The person in this role works as a member of the Programming and Production department and reports to Series Producer, Independent Lens. Responsibilities include: leading strategic decisions around schedules and resources to ensure the success of the Independent Lens (IL) brand in alignment with ITVS’ overall Content Strategy.
The person in this role works as a member of the Programming and Production department and reports to Series Producer, Independent Lens. Responsibilities include: leading strategic decisions around schedules and resources to ensure the success of the Independent Lens (IL) brand in alignment with ITVS’ overall Content Strategy, including IL’s commitment to multiplatform storytelling; overseeing the timely receipt and packaging of all production masters and deliverables inclusive of long-form and short-form programs; maintaining strong communication and relationships internally to support ITVS’ institutional goals; and, building and maintaining filmmaker, vendor, and institutional partnerships in the field.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Maintain internal and external communications and relationships that strengthen ITVS culture of teamwork and integrity.
- Work collaboratively with the audience development team to align multi-platform strategy and execution using agreed-upon data and shared goals.
- Follow industry trends and broadcast strategies and practices.
- Maintain the overall IL production and delivery schedule, inclusive of broadcast and short-form programs, docuseries, program versions for engagement, and other IL initiatives.
- Make key strategic decisions around production resources, timelines, and priorities.
- Responsible for the packaging of IL episodes.
- Work with Creative Services, IL Series Producer and Production Coordinator to deliver all IL programs to PBS including broadcast series and short-form projects.
- Manage the scheduling, collection, and review of filmmaker masters and deliverables including credits, funding grids, rights summary worksheets and annotated transcripts in a timely fashion.
- Supervise flagging of episodes for FCC actionable content.
- Supervise the credits and funders review process with PBS and the creation of new filmmaker credit sequences.
- Supervise the translation and creation of episodes in multiple languages as requested.
- Review packaged programs for Broadcast and Digital pipeline to ensure consistency and PBS compliance with editorial, funding and crediting standards and FCC rules.
- Traffic, prioritize and manage IL post-production workflows for all IL pipelines including engaging vendors, and overseeing work by contracted vendors (post-production facilities, editors, captioners, translators etc.)
- Review and process invoices for IL broadcast packaging work, create, maintain, and report status of series budget to Executive Producer and VP of Production.
- Communicate status of IL program deliverables and delivery dates to various teams, senior management and executive team as appropriate.
- Supervise and maintain IL production management systems with support from the Production Coordinator.
- Continually update and revise IL documentation, including but not limited to deliverables best practices, training, packaging processes, and multiplatform pipelines.
- Supervise creation of new branding elements and traffic approvals, as needed.
- Serve as a liaison to members of the Audience Development department and Supervising Producers teams.
- Manage implementation of IL top of show teases into program packaging, working collaboratively with Creative Director, Post-Media Operations Specialist, and Editors.
- Work with Supervising Producers to deliver masters and deliverables going to IL in a timely fashion.
- Mentor, train, and share knowledge on projects and trends with staff across the organization.
- Fosters and cultivates a culture of care and a high commitment to quality informed by ITVS values.
- Contributes to culture by proactively participating in organization programs and staff events.
- Seeks and integrates constructive feedback to drive continuous improvement.
- Works collaboratively with peers and staff; builds relationships through effective and compassionate communication.
- Other duties may be assigned as needed.
- A commitment to ITVS’ mission and an ability to apply sensitivity to a variety of social, economic, and cultural perspectives.
- Cares about principles associated with diversity and inclusion; willing and wanting to support the voices and visions of underrepresented communities, and reflect the interests and concerns of a diverse society.
- Promote and model culture of high performance and commitment to quality and the highest professional standards
- Outstanding writing and oral communication skills
- Strong critical thinking capabilities, sound judgment, practical and solution-oriented.
- Proactive, self-motivated and self-directed with demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and think strategically.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and “can do” attitude; able to work effectively and collaboratively cross-functionally.
- Ability to stay focused, highly organized, pay close attention to details and produce reliable results.
- Adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
- Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise.
- Enjoys working as a team member as well as independently.
- Willing to support leadership’s decision and direction in a positive, professional and cooperative manner. Good sense of humor is helpful too!
- Required: Five (5) or more years of professional experience in TV or film production with a working knowledge of industry language and production and post workflows.
- Required: Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team.
- Required: Experience with project management tools and software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite and other software applications.
- Preferred: Experience in public media.
For this role the pay range is $89,802.08 - $100,367.03 and all incumbent new hires base pay will begin at $89,802.08.
Creativity, collaboration and building community are essential to ITVS’ long-term health and sustainability. Our goal is to provide a flexible hybrid model of in-person and remote work that supports individual productivity, teamwork, and an organizational culture fueled in part by being present with one another. To achieve this goal in-office attendance, of at least eight (8) days a month, is a requirement of working at ITVS.
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