Full Time Job

Director, Physical Production, Kids


Universal City, CA 10-17-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Meet Peacock, NBCUniversal's new, wildly entertaining streaming service that combines timeless shows and movies with timely news, sports and pop-culture.​

Peacock Kids is a division within Peacock that develops, produces, and distributes digitally native content for kids on platforms, like YouTube.

We're growing our team of smart, hungry, and upbeat doers who crave the chance to build something new at the epicenter of content, tech, and culture. We need fearless leaders and pop-culture fiends who work hard and fan hard. Creative problem-solvers who just so happen to be the reigning champs at Parks & Rec trivia night. So if this sounds like you, join our flock. And we promise, we won't put your stapler in Jell-O.​
• Manage all physical production related matters:
• Work closely with the Creative team to create budgets for all types of digital productions, including branded content
• Track/Review productions costs, actualize budgets, and review with Finance
• Schedule, Track, and Manage all internal & 3rd Party productions – ensuring all policies are followed and all deliverables are met
• Ensure productions run smoothly, meet deadlines, and stay within budget
• Manage certificate of insurance for productions (request/renewal)
• Schedule, book and track production crew, and negotiate rates fit for our budgets
• Address any production matters that arise in a timely and professional manner, e.g. finding backup locations when original locations fall through, etc.
• Oversight on production payroll and vendor payment
• Ensure all productions are complying with NBCU policies and practices
• Manage all corporate production related matters:
• Manage and Lead a Production & Post-Production Team
• Develop, manage, and maintain production 'best practices' for physical production and departmental processes
• Refine evolving production guidelines, and communicate changes of policies to all stakeholders
• Maintain & consistently update an internal database for freelance crews (production & post), vendors, and 3rd party Production companies
• Manage internal production operations and relationships (e.g. Insurance, Post Facility)
• Act as a liaison between Creative, Production/Post, Legal, Finance to ensure all sides receive pertinent updates in a timely manner
• Perform ad hoc research and reporting for Corporate reporting and analysis purposes

• Bachelor's Degree
• Minimum 7 years hands-on production management experience within a digital and commercial/film/television environment
• Detailed knowledge of physical production, cost reporting, and the management and creation of budgets
• Well-versed in all aspects of physical production, industry best-practices, and negotiating crew and vendor deals
• Strong organizational, project management, communication skills, and detail-oriented
• Demonstrates leadership and is team-oriented demonstrated by relevant management experience
• Proficiency in Movie Magic Budgeting and Microsoft Office Suite

Desired Characteristics
• Flexibility and an ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Highly developed communication skills - both verbal and written
• Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
• Excellent working relationships with key production vendors, production community, and creative community
• Experience achieving desired creative results while balancing financial and technical priorities
• Excellent time and project management skills
• Operates efficiently and with empathy in a dynamic work environment
• Willing to go above and beyond and take additional responsibilities as they arise
• Ability to prioritize and reprioritize deliverables in the best interest of the team

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
• Willingness to work long hours and on weekends with short notice
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Must have work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program