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Technical Producer

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Our client is a fast moving global technical company at the forefront of the industry. They are looking for a Technical Producer to start asap on a contract which will run to the end of June 2014 potentially longer. This contract will pay up to 60K pro rata. Please find the job spec below:

JOB POSTING Online Project Manager: Tech Producer
REPORTS TO: Creative and Specials Editor
DEPARTMENT: Advertising and Online Ad Solutions team

JOB LOCATION: Victoria, London

Manager is seeking a Tech Producer reporting to the Creative and Specials Editor within the Advertising and Online department. This is a growing area within the business that helps define strategy across the Advertising and Online team, customising services for partners across all platforms.
The successful candidate would be tasked with looking after aspects such as security, competition, customisation, building functionality and implementation. They will also hold key relationships so will have to be comfortable within stakeholder management. 4 key aspects that the successful candidate will need include:
• Tech proficient
• Organised
• Flexible
• Strong attention to detail
The applicants should be happy working on their own or within a team and they must be happy dealing with big and varied personalities. Previous preferential experience may include a background within a big media owner/tech company or agency side so that they understand the role.

Role Purpose:
The client’s Advertising Solutions team is a multi-platform, multi-discipline team responsible for conceiving, pitching, selling, building, updating and decommissioning a variety of cross-platform branded entertainment solutions across it’s online properties.

The Tech Producer is a key part of the team in realising the build, customisation and hosting of a wide variety of projects on internal platforms and infrastructure. Helping to work with third party agencies on builds and hosting is also key as is the ability and initiative to seek the best solutions to a wide variety of issues and scenarios.

The Tech Producer will work as part of the Advertising Solutions production team alongside Designers, Editors and Project Managers. They will also work with a team of sales strategists on a day-to-day basis and our creative technologist. As part of the team they will help to ensure that our projects and pitches are feasible and delivered to often challenging deadlines to the complete satisfaction of the client and agency partners.

The Tech Producer must possess the ability to communicate confidently and clearly, and be able to develop strong working relationships and collaborate effectively with others to produce award-winning projects. The ability to articulate their solution and thinking is a core skill for this role.

A natural self-starter you will be a fountain of ideas with the tenacity and creativity to deliver visuals for multiple projects, on multiple platforms, with multiple stakeholders. You will possess a keen eye for detail and the ability to remain calm under pressure, while multi-tasking and organizing your workload effectively.

Key Accountabilities:
 To contribute high quality tech support and solutions to the Advertising and Online Ad Solutions team.
 To assist in the development of coherent concepts and the delivery of projects that balance innovation, client needs and internal protocol while engaging our end users.
 Work closely with the Ad Solutions production and sales teams and to ensure technical feasibility on live campaigns and also sales pitches.
 Alongside the Project Managers, ensure multiple projects are delivered to a high standard within agreed timescales.
 Work effectively with, and become a trusted advisor on properties, platforms and internal infrastructure ensuring that internal guidelines are adhered to at all times, regardless of commercial pressures.
 Work with other teams within the business and devices teams as required on cross-platform solutions
 Deploy iframes, CSS customization, manage competitions, implement external APIs
 Communicate status of projects and stages of delivery to project stakeholders

Skill set:
 Proven track record in a similar role producing customer facing code and solutions
 Strong knowledge of and proficiency in:
Javascript with experience of libraries such as jQuery
Knowledge of feeds using XML/XSL-T
Cross browser, cross platform and cross device functionality
Responsive design
Security and Privacy
Social networking APIs
Solution architecture and scalability
 Proven record in producing cutting edge online executions grounded by a solid commercial understanding.
 Managing vendor relationships to ensure all technical specifications are communicated, managed and delivered
 Writing of Statement of work documents to ensure all vendor requirements are captured
 Understanding and appreciation of cross platform accessibility standards.
 Able to create logical, simple and user-centric interfaces and experiences.
 Able to contribute ideas and concepts as part of brainstorming teams.
 Must be a personable team player who is comfortable working with a diverse range of personalities and pressures
 Ability to work on tight deadlines and collaborate effectively with colleagues while remaining calm under pressure
 Driven to deliver high quality work whatever the brief.
 Ability to receive and give feedback and direction maturely.
 Excellent communicator, both written and oral
 Integrity, reliability and attention to detail

If you are interested in this role then please send me your CV and salary expectations as soon as you can. Deadline for applications in 9AM on Friday 6th of September 2013.

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