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Director, Production Operations

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Posted
30 Jun 2020

First Media is a millennial focused media company and one of the top 10 publishers on Facebook, with 1.6 billion monthly views. We are seeking a well-respected and highly-experienced Director, Production Operations to lead the companys overall production process in order to achieve technical, creative and financial success across every project. As a key member of our management team, you'll be a driver and important contributor to our creative brand. The ideal candidate will embrace our company culture and be highly motivated, adaptable, detail-oriented, and have great interpersonal skills. We create beautiful work under tight deadlines, so we need flexible team members who are extremely organized and able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is passionate for what they do and is confident representing our Production and company-wide efforts to key staff, while inspiring and collaborating with various department heads on a multitude of projects.
Responsibilities
Work closely with the creative teams, ensuring the best possible production process with all parties.
Support and elevate the creative goals for the production by making appropriate production, financial and logistical recommendations.
Continuously optimize production processes through in-depth analysis and elevate workflow.
Oversee and manage the entire production team.
Proactively manage timelines and deadlines through project management tool.
Aid in the initial assessment, viability and forecasting of potential projects.
Advise on all levels of resource allocation for projects with Producers, Supervisors, Heads of Department and HR.
Help producers schedule optimal schedule and department dependencies.
Act as the primary conduit between project award and internal set-up and execution, championing such areas as the hand-off process, kick-off meetings, delivery schedules and determining key goals.
Ensure that projects are scheduled accurately and are kept on track.
Connect with Finance on financial reporting, methodologies, goals and strategies on a regular basis
Collaborate with project supervisors to assess and determine resource allocations, needs and priorities.
Initiate effective and healthy collaboration across all departments.
Work with Producers, Supervisors and Directors to identify budgetary consequences and tradeoffs to aid with prioritizing and decision-making.
Support and aid the post-mortem, performance review and reporting processes.
Identify ways to increase productivity and quality.
Qualifications
Previous experience as Head of Production at an advertising agency or digital media company required.
10+ years' experience managing video and event production projects required.
Strong leadership and cross-functional working skills. Must work well within teams and be able to lead effectively.
Possess an aggressive track record of successfully delivering video programming on budget.
Expert knowledge of workflows, pipelines and project management from concept to final delivery.
Experience in managing a team and collaborating with other departments.
A confident, professional, and persuasive communication style with senior leaders and team members.
A passion for creative problem-solving and strategic thinking.
Ability to remain flexible and calm in high-pressure situations and adjust as multiple moving parts consistently change.
Excellent organizational, communication and management skills.
Clear and effective communication skills both in person and on paper.
Warm demeanor and ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
Ability to read and understand complex technical documents and disseminate information to non-technical team members.

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