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Production Assistant

17 December 2019
Full time

Job Title: Production Assistant
Department: 5Creative
Location: Hawley Crescent, Camden
Reporting To: Head of Production & Operations




We’re Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland, home to 20 TV channels that offer the very best in music, entertainment, comedy and kids programming through our MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Channel 5 and BET brands. Together these brands reach nearly 30 million homes in the UK and Ireland. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 705 million households in 169 territories and 37 languages via more than 184 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties.


There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs and we believe that having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds makes this a great place to work. We have a number of Employee Resource Groups that look to support our employees from all walks of life and who face common challenges in the workplace and we hold tons of events all your round to nurture the best possible, inclusive environment.


We are looking for a highly organised and detail orientated Production Assistant to provide office production support for 5Creative’s Production Department. You will work closely with our Promo, Design, Continuity and Commercials teams, handling all production administration. You will be a key point of liaison between Production, HR, Viacom Accounts team and external suppliers. It is a fantastic opportunity to be a key member of the team for a leading International Broadcaster. We work closely with other Viacom Production departments (Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Paramount) as well as C5’s multiple channels.



  • Supporting the Viacom financial system (SAP) and acting as point of contact for Finance, suppliers and production staff to ensure we are meeting payment cut-off dates
  • Raising and processing PO’s, setting up vendors and dealing with payment queries
  • Reconciling company and shoot expenses for key members of staff
  • Feeding information back into production budgets
  • Freelance process: Completing monthly Freelance Tracker with all freelancer/crew details
  • Supporting Production with contracts for relevant freelancers; liaising with HR


  • Booking daily voiceovers according to edit schedule
  • Assisting with GFX deliveries and bookings schedule
  • Assisting with material sourcing and trafficking
  • Ensuring material is sent and received from our Viacom channels as efficiently as possible
  • Assisting Production with shoot pre-production and post-production tasks where needed
  • Ensuring all freelancers are set up with email accounts and access to the building
  • Helping production teams with transport booking and general office administration
  • Helping with music returns / allocations
  • Providing general office support, booking meeting rooms, and assisting in day to day administration


  • Practical experience in a TV Production environment would be helpful
  • Experience implementing administration for teams and working with Excel, Word, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Working diplomatically with a range of people and personalities
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure and meet multiple deadlines
  • The position is office-based but pre-production and shoot experience is an advantage


  • Proactive and possess a meticulous attention to detail
  • Highly numerate with ability to monitor financial records closely with a keen and exacting eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrable experience of effective working within teams
  • High standard of computer literacy, particularly Advanced Excel skills
  • Self-motivating enthusiastic individual
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to apply structure and logic within a fast-moving production environment
  • Multitasking is essential with the desire to be a key member of a fast paced team



Our values, and their related behaviours, guide how we show up to work each day and help ensure that we all treat each other with respect. We want these to feel relevant to all of our employees and all parts of the business, as we believe that when these behaviours are achieved, we are the best we can be. The three values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.



  • Creativity: Push beyond the expected
  • Passion: Stand up for what you believe in
  • Risk-Taking: Take smart choices


  • Inclusion: Embrace diverse perspectives
  • Collaboration: Work together as one team
  • Innovation: Use insights to drive the business


  • Trust: Assume best intentions
  • Transparency: Communicate clearly and openly
  • Accountability: Deliver, and own the outcome

At Viacom, we value and celebrate difference. We want to ensure that we fully represent the make-up of UK society in our workforce as well as bringing diverse perspectives to our business. We want to make sure Diversity and Inclusion are not just buzz words; we truly want to foster an authentic inclusive environment, where all employees feel that they can bring their whole selves to work.



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