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Production Manager, AV editorial & finishing at Onward Search in CULVER CITY, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a Production Manager, Custom Content to join the Custom Content Operations team.

You will report to the Ops Lead for Custom Content and Photography.


Act as an essential operational role to keep our custom content team’s busy creative asset production workflows and deliverable tracking running smoothly
Forming the connective tissue between our creative producers, external agencies, internal finishing and asset management
Immersed into the day-to-day operations to facilitate deliverable requirements and clearance
Partner with Custom Content creative leads in the development and production of featurettes, original custom content pieces, marketing clips and EPK packages
Collect estimates from vendors, update budgetary reporting tools and documentation; compare estimates to vendor rate cards and flag variations
Facilitate delivery of pre-release content to vendors; Track episode delivery schedule in conjunction with marketing asset production timelines
Monitor finishing schedules and flag to creative production any variations affecting deliverable deadlines
Manage vendor kickoff for custom content editorial and finishing, setup access to collaborative folders and tools
Run point on comms between stakeholders in custom content editorial and delivery workflows and approvals, including Creative, Vendors, Legal, Platform, Finishing and Asset Management
Route assets to Legal BA for approval
Collaborate with Ops Lead, Custom Content Creative Directors and Associate Producers, and Finishing team in the creation and maintenance of asset production resources and documentation
Track estimates and provide reporting to Ops Lead; assist in quarterly accruals for editorial and finishing
Assist in Project Management of keynote and multi-title requests for assets in collaboration with Ops Lead and Asset Managers
Collaborate with the Operations team on the updates to tools and new technology; be a key stakeholder in the development and build of project and asset management systems


Experience working across internal partners and external agencies to understand their needs and execute under tight deadlines
Technical production expertise in AV editorial and finishing workflows
Well versed in digital file formats and has experience managing AV production workflows and budgets within the entertainment space
Robust understanding of AV editorial and finishing workflows and rates
Knowledge of video/audio codecs as well as HD, 4K and UHD formats
Prior experience in production management for creative agency, network, streaming service or studio
Solid knowledge and understanding of the creative production process and terminology
Excellent project management skills; strong time-management; excellent attention to detail
Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Creative problem-solving skills and good follow-through
Clear written/verbal communication
The ability to explain complex matters in easy-to-understand terms. Strong interpersonal capabilities
A proactive attitude and ability to take initiative and work both independently and within a team
The ability to streamline complex processes, establish workflows and keep up to date with the latest technologies
Proficiency in Frame IO, BOX, Media Portal, Airtable, digital asset management and file transfer protocols and systems
The ideal candidate brings scalable approaches and has a deep understanding of digital media.
Passion for marketing and cinematic content

Employer Details:
Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

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