About Group Nine:

Group Nine is a digital first creative force ranking as the 7th largest digital publisher in the world, but size is not what drives us. We’re driven by telling stories that engage our audiences, that get them talking. We rank as the #1 most engaged digital publisher globally according to Tubular. Our brands know how to tell the stories that resonate with today’s audiences. Our approach is to customize our storytelling to each platform we distribute. That process begins with the right team focused on the right platform. The same holds true for long form programming. 

In addition to the dedicated teams within our amazing brands, we have a focused team of seasoned, passionate creatives at Group Nine Studios developing and producing short, mid and long form series for our brands and select partners.

About Group Nine Studios:

Group Nine Social Studios is a newly created team that will serve as an external studio to amplify and support the work that Discovery Digital's team is creating across their brands. Group Nine and Discovery Digital have already successfully partnered on many projects and we're taking it a step further. This team will be developing and producing completely original series as well producing new digital series extending Discovery's existing mega-franchises. These series will be uniquely developed to thrive on Facebook Watch, Snapchat or the GO platform -- we'll be bringing innovative video series to the newest platforms. This is where the Production Manager comes in.

Production Manager:

Group Nine Studios is looking to hire an experienced Production Manager who will oversee and prepare production plans, ensuring costs are in line with the budget, and deadlines are met. The ideal candidate has experience identifying, vetting, signing, and managing talent in front of the camera, AND building a vast national network of freelance producers and shooters to execute behind the camera on short-, mid-and long-form video series.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Group Nine Studios production crew from project conception through completion; this includes managing the production schedule and budget, anticipating needs for each project, and final delivery of all program materials 
  • Collaborate with production teams to identify talent for short-form and long-form productions appearing on a variety of video platforms
  • Estimate cost for hiring crews and contractors while negotiating rates of pay, negotiating costs, and approving the booking of resources, equipment and suppliers overseeing location bookings and arranging any necessary permissions and risk assessments
  • Liaise and coordinate between producers and all internal departments
  • Provide production and technical standards, show formatting, deal memos, contracts, financial reporting, insurance, production and safety policies, wrap requirements to 3rd party production companies & appropriate networks
  • Manage delivery and distribution of shoot materials including footage, releases, transcripts, etc.
  • Develop and distribute deliverables lists, as well as confirm and communicate delivery specs
  • Supervise production and post scheduling needs for individual shows
  • Review cost with management to forecast accurate projected final costs for various projects
  • Partner with legal in reviewing various legal agreements to assure that the terms of the agreement meet company requirements and that payments are made properly
  • Review all invoices, check requests, expense reports, and petty cash reports for projects
  • Develop relationships and maintain rolodex of necessary production contacts, including equipment rentals of all types and personnel across all production categories

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years’ experience in production management for a broadcast network, cable network, television production company or digital media publisher; must also have a good understanding of production workflow and have hands-on experience in clip/field/studio-based productions
  • Thorough understanding of production management and operational procedures
  • Must have strong project management, accounting, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working under pressure while meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with flexibility to accommodate different personalities and work styles as well as confidence to manage interactions and expectations at all levels of the organization
  • Must be a self-starter and work well without constant supervision
  • Strong organizational skills, work ethic, initiative, sense of urgency, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

About Group Nine:

Group Nine is a digital first creative force ranking as the 7th largest digital publisher in the world, but size is not what drives us. We’re driven by telling stories that engage our audiences, that get them talking. We rank as the #1 most engaged digital publisher globally according to Tubular. Our brands know how to tell the stories that resonate with today’s audiences. Our approach is to customize our storytelling to each platform we distribute. That process begins with the right team focused on the right platform. The same holds true for long form programming. 

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