3 Nov 2014

Full-Time Production Manager

Ariana Television Network – Posted by adminKabul, Kabul, Afghanistan

Job Description

Job Summary:

Production Managers are responsible for all the organizational aspects of production scheduling and budgeting. They work across all genres in television production including documentaries, current affairs, light entertainment or children’s programs, situation comedies, soaps or serial dramas, or one off dramas.

They assist the Producer to interpret and realize the ’s vision, financially and logistically. They prepare production schedules or script breakdowns to confirm that sufficient time has been allocated for all aspects of the production process, and to check the Producer’s budget and schedule.

On drama productions they use special software, such as Movie Magic, to provide logistical breakdowns of scripts, detailing all aspects of production requirements, such as: how many and which actors are needed on which days; what locations are required each day; and crewing requirements.

The Production Manager is the key person in the production department. They report directly to Management. They work closely with all other heads of department to ensure that productions run smoothly, meet deadlines, and stay within budgets. Throughout shooting, they monitor schedules and budgets, detailing all aspects of each day’s shoot.

During pre-production and shooting, they deal with any unexpected circumstances and prepare workable alternative plans. They oversee all aspects of the day-to-day running of shoots, from contract preparation to all Health and Safety requirements, and work closely with members of all other production departments, , and other contributors.

On drama productions, they oversee the 1st Assistant Director’s (1st ADs) preparation of daily call sheets for actors and crew members. They must ensure that all cast and crew members’ conditions of work are in compliance with the relevant local agreements and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

• understand the technical processes involved in television production, including camera, lighting, sound and editing
• know how to ensure that all necessary licenses and clearances have been obtained for a production
• have highly developed communication skills
• have strong problem-solving skills
• be able to work effectively, and with diplomacy and sensitivity, with all members of the production team, and with Actors, other contributors, and members of the public
• have advanced analytical skills
• have strong budgeting and financial skills
• pay precise attention to detail and have a methodical approach to work
• have excellent organizational skills
• be able to conceptualize ideas
• have strong IT skills, and knowledge of the relevant computer packages
• understand how to comply with regulations relating to liability and indemnity when shooting at different locations
• have up-to-date knowledge of the legal requirements regarding working hours and the duty of care towards personnel
• know how to access information about, and comply with, corresponding regulations and agreements in other countries
• possess current knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and associated procedures, including copyright, data protection, public liability, etc. and how to comply with regulatory requirements
• have knowledge of the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation and procedures
• Overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule.
• Develop and track improvement in reduction of planned dh hours.
• Coordinate, set up and implement standard operating procedure for all production operations.
• Manage the adherence to prescribed procedures to ensure first pass quality meets or exceeds planned goals.
• Working out the human and material resources needed.
• Ensure prescribed line pm’s are completed timely.
• Ensure complete compliance to prescribed QMS, GMP’s and 5S processes.
• Drafting a timescale for the job.
• Estimating costs and setting the quality standards.
• Track competencies of subordinates and provide leadership and development as required to achieve the objectives.
• Monitoring the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed.
• Monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control programs.
• Implement and drive continuous improvement activities through implementation of change management process and best practices.
• Ensure coaching and development of resources to meet business’s objectives.
• Supervising and motivating a team of workers.
• Reviewing the performance of subordinates.
• Any other task by Direct Supervisor or Management.


• have highly developed communication skills
• have strong problem-solving skills
• have advanced analytical skills
• have strong budgeting and financial skills
• have excellent organizational skills


At least bachelor degree of Management in Cinema and theater field or four years experience of Managing a Production.

Years of Experience:

4 Year(s)

Probation period:

3 Month(s)


Event Management



How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates can send their CV and application to below email address and kindly mention the title of position on subject of your email. Submission Email hr@arianatelevision.com

Job Categories: Media. Job Types: Full-Time.

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