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Production Coordinator

Company: Freethink
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Are you driven by a desire for continuous improvement and exploring the world of ideas? Do you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that depends on you for results? Then come join Big Think!

Big Think is a new media publisher exploring the worlds biggest questions with the worlds biggest thinkers. We release short-form interview videos with academics, researchers, scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who are grappling with the worlds biggest and most interesting questions.

Watch this video to see what we're all about! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBN4xI3Z-lc

Our core teams in New York City, Los Angeles, and DC are joined by a growing network of directors, editors, composers, designers, journalists, developers, and more all around the world. Together, were building the kind of media company we all want to work for: curious, experimental, and ambitious.

What You'll Get Out of This Opportunity

  • Collaborative culture and mentorship in a startup environment
  • Fulfillment in seeing raw material become a beautiful, powerful final product
  • Growth opportunities within a fast-growing company
  • Competitive salary and benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance, 401(k), Commuter Benefits, Mobile Phone Stipend, and more!
  • Work from home, remote flexibility

    What You'll Do
    • Logistics - Work with the Booking Producer to usher projects through pre-production and production by planning, scheduling, and coordinating shoots.
    • Crew Coordination - Work with the Booking Producer to assemble teams of in-house and freelance filmmakers all over the world.
    • Production Liaison - Sit in on productions (virtually) and make sure things are running smoothly, communicate with Producers & Directors throughout the shoot, troubleshoot any issues that arise during production.
    • Project Coordination - Collaborate with the Booking Producer to give updates on various projects, report budget/timeline updates, collaborate on problem-solving, and help keep everything on track.
    • System Maintenance - Work with the Booking Producer to maintain systems that help streamline processes including location tracking, crew hiring, production resources, etc.

      What You'll Need
      • Experience production coordinating long-form or short-form documentaries (narrative content and commercial experience also a plus; both in the office and in the field
      • Basic knowledge of cameras, gear, and production technology
      • Experience working with Google applications; Google Drive, Documents, Sheets, etc.
      • Positive, hard-working, can-do attitude with excellent problem-solving skills
      • Very strong attention to detail and time management skills
      • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced start-up and learn quickly
      • Great communication skills through written and verbal communication
      • Love of our type of storytelling -- discussing big ideas and big questions

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