Viacom Inc Line Producer in Hollywood, California
Overview and Responsibilities
The Short Form Production Group (SFPG) is a nimble team focused on the physical production management and close support to Brand Creative groups across Viacom Media Networks: Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TVLand. Types of content created: Promos, Image Campaigns, Still Photography (key art, gallery, press), Integrated Marketing, Show Opens, Corporate, Integrated Marketing, Consumer Products and/or any marketing project or initiative requiring production management expertise.
Reporting to the SVP, Head of Short Form Production, the Line Producer will be a physical production expert with the proven ability to produce and manage complex large and small in-house and/or 3rd party productions. This is a demanding, fast-paced environment requiring one to be a self-starter, motivated, quick thinking, flexible, thorough and proactive. The Line Producer will be a continuous promoter and supporter of a diverse workplace, transparency and calculated risk taking.
Creates, implements and drives highly effective production plans for physical production, motion and still, while collaborating and working with creative producers, project managers, directors, and executives
Generate individual production budget estimates and manage working budget and wrap
Archiving materials, information per SFP procedures on shared drive
Provides input, feedback in all phases of production to ensure that the creative vision can be delivered and produced successfully while meeting operational, financial targets and desired production value
Hires, negotiates and clearly defines rates and working conditions to freelance personnel: Directors, AD’s, Production Designers, Art Directors, DPs, Still Photographers, Costume Designers, Make-Up, Grips, Electrics, crew, talent, etc.
Source and/or vet 3rd party production companies, directors and still photographers
Expert negotiator with obtaining favorable deals and discounts with vendors
Oversee any direct reports and provide mentorship, training and feedback
Work with internal cross functional partners: Business and Legal Affairs (BALA), Risk Management, Finance, Safety, Labor Relations (inclusive of all union entities – DGA, AFTRA, IA, and Teamsters), Production Technologies, Human Resources, MML, Music and Talent and Employment Law
Limit liability exposure to Viacom and on-set safety
Deep technical knowledge of electronic film making process
Communicates effectively to disseminate information to internal and external stakeholders
Is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of production staff, internal and freelance
Ensure that agreements, contracts and releases are created and fully executed
Oversees production finance: PC, P-Card and mangers checks per project
Oversees payroll of freelancers and ensures labor law is followed
Maintains, seeks and supports a diverse workforce and vendor pool
Fulfill other duties and tasks as requested by supervisor
Minimum 6 yrs. physical production management experience
Bachelor's Degree preferred or, equivalent work experience
Must possess ability to anticipate production and non-production challenges and bring awareness to stakeholders as necessary
Must keep an eye on the bottom line and seek efficiencies, implement cost savings measures, vet 3rd party budgets, including breakage
Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and projects with a laser focus on organization and attention to detail while being flexible and capable of prioritizing shifting priorities and deadlines
Ability to manage and mentor a team both project-based employees and staff
Proficiency in MS Office, and become proficient with OneDrive, Showbiz Budgeting, Ariba, Concur, Market
Must be able to travel, mainly domestically, some international possible
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Professional, self-motivated, results-oriented, team player
Maintain confidential information
Inquisitive and willing to continue learning
Able to assess and improve standard operating procedures and internal processes
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Positive thinking and must exercise good judgment
We’re an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
At Viacom, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Viacom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.