POPSUGAR Studios is an industry-leading provider of video lifestyle content for women. We produce award-winning editorial/sponsored, native and branded video at scale and in partnership with 100+ leading brands. The Studio also develops and produces shows for television networks and on-demand streaming platforms, and sources talent for experiences and other company initiatives.
POPSUGAR Studios operates from a multi-stage studio facility in Los Angeles with in-house producers, designers, directors, crew and equipment; it has additional production operations in New York, and executes productions across the U.S., the UK and other parts of the world.
POPSUGAR Studios is a unit of POPSUGAR Inc., a global media and technology company including lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR, quarterly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have and makeup line Beauty by POPSUGAR. A leading lifestyle brand for young women, POPSUGAR delivers inspiring, informative, and entertaining multi-platform content across entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, parenting, news and more.
POPSUGAR Studios is looking for a talented, LA-based, Head of Production to oversee physical production and post-production of all POPSUGAR video content.
Oversee physical production and post-production of all POPSUGAR video content, including:
Social, online, streaming and linear media
Social, short-form, mid-form and long-form formats
Unscripted, documentary, switched-multi-cam, live and scripted executions
In-studio production, field shoots, and event coverage, across the U.S., UK and other locations
Lead, inspire, and nurture studio teams in production management, post-production, design, DP’s and crews.
Manage the Studios’ use of freelance producers, directors, DP’s, graphic designers, crews and video editors; maintain contacts with the best freelance talent, determine if/when freelancers are needed, identify the right freelancers for the job and negotiate fair but favorable terms
Oversee cost-estimating and budgeting for all forms of video content, expertly balancing between the needs for outstanding creative execution and fiscal discipline
Work with the Studio Business Operations to track/project overall production demand, match demand with production capacity and deliver the annual video demand within annual operating budgets
Work with producers in pre-production, production and post-production phases to review, advise and guide the physical production and post-production aspects of creative proposals, treatments and scripts
Work with POPSUGAR producers and creative services to assure that all video content is delivered on-time, on-budget, with stellar-quality and in conformity with POPSUGAR and client creative requirements
Serve as the senior production liaison to POPSUGAR’s creative services, sales and business operations units
Work with IT to manage Studio equipment and technology maintenance and purchases
Stay abreast of, and leverage, video production and post-production technology to maximize execution quality and efficiency
Work with the legal department to analyze rights requirements and negotiate footage and music rights as necessary
Ensure that productions conform to legal and business requirements, e.g. have the necessary releases, location agreements, filming permits, certificates of insurance, etc.
At least  years’ experience in video production with at least  years’ experience in managing video production in a scale, digital environment
Deep understanding of digital video production and post-production process and workflow
Experience with higher budget long-form series production for linear and streaming media
Conversant with post-production process, equipment and software, e.g. Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator
Conversant with or quickly able to learn project management applications like Basecamp and Workfront
You are compassionate, collaborative, transparent and even-tempered. (A good sense of humor and a passion for our mission go a long way as well.)
You are a natural leader with integrity, strong organizational and prioritization skills, and industry networking skills. You are calm under pressure, speedy but not hasty, able to pay attention to detail, a tough but fair negotiator.
You have the ability to grasp -- at once -- both creative material and the physical and financial implications of its execution; you can size up creative IP and work with producers and talent to adeptly steer it through the budgetary, financial and physical production and post-production process.