Box: 26917

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 43 392 755

T: +971 56 282 0770

E: Middle East Studio