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Director, Production

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Viacom

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director of Production will join a busy team supporting physical production for all brands under Viacom Digital Studios. The position will help manage team assignments on a project-by-project basis, ensuring a good match between individual skillset and content type. The position will work hand-in-hand with Production Management and Post Production Operations to ensure each production is successful and of the highest possible quality. The role will report into the West Coast (WC) VP, Production for Viacom Digital Studios.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Oversee all post production assignments (Producer/project/editor match)

Project Monthly Editor / Post support

Manage staffing plans during Pre-Production as it relates to creative, budgets and deliverable needs. Must be able to step in and advise

Have strong Executive Presence on set and on Pre-Production calls – ensure all agenda items are covered and jump in when more oversight is needed

Review budgets and provide feedback and approvals

Assess production schedules for creative viability

Post-produce and shape stories in edit, providing story notes

Produce and project manage all department sizzle reels

Collaborate with development team to align creative within budget parameters

Keep rolodex of shoot spaces and locations in LA as well as key freelance creative positions – Art Team, GFX team, Editors, Producers, DPs

Work with Viacom resourcing on preferred vendors and deals

Work closely with WC Executive Producer for production support as needed

Basic Qualifications

Minimum 7 years of video production experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Experience producing all content types including tentpoles, events, unscripted, formatted reality, live-action scripted, and animation

Must be fluent in production and post production workflows and terminology

Must have experience with short form runtimes

Additional Qualifications

An extremely strong multitasker

Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt style for different partners

Quick on feet and able to provide real-time solutions in challenging production scenarios


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