The Progress Film Company

Creative Lead

Based: Brighton
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 02 December 2018
Twitter: @progressfilmco
Job Listing Added: 05 November 2018

The Progress Film Company is an award-winning contemporary film studio based in Brighton, UK.
Progress makes commercials, digital content, animation and both short and feature length cinema all under one roof, serving both agency and clients directly worldwide.

We are currently on the look out for a Creative Lead to join our studio, someone who can work with our 18 strong team to lead on the creation, development and delivery of outstanding ideas which move audiences, bring results to our clients and help us grow our company.

Based out of our Brighton studio, you’ll live and breathe the creative process, being the first point of contact on briefs, deconstructing and discussing them with the clients before leading our team to develop, pitch and deliver innovative and informed creative which is distinctively Progress. We’re looking for someone who can approach every brief with an open mind and fresh eyes, equally able to formulate big ideas, as well as functional solutions, bringing new influences and inspiration to the table alongside our existing portfolio.

Working with our directors, animators and filmmakers, you’ll guide projects through the production process, ensuring the creative vision is delivered in line with the brief and the brand framework. You’ll use your expertise to finesse every project, with your attention to detail ensuring every film which leaves our studio is as good as it can be, consistent with brand guidelines and Progress standards.

While this is not a hands-on filmmaker role, we are open to candidates from a range of backgrounds, be it film or advertising industries, client or agency side. You’ll have at least 5 years professional experience within the creative industries and at least 3 years professional experience working within a studio or agency who serve clients of a similar calibre to Progress.

If you’d like to find out more about us, visit or follow us @progressfilmco


- To lead the creative voice of Progress as a place where powerful work with award-winning potential is made
- Overseeing the creative delivery of ideas from initial concept through to launch
- Building and maintaining strong and trustful relationships with our clients
- Coming up with clear, creative and strategic responses to briefs, both big idea and functional
- Creatively communicating ideas through written treatments, storyboards, concept art and client presentation
- Problem solving and reacting pragmatically to client responses
- Briefing, working alongside and leading our in house team of directors, editors and filmmakers
- Executing visual identities, acting as a brand guardian for our clients, but also our company

Desired Skills
- A keen eye for detail and quality
- Ability to create ideas across film genres and platforms
- Awareness of the key industries in which we work, with a passion for film and culture
- Comprehensive understanding of pitching and the client process, with the ability to get ideas commissioned
- A strong communicator who is used to working across teams, with a knack for constructive feedback and inspiring a team
- A lack of ego, we create work together, the Progress way
- An analytical mindset with the ability to rationalise decisions
- A working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite

How to Apply

Please send websites, showreels or portfolios along with a letter of interest to [email protected]