Producer - Web/RM

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Idea Production

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The Team One C.O.R.E.

C = Collaborative

Builds and sustains strong, genuine relationships with people of all levels and takes positive steps to extend network and cultivate connections. 

O = Optimistic

Is utterly reliable, always delivers on promises and maintains the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

R = Results-Driven

Acts strategically to exceed goals and has the ability to adapt to changes in process and execution. 

E = Entrepreneurial

Constantly looking for and identifying actionable and thought-provoking opportunities for the company and executing them.


General Summary:

The Producer is the primary steward of idea amplification and execution on complex, integrated projects. The Producer manages the execution and the vision of the creative idea, and is dedicated to finding the best path to execute the work. The role will secure timely input (from experts in all areas) required for successful delivery of the project.  Responsibilities include managing project scope, schedules, financial information and stakeholders, managing project-related client communications, providing solutions to technical problems, sharing new and evolving options for deliverables, and finding suitable production partners. The Producer must understand and articulate the limitations and possibilities of the medium, as well as be open to exploring the unknown. The Producer is the center of the wheel that connects all partners in Strategy, Creative, UX, Account, Media and Technology teams.  Managing project procurement and negotiations are also integral parts of this role.


Day to Day:

Project Quality

  • Stewards the project from strategy kick off through the live date and eventual closing of the job.
  • Partners closely with Creative teams to transform creative ideas into tangible deliverables.
  • Combines production and technical knowledge with innovative ideas to enhance and inspire the core idea.
  • Nurtures and develops relationships with vendors and companies to allow Team One to excel in the industry.
  • Provides an execution strategy that is created in conjunction with the client’s project parameters.
  • Reviews wireframes, designs, development specs, etc., at appropriate stages to ensure quality balances. Obtains the required approvals for all creative deliverables and client deliverables.
  • Manages testing and quality control through appropriate sources.
  • Escalates any project critical challenges to the Executive Producer.


Project Budget/Initiation/Assignments/Scope

  • Collaborates with Account on scope and budget definition, and project initiation.
  • Works with Department leads to gather resource assignments.
  • Manages the project-specific production budget. Partners with internal studios (Art Studio, Technology, QA, Multimedia) and external vendors to develop production estimate.
  • Negotiates with vendors to ensure the purchase and production of high-quality work at competitive prices. Evaluates and estimates specifications with appropriate vendors, and recommends changes that will improve both cost and the perceived value.
  • Maintains accountability to the project’s realistic scope, timing and budget through consulting and enhancement of the evolving idea.
  • Shapes project scope using insights related to production options, media opportunities, new technologies, or creative solutions.


Project Schedule/Time Management

  • Develops and revises the project schedule, integrates schedule with other Campaign timelines and deliverables, and helps team meet project deadlines.
  • Manages the relationship and communication with Client specific to project deliverables. Alerts the Account lead to any timing, cost, scope or strategy issues that arise.
  • Defines/communicates deliverables' timing with internal stakeholders and external vendors.


Project Communication/Integration

  • Manages project communications internally (between all departments) and externally to clients and vendors, in regard to timing, deliverables and any issues that may arise.  Sets expectations with client during execution and development phases while keeping Account leads informed.
  • For multi-channel campaigns, collaborates with other Producers (media specific/subject matter experts) to seek efficiencies on behalf of client’s budget, project parameters and creative vision.
  • Establishes integration check points and then recaps certain internal meetings, decisions and deliverables in writing (due dates, internal direction and documented history), for dissemination to the team.
  • Routes design, copy decks, assets through Product Insights, Proofreading, Saatchi Legal, and client Marketing and Legal teams. Manages client reviews and internal revisions.


Project Risk Management 

  • Anticipates potential production issues and provides options to help prevent them from becoming challenges.  When production challenges do arise, the Producer provides solutions and options to resolve them.
  • Develops contingency plans when potential risks are identified.


Project Resources (Internal)

  • Serves as a partner in idea development and execution options.
  • Edits the “message” to suit all audiences without compromising its original intent.
  • Alerts the Account lead when additional internal resources are required.


Project Resources (External)

  • Maintains resources at all levels and capabilities.
  • Partners with client Technical teams, media publishers, vendors and ad serving networks
  • Alerts the Account lead when external resources with unique expertise are required.


Experience: Minimum 3–5 years of solid production knowledge and experience in advertising or related business is required, as is experience with similar accounts, experience with cost consultants and proven ability to accurately cost out jobs

Education: Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Skills and Abilities: The candidate must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and possess strong interpersonal and management skills.

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