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Director - Production Management

Discovery Communications
New York, NY 10001
  • Job Code
    112439907
Discovery Communications


Director - Production Management

US-NY-New York City

Job ID: 23819
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Programming & Production
US-NY-New York City

Overview

The Director, Production Management, reports to the VP, Production Management with a primary focus on the “Joint Venture w/ Chip & Joanna Gaines”. The Director is responsible for protecting the networks’ and DCL’s bottom line by ensuring that content production across all platforms is performed to the highest industry standards, accurately representing the brand and editorial vision of the Network. Planning and oversight ensures that content is delivered to each DCL client according to the agreed budget and schedule, following the most cost efficient and technically appropriate production path and at the same time assuring full contractual compliance. This position will be based in New York with frequent travel as needed to Waco, TX.



Responsibilities

Production Management Responsibilities
1. Manage multiple projects from development through delivery, advising on overall production plan and negotiating and monitoring production aspects of deal including budget, schedule and program materials;
2. Liaison in-house with business affairs, production finance for all networks as needed
3. Troubleshooting with producers when problems arise
4. Keep up on changes in unions, guilds, locations (inc. tax incentives), crew and equipment rates
5. Perform overall production management role on all assigned projects, including assessing deal viability and structure through effective analyses of production budget, schedule and program treatment, and by developing and managing internal timelines and workflow to ensure timely delivery of shows;
6. Strategically determine and advise on financial structure of deal, based on best practices;
7. Maintain consistent and productive communication across all platforms and clients including Executive Producers, Scheduling, Marketing, Communications and International along with Corporate Operation counterparts ensuring all relevant deliverables and master delivery date issues are swiftly communicated;
8. Supervise all milestone payments;
9. Conduct on-site visits/ production system evaluation as necessary; Must be available to travel as needed.
10. Monitor contract compliance on budget and reporting;
11. Review delivery of program materials for contract compliance;
12. Participate in final production audits as necessary


Departmental Management Responsibilities
1. Maintain oversight of the projects managed by all direct reports and provide daily supervision for Production Coordinators. Production Managers and Supervising Production Managers.
2. May be required to act as Production Management point person for multiple networks
3. Foster a culture of client-centered customer service and build and maintain relationships with key external and internal clients. Develop and maintain consistent and productive communication with the DCI Network executives along with Corporate Operation counterparts.
4. Adhere to fiscally sound business practices to help control the department’s overhead expenses, DCL programming budgets and to protect DCL’s bottom line.
5. Participate in the creation and implementation of consistent and standard policies and procedures for all DCL PMD offices worldwide;
6. Support DCL overall planning by recommending cost effective options and suggestions to meet demands, priorities and future requirements of the company’s complex and dynamic needs.
7. Ensure PMD systems are appropriate for tasks performed and are continually developed, tested, implemented and maintained appropriately;
8. Work on specialty assignments that utilize individual areas of expertise and perform other related duties as assigned.



Qualifications

* Minimum of 8 years of experience in Line Production Management in film & video production, post-production, budgeting, and project management with a focus on Lifestyle programming.
* BS/BA in Film and Production or related field or equivalent experience
* Proven track record in production from development through delivery.
* Expert knowledge of production logistics, rights issues, talent negotiations and current industry standard practices.
* Proven ability to build confidence and trust with internal and external constituencies and provide excellent customer service.
* Ability to prioritize resources among multiple concurrent projects in a high- pressure environment.
* Strong management, communication and interpersonal skills:
• Demonstrated ability to shape a culture of excellence, integrity and accountability through assembling and managing strong and focused teams.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must be able to interact effectively with management team, corporate partners and members throughout the organization.
• Ability to clearly communicate goals and motivate internal and external constituents with confidence.

