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Production Manager - Social Impact

Company: Freethink
Location: Washington
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionFreethink Media is a publisher telling stories from the frontiers of our rapidly-changing, ever-inspiring world. We focus on short-form documentaries and interviews with the world's brightest minds.We're a platform for the people and ideas that are changing our world — sharing stories of innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who are thinking differently and making a difference.Today, Freethink Media consists of several media properties, including the most notable, Freethink and Big Think. Watch this trailer to see what we're all about. (https://www.freethink.com/about/careers)About The RoleAt Freethink, Producers support Directors and Supervising Producers (SP) in executing the vision for Freethink video products. Producers ensure that Freethink videos are developed and produced on time and on budget. This includes working with subjects and other stakeholders on both editorial and sponsored videos to develop the scope and schedule of productions, coordinating with Directors to deploy trusted crew, and working alongside the team in post-production to ensure releases, permissions, and other assets are in order. This position will provide day-to-day operational support that Freethink production teams need while balancing the fluctuating demands of each individual project.This Producer will work with our partner, Stand Together on sponsored documentaries. Stand Together invests in innovative solutions to the country's biggest challenges. We collaborate with Stand Together to tell stories about changemakers in education, criminal justice, mental health, addiction and more.What You'll Do

  • Usher projects through pre-production and production by planning, scheduling, and coordinating shoots
  • Source and hire production crews, including negotiating rates and generating contracts (an established network of trusted freelancers in the US and abroad is a plus)
  • Scout and secure locations with an eye for aesthetics and production needs
  • Coordinate and book travel arrangements for Freethink and freelance crew
  • Support SP and Directors to make sure all project milestones are set and met and deliverables are completed on time by managing project management software
  • Support on the ground crews as a field producer as needed
  • Partner with Directors and SP to do research and outreach to find potential subjects
  • Manage and own short-form documentary production budgetsWhat You'll Need
    • Must have experience production managing long-form or short-form documentaries or other visual media, both in the office and in the field
    • Willingness to juggle multiple projects and organization skills to keep them on track
    • 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
    • Positive, hard-working, can-do attitude with excellent problem solving skillsWhat You'll Get
      • Meaningful storytelling in collaborative culture in a startup environment
      • Work from home flexibility (outside of travel to and from shoots when necessary)
      • Competitive salary and benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance, 401(k), Commuter Benefits, Mobile Phone Stipend, and more!Powered by JazzHR0JBSFeGzYV

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