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Production Manager, AV editorial & finishing

Culver CIty, CA
Freelance | Job ID #67589 | Posted one year ago

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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