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Creative Operations & Production Manager / Sr. Producer (San Diego)

Carlsbad, California
Permanent | Job ID #70660 | $75,000 - $100,000 yearly | Posted a month ago

Onward Search needs a full-time, direct hire Creative Operations & Production Manager / Sr. Producer with employee management experience to join a boutique media production company that has a small business approach, supports autonomy and the ability to create your own path.

You’ll report to the Executive Producer, managing the Production team from onboarding to performance reviews, as well as streamlining workflow processes, and leading all projects & productions for a range of clients in tech, entertainment and advertising.

Candidates must be local and willing to go onsite 5 days a week in northern San Diego, CA.

As a Creative Operations & Production Manager / Sr. Producer you’ll: 

  • Manage the Production team from hiring & onboarding to providing day-to-day direction to staff (and external contractors as needed) on shoots & in office, assigning tasks, facilitating performance review sessions, and weekly team meetings with hourly wage & compliance oversight
  • Create, manage, standardize and streamline workflows and production of 360-degree projects simultaneously from TV to digital, print, internal presentations and trade shows
  • Develop cohesive timelines for pre-production, production and post-production phases to ensure quality asset capture 
  • In partnership with the Executive Producer, build seasonal plans with specific milestones for master calendar, manage vendor relations, and budgets

Skills & Experience Needed:  

  • 5+ years experience in employee management + creative operations, production, creative services or project management at an agency or fast-paced environment
  • Direct experience motivating & managing teams of producers and cross functional teams, as a project lead
  • Experience developing standardized processes and streamlining workflows in a similar business model 
  • Resilient, thriving under pressure with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, on time and on budget
  • Flexible with ability to work hours required of shoot days, including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Resourceful, problem-solver, go-getter with a great attitude
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Slack, Monday or similar tools

To learn more about this Creative Operations & Production Manager / Sr. Producer opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today! 
What’s in the Creative Operations & Production Manager / Sr. Producer  benefits packages:  

  • Medical, Vision, 401k, PTO, phone allowance, gas reimbursement, onsite gym / fitness center, and more

At Onward Search, our job is to find your dream job.  
We are creatives, marketers and digital wizards who use our talents to connect talented people with the nation’s leading brands.  
More than recruiters, we are true partners who continue to check in, talent advocates who make sure your needs are met, and trusted advisors who measure our success by yours. 
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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.

Pay: $75,000 - $100,000 yearly



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