Production Technical Supervisor

Production Technical Supervisor [Advertising] Ref: 764

Vacancy Description

  • Position: Production Technical Supervisor
  • Basis: 12 month FTC
  • Minimum Industry Experience: 8 + years
  • Minimum Role Experience: 8 - 10 years in MCR role
  • Seniority: Senior
  • Location: Hybrid - London
  • Sector: Advertising
  • Salary: Dependant on experience

The Role:

Our client is seeking a Production Technical Supervisor, with a proactive, energetic, friendly personality, who has in excess of 8 years' experience in an MCR role.

As this is a 'technical heavy' support position, it is key that you are solid in each area of this all-encompassing Production Support role and comfortable with all aspects of the job. You will have the ability to work efficiently and quickly and will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

A proactive person, with excellent communication skills, you will be given the tools and the support you need to build your career. You will bring your passion, commitment and the energy to make a difference.

Ideally you will have previous production agency experience and be available for immediate start.

The Client:

Our client is a spirited and passionate creative communications agency, exploring new worlds in search of compelling and impactful work which will transform their clients' brands.

This is a production and marketing communications agency which delivers content across print, digital and video media. They encourage an entrepreneurial approach and believe that the best ideas can come from anyone and from anywhere.


Data Management:

  • Archive projects to Azure
  • Un-Archive projects from Azure
  • Unarchive of legacy LTO archive and push to Azure
  • Archive/Management of old shoot drives
  • Manage data limits on the Broadcast, Print and Audio SAN, running regular reports
  • Manage Software licences
  • Manage naming conventions
  • Align all above with each client office
  • Ensure all rushes and projects are returned from 3rd party suppliers/post houses etc

Operator Support:

  • First line troubleshooting and support of broadcast machine issues
  • Identify issues and report them to engineering and management via tickets and emails
  • Calibration of monitors
  • Colour Grading support
  • Setup of New ops in office and support on remote edit and VFX setups

Project Support:

  • Advise on cameras, lenses, DIT specs, VFX supervision for shoots
  • Advise producers and editors on workflows
  • Utilise knowledge and experience to provide support and solutions on a project-by-project basis
  • Produce dailies from all shoots
  • Ensure all video data complies with edit systems
  • Manage and organise all moving image and audio media, including original camera files, completed edits, raw audio recordings
  • Action Visual Effects pulls to produce data suitable for VFX clean-up and grading

General Support:

  • Keep abreast of Broadcast Industry technology and trends, including suitable edit systems and solutions
  • QC of broadcast clocks, reporting issues to producers
  • Upload of successful Clocks to AssetsPlus
  • Enforce company workflows and policy where possible and applicable
  • Manage time and liaise with bookings
  • Updating media encoder presets to current delivery specifications to aid editors with exports
  • Liaise with Global tech team for implementation of wider approved systems
  • Advice and workflow management for Moving Image, Stills, Digital and Audio teams
  • Line management duties of MCR ops, working alongside Head of Post, including training, rota management and daily assessment of workload


  • 8 - 10 years MCR experience
  • 10 years industry experience - preferably Advertising
  • A proactive people person
  • Technically savvy with experience across multiple technology platforms
  • Expert at prioritising and time management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Happy to work on a weekly shift rota


  • Ability and desire to R&D new tech and new workflows
  • Ability and desire to support research of new platforms and associated training and induction
  • Ability to assume management of Inter-office collaboration, with support for server access and asset sharing

Our client is deeply committed to providing equal opportunities, a diverse and an inclusive work environment and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds.

Vacancy Type

Full Time



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