Production Manager

Paramount

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount’s portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

Overview & Responsibilities:

The Production Manager functions as a key role in driving projects forward across the Velocity Studio team. This position manages several projects at a time with shifting priorities and deadlines, keeping an efficient workflow, and meeting time and budget requirements. The PM individually manages post-only projects and will support the Line Producer on shoots. This role directly reports to the Sr. Director of Production, Velocity Studios.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attend weekly departmental meetings and brainstorms as needed
  • Create and manage production schedules / calendars for all assigned projects
  • On shoots when working with LP, track the budget set by the producer and maintain a working budget through prep and production, liaising with LP throughout
  • For smaller shoots and post-only projects, act as the main production lead creating a budget at the pitch phase and manage independently through delivery
  • Liaise with the legal teams (including BALA, MML, Standards, PTR) across Paramount for all assigned projects ensuring all agreements, contracts, and releases are created, fully carried out, and stored within digital job folders per Paramount Guidelines
  • Oversee all COVID planning, coordinating, and testing, ensuring all COVID protocols are being safely met on set
  • Manage vendor relationships and schedule audio mix, Vo record, and color sessions (attend sessions with CD if needed) throughout the span of a project
  • Manage travel logistics for talent and crew for travel productions when needed
  • Help facilitate vendor setup within Smart/Ariba and create and confirm PO’s for all vendors, VO artists, Talent and crew members as necessary
  • Process P-Card and T&E transactions for assigned projects
  • Process Payroll through Cast and Crew and EP Payroll Companies
  • Actualize assigned projects via internal cost reports and accounting systems (Ariba/Concur/Payroll) and maintain organized digital wrap logs
  • Cart spots in OAP (also QC / delivers when needed)
  • Route Final Slated Links to Standards

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have physical production knowledge as a manager for small and large projects with commercial, promo, digital web series experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Showbiz, EP & Cast & Crew Payroll
  • Must be willing to work within a hybrid model and will report into the office and on set when needed
  • Must be able to accommodate working production hours, including some evenings and weekends

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Ariba, Concur, Airtable, Slack and OneDrive is preferred
  • Able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and understand how to prioritize tasks with attention to detail
  • Must have great communication skills and be able to troubleshoot independently
  • Collaborator with good judgment and initiative!

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

To apply for this job please visit careers.viacomcbs.com.

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