Director of Integrated Production

Charlotte, North Carolina | Permanent | Job ID #65391 |
Onward Search is hiring a Director of Integrated Production on a direct-hire basis for an agency client with offices in Charlotte, NC

Position Summary:

As the Director of Integrated Production, you will play a pivotal role in bringing our creative ideas to life. The ideal candidate will be able to oversee the entire delivery of a video, content or photography project—from beginning to end—while keeping your eye on all the details. You’ll be our go-to for estimates, planning, finding great vendors, talent usage, negotiating asset rights and usage, and more. You’re an organized pro when it comes to scheduling and creating timelines and also keeping teammates updated regularly as to the status of timing and budget. We need a team player who knows communication and collaboration are keys to success. And someone who understands the importance of ensuring the creative vision is realized throughout the production process. This role may also be called on to assist with some creative needs or duties as directed by the CCO.

On our small but growing video/photography production team, we are looking for a Director of Integrated Production who can contribute in other areas of the production process, like editing, animating or shooting. As we continue to grow, the need to do the additional skill will diminish over time.

Job Objectives & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the lead producer and manager for the agency’s video, photography and content needs
  • Over time, as the team grows, this role may have direct reports in the form of photographers, videographers, editors, animators, producers, etc
  • Cross-departmental collaboration and management of broadcast, photography and content projects including specialty projects from initiation through implementation and deployment
  • Leads multiple and concurrent projects to guarantee overall quality of work and ensure the project is delivered on time, on or under budget and free of error
  • Securing sourcing quotes and negotiations with broadcast, video, photographers, radio and talent vendors
  • Overall management of purchasing rights and licensing of all creative, content and video assets
  • Be the communications hub between all agency team members that may touch a video, photography or content project
  • Maintain regular communication with all teams to provide status updates on schedule and budget
  • Identify best practices and develop new systems/process/tools for complex video and content projects
  • Proactively identifies ways to provide added value to the client through economical solutions and savvy production management
  • Develops, implements, and manages project scoping, planning/scheduling of internal and external resources, estimating, and building project timelines
  • Work across teams to determine the scope of a project, hours allocation, and the necessary resources required
  • Resolves cross-client scheduling conflicts
  • Route projects through the internal system until final approval
  • Thoroughly review job input and kick back as needed to ensure optimal efficiency for creative staff
  • Gathering, organizing, and storage of all required assets
  • Provide vendor/partner research and vetting to ensure they will deliver the highest-quality creative product and stay true to the vision of the project/deliverable
  • Will spend time travelling to attend shoots and ensure production runs smoothly from the agency standpoint
  • Maintain vendor/partner sourcing database
  • ***Be able to contribute in one or more areas like editing, animating or shooting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 7+ years of experience managing simultaneous video/photography projects in a fast-paced agency, marketing, or creative services environment
  • 5+ years of broadcast and photography production management experience; agency experience preferred
  • Must be detail oriented and adept at multi-tasking
  • Self-motivated and organized
  • Solution-driven, even against challenging projects/situations
  • Strong understanding of broadcast, photography, photo shoots, radio, video and the ability to converse effectively regarding all aspects of these mediums and production
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with a variety of personalities and work styles
  • Shooting Experience is a plus. If you have a portfolio of your work, please share it

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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