We're hiring! Freelance Producer – Nesta Digital R&D

We’re very pleased to have recently been awarded funding by the Digital R&D Fund to develop a set of tools to give audiences at home a new way to engage with live performance. The three partners are raring to go, we just need a brilliant digital producer to steer and champion this exciting project for us. Could it be you? Do you know a likely candidate? Get in touch!

As part of a Digital R&D Fund for the Arts grant, Coney, Showcaster and Goldsmith‘s are recruiting an experienced digital producer. Working hand in hand with all partners, you’ll steer this ambitious R&D project, creating new ways for audiences to participate in live events.

With great organisational skills, experience managing cross-platform projects and a flair for content production, you’ll keep the project focused and integrated throughout its development. As a champion of the end-user experience, you’ll make a genuine contribution to the overall success of the work.

We’re aiming to create a truly engaging live event for present and online audience, with genuine interaction and agency, initially focused on expanding the reach of interactive performance to larger and more geographically dispersed audiences.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide focussed guidance on the end-user experience (especially online audiences);
• Work with suppliers and stakeholders to define technical requirements and track delivery;
• Document changes to service agreements and prepare updated estimates where appropriate;
• Introduce effective systems to guard against mission creep;
• Create and track project schedules against agreed timelines and deliverables.

• Act as the first point of contact for project partners, suppliers and freelancers;
• Manage project budget and deliverables across all partners;
• Liaise with lead partner (Coney) on significant changes to the budget;
• Liaise with the research team to facilitate high quality data capture;
• Maintain project documentation in line with requirements from Nesta and other stakeholders.

• Manage internal communications, including meeting management and internal reporting;
• Manage public communications, marketing for events and updates to the wider public.

Background and Skills

• Experience working in experimental and collaborative creative environments;
• Experience of cross-platform projects and content production;
• Strong stakeholder management skills;
• The ability to prioritise detailed activities & keep a clear head under pressure;
• Proven ability to manage project budgets over £100k.

• Experience within broadcast or online broadcast environments;
• Experience of working within formal research projects;
• An understanding of the arts sector and managing live events.


This is a freelance contract, part-time, running Feb-July 2014.

To apply, please forward a CV and covering letter to vacancy@coneyhq.org by 10am on Monday 13th Jan 2014.

For further details or an informal conversation about the project, email vacancy@coneyhq.org or call 020 7377 0088.

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