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Production Manager

Washington, DC
  • Expired: April 07, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Freethink is a media publisher telling stories from the frontiers of our rapidly-changing world. We release short-form documentaries profiling innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who are thinking differently and making a difference. Watch Our core teams in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and DC are joined by a growing network of Directors, Editors, Composers, Designers, Journalists, Developers, and more all around the country.

Together, we’re building the kind of media company we all want to work for: curious, experimental, and ambitious. About The Role At Freethink, Production Managers (PM) provide support to Directors and Supervising Producers (SP) in executing the creative vision for Freethink video products. Production Managers are responsible for ensuring 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. What 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!

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 What 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 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 skills Powered by JazzHR Gv9ND8sIAo



Washington, DC
20022 USA



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