Head of Production at POPSUGAR

 

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.

 

Duties

 

  • 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.
     

Qualifications

 

  • At least [10] years’ experience in video production with at least [5] 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
     

Qualities

 

  • 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.  

 

 

Email Ben@royalbraun.com or please complete below.

 
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