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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

Basic Qualifications

  • 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

Additional Qualifications

  • 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.


Job LocationsUS-CA-Hollywood

iCIMS ID2019-12398