Full Time Job

Production Manager, Stay Tuned

NBC News

New York, NY 10-29-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
NBC News Digital is looking for an experienced Production Manager to join the Digital Video Operations team. The ideal candidate is an extraordinary communicator, planner and project executor with a wealth of digital video production experience. This role will collaborate across Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Editorial to track projects through their lifecycles from conception to archive. Acting as a liaison between operations logistics and creative editorial to facilitate the production of a variety of digital assets. They will serve as the administrative backbone of production units managing logistics, documentation, production schedules, deliverables, budgets, and transparent communication with stakeholders.

Job Duties:
• Oversee production planning, content lifecycle as well as team and host schedules
• Plan, organize and communicate production timelines to align with designated deadlines and work with producers to meet them
• Coordinate resources, equipment and elements to support an efficient production pipeline
• Partner with Post Production Manager, to ensure editors are assigned appropriately to ST projects
• Track and manage project deliverables, requests and scheduling through all phases to meet deadlines
• Manages onboarding and training process for new team members
• Manages Host assignments and shoot schedule for daily show shoots and additional interviews/shoots, including host coverage as needed in coordination with other parts of NBC News
• Anticipate, react to, and resolve operational issues with urgency
• Troubleshoot potential pitfalls in the planning, production and/or post-production process
• Establish and maintain relationships with internal partners in support of their production efforts
• Oversee cue sheets as well as rights and clearances process for proper submission, accuracy and organization
• Ensure that archiving of projects occurs in accordance with our SOPs
• Build project budgets for potential series, shows, and specials
• Vet story budgets with producers and track overall budget
• Help procure and archive documentation (certificate of insurance, releases, licenses, etc.)
• Be on set and/or in field, if needed
• Ensure locations within 30 Rock are available for shoots when required
• Be the point of contact for shoots and work with the Digital Video Production team to help coordinate

• 5 or more years of experience in Production Management, Post-Production, Digital Media and/or a related field
• Experience as a Production Manager in daily, live and/or quick turnaround news
• Experience coordinating teams across verticals with planning-related duties in the digital space
• Proven interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills
• Ability to manage multiple, competing workstreams and priorities simultaneously
• Field production experience
• Meticulous attention to detail with ability to be a proactive problem solver
• Professional judgment and discretion for handling confidential information
• Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively as part of team
• Must be willing to work in New York (this role would operate remotely until further notice)
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadlines, including breaking news
• Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice if needed

Desired Characteristics
• Knowledge of Adobe Suite, Final Cut, Avid Media Composer and transcoding variety of codecs
• Experience with production clearances, licensing and archive
• Social media, OTT, and/or data-savvy, with a passion for hybrid production environments
• Hands-on experience with Sony, Canon and other cameras and DSLRs
• Exposure to documentary field production or stories a plus
• Knowledge of project management software like Smartsheet a plus
• Production industry contacts a plus

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d290k2-3-81-89-248-42 in your application.