The Sound Company Ltd, The Old School, 23 Gosfield St, London W1W 6GH.
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Since 1993 we've consistently won plaudits for our service & values, and for our meticulous attention to individual client needs - resulting in stress-free sessions and beautifully executed audio for broadcast TV/radio, corporate, multimedia and animation. We have a world-wide reputation, and work on some stunning projects - some you'll hear on the radio everyday, some you'll see on TV like The One Show, Countryfile and Peppa Pig, some you'll see in the cinema - like the current Aardman Early Man animation - we recorded all the character voices with Eddie Redmayne, Tim Spall, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams among others...
Our studio engineers, bookings team and support bods are helpful, friendly, and thoroughly professional.
**We are NOT a music recording studio!**
Please explore the rest of our website. You can see studio pics at here
* 30th Jan 2018 - still open.
Studio Bookings Assistant/Co-ordinator/Manager *
It's an exciting and rewarding job - meeting and working with amazing people. We are concentrating on looking for a Bookings Assistant or Co-ordinator - who can progress to be a possible Team Leader. It can be extremely hectic and demanding at times. You must be calm and unflappable in a crisis.
We own the freehold of our building - we are here for the long haul.
The Bookings Team are a vital part of our business, as all jobs are allocated and monitored by the team. A Bookings Assistant/Co-ordinator is key part of the team supporting the work of studio staff and liaising between all staff and clients.
The Bookings Team assist with the co-ordination of work and the scheduling of the technical services personnel responsible for completing it. They schedule jobs to control and manage the workflow, providing day to day bookings and administrative support as well as contributing to the management of all the resources inside the facility.
The Bookings Team are also responsible for liaising with internal staff and external clients, account handling and maintaining regular contact with the facility’s clients, and acting as the first point of contact for all bookings. They are the information hub for all of us.
The Bookings Team normally will be the organiser and scheduler of all the work in progress; they must always know the exact location within the facility of each job, and the stage it is at in the production process i.e. they take ownership and responsibility.
It may seem antidiluvian but we still use a paper-based booking system. As long as you are on the ball, organised and have an affinity with dates and times - it does the job just fine - proven over 25 years. We've been looking at software systems for some years but amazingly we've yet to find a system that works the way we want it to! You will need to learn to use Sage to check client accounts and histories when taking bookings.
It is a front-of-house role too - meeting and greeting, supervising the running of the client reception area, answering phones and so on. The Bookings Team IS the initial face of the Company.
We have a worldwide reputation for technical excellence and service. We strive to duplicate these achievements with our bookings and customer service too.
Vital skills required...
- Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
- Excellent communication skills
- Can-do and positive attitude. Pulling together in times of stress
- Not be nervous about making eye contact. Gregarious.
- Being self-critical about all communications and tasks
- Budgeting skills
- A natural ability to handle dates, times and simple maths
- You must be able to compose fluent and unambiguous emails
- Diplomacy and negotiation skills
- Good team player
- Ideally a passion for sound, theatre, cinema...
- Knowledge of applicable Health & Safety regulations
- Sound basic IT skills (PC Windows) and an excellent level of numeracy and literacy.
- A good understanding of the post-production process and work experience within the industry would definitely be beneficial.
It's a shift-based role, 08.30-17.30 or 09.30-18.30. Shifts can include evenings and weekends. You should be prepared to do extra hours (at 1T) to complete your daily work load.
2) informal photo (if possible)
3) chatty cover letter
4) desired salary
6) Which position - Assistant, Co-ordinator or Manager
- to Dom@sound.co.uk and we will be in touch.
There will be a probationary period as we will all need to gel - and you'll need to prove yourself!
If it becomes obvious from your application that you haven't read or understood the above, your application will simply be moved to the junk folder, with no response, sorry.
Be patient - we are usually inundated with applications - we may not have the time/manpower to respond to every application.
Outline any other skills even if you think they are not relevant - from DIY to knitting. In a small busy company everyone may be asked to do anything from putting up a shelf, to clearing a toilet, to painting a wall, to weeding the roof garden - so new skills are always useful!
Geoff Oliver, Founder & Managing Director