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Producer – Freelance

Tether is a multidiscipline creative design and advertising agency that works to craft love affairs between brands and individuals. We start at the genuine heart of the brand, creating compelling narratives that reach consumers at every relevant touchpoint with an approach that elevates story over style. Because love between a person and a brand doesn’t just happen. It has to be nurtured. From the inside out. Through stories that make us feel.

Tether is looking for a freelance Producer to work on a project basis for several weeks. The producer will work with creative team and video vendors to execute on creative visions. Will manage pre-production, production and post-production aspects needed for specific projects. All work will be done as a team with a creative director, lead designer and writer. The ideal candidate will be highly knowledgeable in the video and interactive spaces and an innovative thinker with a get-it-done attitude.

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the production schedule that outlines milestones, realistic deliverables and delivery date
  • Schedule all internal reviews and creative team meetings as necessary
  • Create clear and comprehensive production estimates based on the specifications supplied by the Account and Creative Teams
  • Maintain the legal compliance of the agency
  • Negotiate all vendor overage costs and usage rights, etc
  • Develop accurate specifications for production related jobs and manage the production of those jobs for on-time deliveries
  • Establish quality standards and monitor vendor adherence to quality expectations
  • Review and evaluate all original art, art production materials, or other production materials and the final project for adherence to the specifications at the expected agency quality standard
  • Serve as client contact, lead regular client status meetings/calls with the creative team
  • Understand and communicate client business needs to the internal team
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally to set and manage expectations
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the engagement
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to team members
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Budget tracking and reconciliation reporting

Qualifications

  •  3-5 + years of interactive and/or video production experience, preferably in an agency setting
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience 
  • Video Production schedule and process knowledge
  • Knowledge of video vendors and crew
  • Able to lead teams and make recommendations on production aspects of projects
  • Able to manage production and post production in partnership with the creative team
  • Proven success in the strategy, planning, and implementation of client facing projects
  • Hands-on background in video and digital processes and platforms
  • Digital / interactive production experience is a must-have
  • Able to serve as line producer in support of in-house productions
  • Ample experience working with AICP bids, guidelines and best practices
  • Must have a clear understanding of SAG talent usage fees and all rules and regulations pertaining to union talent
  • Strong problem solving and decision making ability
  • Exemplary communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong negotiating skills
  • Highly honed team management and collaboration expertise
  • Experience with fully integrated CMS and CRM client tools
  • Creative, solutions-driven and organized to ensure high-quality work is delivered on time, in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Understand technology (and learn the unfamiliar quickly)
  • photography experience a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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