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Production Manager- Coronation Street, 12 Month FTC

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 Closes: 15 Nov 2021
Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/210001UO


Production Manager

Coronation Street

12 Month FTC


Closing date: Wed 29th September 2021


Why you should join us…


We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.


We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.


Business overview per Business Area:

Coronation Street has a rare opportunity for a Production Manager to join us on a Fixed Term Contract to manage our day to day production filming requirements. If you are an experienced Production Manager with a proven track record able to successfully deliver our editorial, production and financial objectives, then we want to hear from you.


This role entails…

You will be managing the day to day production filming requirements of Coronation Street, in order to successfully deliver the editorial, production and financial objectives.  In addition, you will work alongside the Head of Production, Producer and Story team in order to provide the most efficient yet cost effective schedule.


Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Work to and with the Head of Production and in collaboration with Production and Heads of Department.

  • Staff Management - Production Staff.

  • Read, breakdown and budget Storylines for commissioning conferences, accurately and at speed.

  • Read, breakdown and budget all drafts of  scripts, offering suggestions on how the production process can work most efficiently and highlighting significant and potential expenditure to Head of Production and Production Accountant.

  • Ascertain all production requirements and costs and suggest solutions on the best ways of realising editorial ambitions within any production, scheduling  or budgetary constraint.

  • Attend commissioning, draft script meetings, production meetings, recce’s, and de-brief meetings.

  • Ensure the production continues with its sustainability responsibilities.

  • Ensure budgets are on target and report any concerns to HOP.

  • Production Manage individual blocks – to include prep.

  • Work with the crewing team and forward plan crewing requirements to ensure production/shooting needs are met.

  • Be proactive in seeking to widen the talent pool.

  • Brief AD’s, Directors and Script Supers of any production information and issues they need to be aware of as they start the block.


What do I need to get this role/job?

Minimum criteria 

  • Minimum 6  months experience as a Production Manager on a TV production.

  • H&S qualification, preferably IOSH.

  • Experience of working in a pressurised and challenging TV production office environment.

  • Due to the nature of the Production, absolute confidentiality is essential. Experience dealing with highly confidential information. 

  • Proven experience and knowledge of TV Drama Production and Scheduling.

  • Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.

  • Good communication skills vital, both written and verbal.

  • Awareness of multi-platform production/content.

  • Able to use systems and adapt to new technologies.

  • Good IT Skills including Word/Excel/industry related software.

  • Must be contactable outside of working hours.


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above)


Key Criteria:

  • Budgeting and budget management.

  • Ability to respond positively and proactively to challenges under pressure.

  • Able to influence and motivate others.

  • Be a confident team leader and an approachable team player.

  • Excellent management skills and able to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a diverse team.

  • Ability to display an impartial and methodical approach to team management.

  • Proactive approach to personal development and possess a creative approach to problem solving.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to deal effectively with issues and problems.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • Negotiating skills.


We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is Find out more here


If you want more information regarding  this role please feel free to email


We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and  we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance


We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 


* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

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