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Director of Production Management

Company: Curiosity Inc.
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Production Team at Curiosity Stream is seeking a Director of Production Management.-- The Director would serve as a critical liaison between Curiosity Stream's global content production company partners and the Curiosity Stream editorial, finance and legal teams. -- The Director will report into Legal and Production and be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the production budgets, schedules and deliverable materials.-- Ideally, the Director should come with strong industry experience and knowledge of production deliverables, production budgets and schedules, and s/he must have or be able to build strong relationships with content production companies. The Director must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and must be equipped with a solutions-oriented mindset. -- In addition to having a keen eye for detail and strong organizational skills, the person must be a self-motivated collaborator who is able to work fleet of foot in a fast-growing company and on a fun and dynamic team.-- The Director of Production Management will reports to the VP and Associate General Counsel.--Responsibilities--

  • Manage multiple projects from development through delivery.-- Advise on overall production plan and negotiate with outside production companies on production aspects of deal including budget, schedule, insurance, risk management, and proper deliverables
  • Perform overall production management role on all assigned projects, including assessment of production budget, schedule and program treatment, and by developing and managing internal timelines and workflow to ensure timely delivery of shows on a quarterly basis
  • Liaise closely with Production and Legal on risk management and all practical aspects of production
  • Maintain consistent and productive communication across the Company including Executive Producers, Marketing, Communications, Finance and Distribution counterparts ensuring all relevant deliverables and master delivery date issues are swiftly communicated
  • Create, implement, and maintain consistent standards for tracking and reporting procedures and policies for all content deliverables
  • Liaise with Finance on the management of programming cashflow
  • Generate payment schedules and program materials exhibits
  • Supervise milestone payments to external producers
  • Supervise the review and delivery of program materials for contract compliance
  • Ensure that production deliverables are received, and production milestones are met for payment----Department Management Responsibilities--
    • Foster a culture of client-centered customer service and build and maintain relationships with key external and internal clients. Develop and maintain consistent and productive communication with the Production and Legal teams
    • Understand Curiosity's business needs and goals
    • Create and implement consistent and standard policies and procedures for Curiosity Production Management
    • Support Curiosity in overall planning by recommending cost effective options and suggestions to meet demands, priorities and future requirements of the company's complex and dynamic needs
    • Ensure Production Management systems are appropriate for tasks performed and are continually developed, tested, implemented and maintained appropriately
    • Work on specialty assignments that utilize individual areas of expertise and perform other related duties as assigned--Requirements--
      • 5 to 10 years of experience of Production Management in television production, post-production, budgeting, and project management plus experience at a streaming network
      • BS/BA in film and Production or related field or equivalent experience
      • Proven track record in Production Management in documentary production from development through delivery
      • Strong knowledge of production logistics, rights issues, talent negotiations and current industry standard practices
      • Familiarity with production techniques and rights and clearances requirements
      • A self-starter who has the ability to prioritize resources among multiple concurrent projects and work independently
      • Strong knowledge of production logistics, rights issues, talent negotiations and current industry standard practices
      • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
      • Must be proficient with spreadsheet database applications including Trello, Google and Microsoft Office
      • Candidate must have the ability to work with and maintain confidential information--Curiosity is one of the world's leading global factual streaming media services and media companies, with documentary series and features covering every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. Launched in 2015 by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, Curiosity is an award-winning destination for on-demand content. With more than 16 million paying subscribers and 3,500+ titles, Curiosity is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. For more information, visit The company is publicly listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol CURI.
        Curiosity is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any applicable legally protected status.

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