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

New York City, New York, NYC, NY

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Director - Production Management</b><br/><br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 23819<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Programming & Production<br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">The Director, Production Management, reports to the VP, Production Management with a primary focus on the Joint Venture w/ Chip & Joanna Gaines. The Director is responsible for protecting the networks and DCLs bottom line by ensuring that content production across all platforms is performed to the highest industry standards, accurately representing the brand and editorial vision of the Network. Planning and oversight ensures that content is delivered to each DCL client according to the agreed budget and schedule, following the most cost efficient and technically appropriate production path and at the same time assuring full contractual compliance. This position will be based in New York with frequent travel as needed to Waco, TX.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Production Management Responsibilities</strong><br />1. Manage multiple projects from development through delivery, advising on overall production plan and negotiating and monitoring production aspects of deal including budget, schedule and program materials;<br />2. Liaison in-house with business affairs, production finance for all networks as needed<br />3. Troubleshooting with producers when problems arise<br />4. Keep up on changes in unions, guilds, locations (inc. tax incentives), crew and equipment rates<br />5. Perform overall production management role on all assigned projects, including assessing deal viability and structure through effective analyses of production budget, schedule and program treatment, and by developing and managing internal timelines and workflow to ensure timely delivery of shows; <br />6. Strategically determine and advise on financial structure of deal, based on best practices;<br />7. Maintain consistent and productive communication across all platforms and clients including Executive Producers, Scheduling, Marketing, Communications and International along with Corporate Operation counterparts ensuring all relevant deliverables and master delivery date issues are swiftly communicated;<br />8. Supervise all milestone payments;<br />9. Conduct on-site visits/ production system evaluation as necessary; Must be available to travel as needed. <br />10. Monitor contract compliance on budget and reporting; <br />11. Review delivery of program materials for contract compliance; <br />12. Participate in final production audits as necessary</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><br /><strong>Departmental Management Responsibilities</strong><br />1. Maintain oversight of the projects managed by all direct reports and provide daily supervision for Production Coordinators. Production Managers and Supervising Production Managers.<br />2. May be required to act as Production Management point person for multiple networks<br />3. Foster a culture of client-centered customer service and build and maintain relationships with key external and internal clients. Develop and maintain consistent and productive communication with the DCI Network executives along with Corporate Operation counterparts.<br />4. Adhere to fiscally sound business practices to help control the departments overhead expenses, DCL programming budgets and to protect DCLs bottom line.<br />5. Participate in the creation and implementation of consistent and standard policies and procedures for all DCL PMD offices worldwide;<br />6. Support DCL overall planning by recommending cost effective options and suggestions to meet demands, priorities and future requirements of the companys complex and dynamic needs. <br />7. Ensure PMD systems are appropriate for tasks performed and are continually developed, tested, implemented and maintained appropriately;<br />8. Work on specialty assignments that utilize individual areas of expertise and perform other related duties as assigned. </p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* Minimum of 8 years of experience in Line Production Management in film & video production, post-production, budgeting, and project management with a focus on Lifestyle programming. <br />* BS/BA in Film and Production or related field or equivalent experience<br />* Proven track record in production from development through delivery. <br />* Expert knowledge of production logistics, rights issues, talent negotiations and current industry standard practices.<br />* Proven ability to build confidence and trust with internal and external constituencies and provide excellent customer service.<br />* Ability to prioritize resources among multiple concurrent projects in a high- pressure environment.<br />* Strong management, communication and interpersonal skills: <br /> Demonstrated ability to shape a culture of excellence, integrity and accountability through assembling and managing strong and focused teams. <br /> Excellent oral and written communication skills<br /> Must be able to interact effectively with management team, corporate partners and members throughout the organization.<br /> Ability to clearly communicate goals and motivate internal and external constituents with confidence.</p><p style="margin: 0px;">* Must have the legal right to work in the United States.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">New York City, New York, NYC, NY</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a> <br><br <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/daG7bAfgR6ZKsJzgiLWGB"> <p>PI112439907</p>

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Posted: 2019-08-01 Expires: 2019-09-01

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