The primary role of the Senior Producer is initial and ongoing client engagement, management of photo group production: this includes scheduling, client relations, booking of crews, talent and locations and maintaining studio budget. The Sr. Producer will collaborate with the client and Studio Manager for schedules and timing.
Complete understanding of photographic, video, CGI, and imaging processes
Drive process workflow improvements
Build and maintain client relationships with low-level, mid-level and even senior-level management.
Develop long-term client partnerships that results in a mutually beneficial, growth-oriented business and working relationship.
Manage multiple project timelines and budgets simultaneously
Route materials for both internal and external (client) approval
Research and maintain vendor relationships across various U.S. markets.
Must possess excellent problem-solving skills.
Understand licensing agreements for music, footage, and imagery to oversee and maintain licensing of stock imagery
Create project-based estimates
Develop and maintain production timelines and ensure accurate completion of production
Communicate with client and vendors during all stages of project(s)
Serve as liaison between client, production and other departments
Represent department in associated meetings.
Routing content for both internal and external client approval
Responsible for ensuring that adequate levels of content production are maintained, and such production is of a high standard of quality.
Manage production budgets, timelines, and logistics:
Request and analyze bids from external vendors for content production
Develop client-facing estimates for content production
Oversee the procurement and return/donation of product(s) for shooting
Develop production books, matrices, and shot lists
Maintain original signed copies of photographic and audio/visual releases
Properly license and maintain historical records for all third-party imagery or music on behalf of Quad and their clients
Manage post-production processes to ensure accurate completion of project
Interact with vendors to ensure timely completion and invoicing of projects
Maintain complete production files for historical reference, including legal releases and negotiated usage rights
Maintain Agency broadcast library, storage of masters, updates to Agency reel as needed
Perform administrative duties, such as preparing reports, processing of vendor invoices, and reconciling jobs for final invoicing
Contribute to the Company’s Digital Asset Management development efforts
Encourage and motivate team performance, generate, and sustain the enthusiasm and commitment of staff and develop a positive environment.
Develop and refine process to increase productivity without decrease in quality.
Contribute to initiatives to improve the efficiency and productivity.
Experience / Skills
Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis
4-year Degree in Photography, Media, Design, Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Business Management, or equivalent work experience
10 or more years of experience in producing in a high-end, high-volume photography studio for retail advertising within an agency environment
Experience managing a creative agency and/or photography studio or production companies
Understanding of CGI
Complete understanding of photographic and imaging processes
Knowledge of photography workflows and scheduling, production budgets, estimating and financial reporting and product/merchandise management systems and data/records
Proficiency with Apple/Macintosh computer platforms and related software
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software – specifically Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Demonstrate the ability to handle many issues, items, and functions at one time and deal rapidly with multiple items in prioritized sequence.
Demonstrate knowledge of current technologies utilized in the broadcast and photography realms
Demonstrate understanding of current SAG/AFTRA rules and regulations regarding talent compensation
Demonstrate understanding of licensing agreements for music, footage, and imagery
Quad is a fully integrated marketing solutions company.