Are you a savvy, capable, experienced producer looking for a long-term home?
HEIST is an Oakland-based hybrid creative studio. We’re part ad agency, part production company. We help our clients on everything from ideation to production and post — and sometimes we even work on projects of our own.
We’re looking for a savvy, capable, hyper-organized producer with major-league good vibes to come help manage all those irons in the proverbial fire. We love producers who sweat the details, but it’s just as important that they be friendly, thoughtful, even-keeled and kind to everyone they meet (big or small).
Part of the time you’ll be situated in our sprawling and spacious 5,000 square foot HQ in Uptown Oakland. Part of the time you’ll be telecommuting from home (we get it, the world has changed). And part of the time, you’ll be on shoots helping ochestrate production magic.
This staff producer will manage the day-to-day workings of 2-6 individual projects in various stages of development — everything from initial creative concepting and bidding to editorial and final wrap.
– Preparing initial budgets/bids for projects
– Collaborating with creatives to ensure that creative treatments are viable and within budget
– Partnering with directors to solve production challenges and deliver on the creative
– Sourcing/hiring and managing freelance crew and vendors on a per-project basis
– Managing and/or handling location scouting, permitting, casting, gear rentals, insurance, tech scouts and PPM’s
– Working with clients to ensure their and our mutual success
– Delivering projects on budget and on time while also fostering a fun, collaborative experience for crews and clients
– Tracking project budgets and reporting actuals; overseeing/processing job-related payroll with third-party vendor
The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenges of managing simultaneous projects and producing a broad range of work. Applicants should have prior experience managing budgets, crews and shoots — both small, run-and-gun style documentary projects and large, scripted productions.
While it’s not obligatory, a strong understanding of the technical aspects of both production and post-production is helpful – as is experience in seeing projects through post-production and final delivery. Familiarity with widely-used industry budgeting software and experience with both union and non-union shoots is also very helpful.
We offer a competitive salary package with robust benefits (medical/dental/vision/matching 401k/profit sharing), generous vacation time, an education stipend, and a creative fund to help staffers pursue their own projects on the side. Plus, we’re pretty nice, and we respect and value the importance of work-life balance.
If you think this all sounds like a pretty great match, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your cover letter in the body of the email and attach your resume, along with three references. Please include “Producer” in the subject line of your email. We’ll be setting up interviews with a small number of applicants over the next few weeks.
Thanks, and have a great day!