POPSUGAR STUDIOS (Freelance)
Culver City, CA
POPSUGAR is the #1 lifestyle brand for young women, delivering inspiring, informative, and entertaining content in multiplatforms across entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, and parenting. POPSUGAR Studios, the video production arm of POPSUGAR, Inc., is the leading producer of online video lifestyle content, with more than 250 million monthly views of its original series.
POPSUGAR Studios is looking for an experienced Production Manager with experience in branded video content to manage productions for our 3 studios in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.
*Manage the physical aspects of the production including personnel and scheduling.
*Plan and schedule shoots in LA and NY
*Create production schedules and timelines across all video content
*Update schedules daily as new information and shoot needs develop
*Manage shooting schedules
*Onboard all crew
*Review Daily Project Reports from crew
*Assist producers to find field locations, negotiate deal and get location agreement executed
Book and manage crew for all production in all cities:
*Ascertaining crew needs for each shoot and book accordingly (includes Director, Shooter, AP, TD, Stylist, Product Editor, M/U artist, Sound Tech, etc)
*Hire and on-board new crew as needed
*Responsible for distribution & completion of all start paperwork for new crew hires.
*Ensure freelance hires understand their responsibilities for each shoot
*Inform Producers of who is booked on each of their shoots as you book them.
Manage requests from producers and PSS staff including but not limited to:
*Assist with overseeing studio operations
*Work with producers on creating shoot schedules for specific projects.
*Ensure talent needs are met
*Ensure set needs are properly communicated and carried out
*Prioritizing/navigating conflicting claims on studio resources, e.g. studio space, equipment, PA's etc. and escalate to head of production when necessary.
*Manage freelance invoices and rental/purchasing invoices/receipts
*Work with Head of Production and Business Manager to ensure all allocations
*Manage full-time production management team including POC, Office PAs, Wardrobe,
*Knowledge of lighting, cameras and sound a big plus
*Must be very organized and able to juggle several projects at a time.
*Ability to work in fast paced environment under tight deadlines
*The ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends (when required)
*A genuine interest in and aptitude for the type of shows POPSUGAR makes
*"Gets" the POPSUGAR brand and voice
*Can work positively and collaboratively with internal staff
*Grace under pressure, great people skills, high integrity
*Great organizational skills (both with media management & personally)