Sr. Director, Production Management & Operations, Lifestyle Networks
Location: Universal City, California
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive
Review, negotiate, and approve series budgets, budgets for additional episodes, and breakage.Manage the quarterly cash pacing for programming budget with financeManage and improve all systems relating to how Third Party ProdCos deliver to the various network departments.Liaise between producers and all internal departments (i.e. Business & Legal, On-Air Design, Promos, Network Operations, etc.)Coordinate with Affiliate Sales / Marketing for Sponsorship and/or Trade-Out Programs to assure that Network’ / Sponsors’ needs are met per the contractEnsure all deliverables are completeApprove insurance related decisionsReview Program Scheduling rollouts and ensure production readiness of all series, in addition to providing Greenlight to Air projections as requested.Facilitate all foreign complianceDevelop and maintain relationships with all active & potential ProdCosAttend weekly Business Affairs meetings, Promo Priorities meetings, graphics update calls, and diligence calls, as the point person for ProdOps.Assist in managing the extensive duties of the Directors & Production Managers within the P&O team.Generally support any requests from the SVP & VP’s of ProdOps, Lifestyle NetworksWork with Executive Producers / Network Executives from project conception through and including final delivery of all program materials to determine and anticipate needs of each project Find/Vet 3rd party production companiesAssess/Approve various 3rd party production companies’ production plans, including budget and schedule, to make sure that Network’ needs are met, as they relate to creative, technical, legal, cost, and scheduleExplain production and technical standards, show formatting, deal memos, contracts, financial reporting, insurance, production and safety policies, and wrap requirements to all 3rd party production companiesReview/Approve cash flow payment schedule for series.Review 3rd party specifications manual for accuracy before distributionReview 3rd party cost reports for accuracy and conduct audits of project spendingOther projects and duties as assigned
• 5+ years of production management experience for a broadcast network, cable network, or television production company; must also have a good understanding of production workflow and have hands-on experience in reality/studio-based productions
• Must be able to create budgets, schedules, and full-scale production plans for a variety of program types (i.e. pilots, presentations, series, specials, live events, etc.)
• Must have excellent project management, accounting, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Must be team-oriented but able to demonstrate leadership skills, organized, accurate, articulate, responsible, flexible, resourceful, self-motivated, hands-on when needed, and able to delegate
• Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Must be able to work cooperatively with both internal and outside production company executives
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