Production

USA

DDB Chicago

Chicago
225 N. Michigan Ave.,
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

+1.312.552.6000

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Production Business Manager

A PBM is a process champion who drives seamless workflow for on-time and on-budget delivery of assets. This is someone who has tireless enthusiasm for the details. This individual that can work closely with others to interpret ideas and collaborate towards a common outcome of creating entertaining and engaging content and assets for agency clients.

Areas of Accountability:

  • Support the Agency’s production process by putting to use best practices to ensure an efficient, reliable and accurate workflow
  • Build a strong and positive working relationship with producers, creatives and account teams to review work, resolve issues, and provide solutions
  • Build on skills to review commercial and content concepts/scripts to advise on hiring talent, securing third party rights and ultimately contracting with all third parties and all performers
  • Master the internal accounting process, procedures and relevant software
  • Actively advise on all budgets and provide solutions to help stay within client approved budget while producing best creative work
  • Develop and fine tune skills in reviewing performer contracts, screen finished commercials to ensure all rights are obtained, develop final cast reports and renegotiate contracts when necessary
  • Support a process for tracking and managing license/usage agreements
  • Support all additional business production needs as they arise

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college
  • 3+ years of experience as a Production Business Manager or similar role.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a great, fast paced and talented production and post production team.
  • Strong working knowledge of the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and the American Federation of Musicians Contract
  • Innovative thinking that is essential to manage the quickly evolving production environment and new media opportunities
  • Experience with integrated, non-broadcast and offshore productions is a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational skills

 

DDB reaffirms its commitment to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and to carrying out this policy at all of its offices. It shall be the policy of DDB to (1) recruit, select, hire, train, promote, pay, discipline and terminate employees in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, alienage, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other basis upon which discrimination against or harassment of employees or applicants for employment is prohibited under any applicable federal, state or local equal opportunity employment laws and (2) ensure that all personnel actions are administered without discrimination in violation of applicable law. 

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Production Manager

A Production Manager is a senior-level production business-focused professional who partners with Executive Producers to manage production activity one or more client accounts. This is someone who has tireless enthusiasm for the details, and for mentoring other Production department personnel. This individual works closely with others to interpret ideas and collaborate towards a common outcome of creating entertaining and engaging content and assets for agency clients.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Agency’s and Client’s production process putting to use best practices to ensure an efficient, reliable and accurate workflow
  • Perform the Production Business Manager role across a range of projects, and
  • Build a strong and positive working relationship with Producers, Creatives and Account teams to review work, resolve issues, and provide solutions
  • Build on mentoring skills to help Producers, Production Business Managers, and Production Business Associates gain the knowledge they need to be successful
  • Master the internal accounting process, procedures and relevant software. Partner with Agency Accounting and Finance teams to resolve any issues that evolve
  • Actively advise on all budgets and provide solutions to help stay within client approved budget while producing best creative work
  • Develop and fine tune skills in reviewing performer contracts, screen finished commercials to ensure all rights are obtained, develop final cast reports and renegotiate contracts when necessary
  • Support a process for tracking and managing license/usage agreements
  • Support additional production business needs as they arise

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience as a Senior Production Business Manager or similar role
  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a great, fast paced, and talented production and post production team
  • Strong working knowledge of the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and the American Federation of Musicians Contract
  • Innovative thinking is essential to manage the quickly evolving production environment and new media opportunities
  • Experience with integrated, non-broadcast and offshore productions
  • Exceptional organizational skills

 

DDB reaffirms its commitment to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and to carrying out this policy at all of its offices. It shall be the policy of DDB to (1) recruit, select, hire, train, promote, pay, discipline and terminate employees in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, alienage, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other basis upon which discrimination against or harassment of employees or applicants for employment is prohibited under any applicable federal, state or local equal opportunity employment laws and (2) ensure that all personnel actions are administered without discrimination in violation of applicable law. 

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DDB San Francisco

San Francisco
600 California Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

+1.415.732.3600

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Integrated Producer

DDB SF is the westernmost outpost of DDB’s global network. We like to think we embody the entrepreneurial, experimental and techy ethos of San Francisco, couched in the tradition and recognition that comes with the DDB name. 

At DDB, we believe Creativity Is The Most Powerful Force In Business. Our job put simply is to help our clients make intuitive leaps they couldn’t make alone that help them grow beyond their wildest dreams.

We are seeking an Integrated Producer who is passionate about delivering unforgettable productions with a solid background in digital. As an Integrated Producer in our fast-paced agency, you will bring to life smart, innovative, impactful and memorable cross-channel work.

You will need to be well versed in digital/social media video, event, or real-world brand activation, web series, TV campaigns as well as new and emerging technologies. Our Producers work side by side with our creative, account management and strategy teams to create meaningful, smart content and experiences that connect with consumers in all the different places they live and play.

DDB Integrated producer must be:

SUPERHERO who will handle multiple projects (both large and small) simultaneously, pull all the projects over the finish line on time and within budget, and be disciplined but at the same time will be flexible to adapt to a fast-paced and always changing work environment demands.

An UBER LEADER who will manage with graceful tenacity and drive when partnering with internal and client teams.

SOOTHSAYER who is adept at “seeing around the corner” to identify communication, logistical, financial or scheduling challenges.

MAGICIAN who cannot say “no” and finds innovative solutions to resolve problems. 

STANDARD BEARER who will relentlessly uphold the creative vision. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Lead all teams through the creative and production process with strong communication between creative, strategy, account, business affairs and partners. This starts with the kick-off and end with archiving, reconciliation and debrief.

Managing all logistical aspects of production; scoping the job, budgeting, creating the project plan and calendar, the bidding and contract process, billing and invoice tracking, coordinating meetings and sessions with pre and post production partners.

Communicate project status to team and clients on a regular basis, maintain internal status reports. Ensure proper change management documentation is executed as scope changes or project priorities shift, and that new requirements and deadlines are communicated to the team. 

Experience with managing a wide range of digital projects, including banners, emails and website updates.

Collaborate closely with creative and design teams to provide inspiration during creative development.

Develop nimble, efficient models for production at scale and adjust that plan when needed.

Qualifications:

Strong Reel/Portfolio – that demonstrates a passion for creativity, a commitment to the best production values regarding budget, and an ability to build on an already great idea through production choices and creative problem-solving.

Experience– 5 to 7 years relevant production experience with an emphasis in digital.

Results-Oriented – a proven track record of delivering results that demonstrates superb quality and integrity of the work.

Collaboration – the ability to partner and work with production, creative and account teams, developers, vendors, and clients. 

Flexibility – you can adapt to new ideas, processes and business problems with ease and enthusiasm.

Innovative – put forth new and creative solutions to the time and budget constraints.

Relationships– strong established relationships with industry’s top production partners, a good network of scrappier resources, and the drive to continually seek out and vet new partners and talent that will elevate our work creatively.

Production – understanding of underlying digital technologies and platforms, including previous management of projects involving HTML/CSS, ad servers, web content management systems and templating engines, and e-mail delivery platforms.  As well as a baseline knowledge of other production mediums including print, OOH and video.  

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

DDB is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

 

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