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Long Beach

Lead Content Producer - Still Imagery

 JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for leading the video content producers for all still CGI and photo content production and execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES relative to Creative Content Production (Other duties may be assigned.):

  • Estimates fees and expenses for still CGI and photo production.
  • Establish production workflow and necessary steps for a streamlined content execution.
  • Oversee and supervise all still CGI and photo content and projects in production and ensures producers have the tools and information for a smooth delivery.
  • Manages top level production view over producer and project team.
  • Reviews proposals from vendors with team and cost consultants (if applicable)
  • Create and enforce data/asset tracking and that metadata is properly documented. 
  • Attends initial creative concept meetings to evaluate project needs, scoping, budget and timeline.
  • Tasking producers to all incoming projects based on their skill sets, expertise and availability.
  • Attends pre-production meetings and on-set production when additional supervision is required. Based on supported budgets.
  • Responsible for ensuring all video projects stay under budget and within scheduled timelines.
  • Reviews and approves vendor invoices and change memos.
  • Bridge the communication and collaboration gap between the producer, account and creative teams.
  • Ensuring proper use of naming conventions and folder structure.
  • Builds partnerships and communications with photography and CGI industry and entire TDI personnel.
  • Recognizes possible legal pitfalls and guard agency/client against them, particularly talent usage and licensing issues.
  • Maintains awareness of visual trends in the graphic arts field, continually reviewing for new creative talent
  • Continually reviews and learns about new asset creation methods, from VR to low footprint content capture.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Leads and directs the producer team to meet and exceed ALL above responsibilities with success
  • Mentor still CGI and photo content producers on best practices and enforcing process protocol.
  • Reviews and approves all budgets, estimates, scope, and any other items related to the successful planning and execution of a client project prior to submission to the Account Team
  • Maintains daily assessment of ALL active projects and projects in planning to ensure all client and account team expectations are being met.
  • Ensures producer team is timely and meets ALL expected deadlines.
  • Clearly and proactively communicates with client teams any issues, unexpected variances to delivery of assets, schedules, estimates, anything in general related to the success of the planning and execution process.
  • Leverages individual strengths when tasking team members on projects.
  • Balances workload across team to manage capacity.
  • When workload / projects permit, cross train team with clear direction and oversight for personnel and departmental growth.
  • Provide weekly project status updates to Director of Content Production.
  • Engage Director of Content Production for general support
  • Engage Director of Content Production to provide awareness of project / planning issues prior to or as they arise.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8 years minimum experience in photo, CGI production, with no less than 3 years as a lead / manager of content production teams
  • Requires first-hand knowledge of the tools and process employed for photo, video, and CG production
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Able to work under pressure and under deadlines
  • Strong and encouraging leadership abilities
  • Strong follow through abilities 
  • Tactful negotiator (both with vendors and client teams)
  • Flexible and helpful
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Job requires some evening and/or weekend work at times
  • Travel may be required