The Walt Disney Company Production Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina
The Production Manager will manage production content, logistics and financial planning of a group of assigned shows or sport categories.
Oversees projects within assigned sports groups/show units (i.e. Sales and graphics coordination, creative content management)
Liaison for assigned sport/show categories between Production, other ESPN departments and outside entities.
Manages the training and guidance of staff and freelance Talent, Producers, Directors, Graphics/Playback Producers, Associate Directors, Associate Producers and Production Assistants on the systematic processes of assigned sport/show unit.
Responsible for training new hires and direct reports on Production departmental processes and procedures.
Responsible for recruiting, selecting and hiring of various levels of Production personnel, for specific production groups, sport categories/show units and production management team.
Oversees scheduling of assigned personnel, regarding event and show assignments, time management and facilities.
Provides objective feedback and coaching on performance to staff and freelance personnel and shares feedback as required; participates in the growth and development of assigned personnel.
Directly manages other Production Coordinators and Sr. Production Coordinators (including goal setting, mid and year-end reviews, input for promotion recommendations and growth and development).
Oversees the planning and implementation of production clinics, seminars, workshops, surveys and meetings for production personnel.
Project and review plans for production facility needs for assigned sports/shows.
Negotiate agreements for production services (with external personnel, companies, vendors, entities; in conjunction with ESPN Legal and/or Contract Management departments, requests and executes contracts for negotiated agreements.
Includes technical, logistical, financial and administrative aspects of productions in assigned areas.
Collaborates with VP, Sr. CP and CP to ensure that assigned productions meet established network creative and technical specifications, business objectives and financial goals.
Collaborates with VP, Sr. CP and CP to define Production goals and measure objectives.
Decisions are guided by established corporate policies and Production operational policies.
Work is reviewed from a mid to long-term perspective and against defined objectives, budgets and schedules.
Responsible for the handling and trafficking of sensitive information (budgetary, fee-related, etc.)
Responsible for dealing with time-sensitive materials and decisions.
During Production peak times remains accessible and is often required to work non-traditional days/hours.
Traveling for productions (domestic and international) may be required.Directly manages one or more direct reports
Basic Qualifications :
Possesses in-depth knowledge of the production of studio shows, remote events and/or packaged shows.
Advanced knowledge of the operational and logistical aspects of production planning.
Experience in working with external entities for independent or joint venture productions.
Extensive experience in various aspects of production management (i.e. processing contracts and invoices, creating, maintaining and distributing production information, travel management, production personnel scheduling/staffing).
Financial management experience including management of six-figure plus budgets.
Strong managerial skills
Strong communication skills (i.e. clear and concise in all forms of communication, ability to handle high-volume email and phone traffic as well as in-person interactions)
Must possess strong organizational skills (i.e. budgeting time and prioritizing workload, accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks, ability to implement systematic processes and organize information flow).
Demonstrates ability to take initiative; suggests ideas and solutions to problems that arise or before they occur.
Must understand the value of synergy in a dynamic organization.
Has demonstrated ability to react quickly and positively under a wide variety of sensitive production situations that arise and are subject to continual change.
Has advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
A minimum of 7 years of production and/or operations experience.
Required Education :
- College degree or equivalent
Job ID: 563207BR
Location: Charlotte,North Carolina
Job Posting Company: Media Networks