General Overview:
The Production Specialist supports the Supervising Producer with the day-to-day management for Rotary content marketing and creative brand campaigns. Responsibilities include managing internal production systems, creating schedules, tracking project progress, routing work for review and approval, archiving files/assets, and facilitating meetings between external partners and key stakeholders. The Production Specialist is involved in the inspiration, conception, scoping, budgeting, and scheduling of projects ranging from animation to live action to live stream for business units at Rotary. Support from this role helps to ensure creative quality and production value by coordinating resources required to bring ideas to life.

You Are Good At:
Identifying and responding to client needs and maintaining those relationships.
Demonstrating innovative and creative solutions to client needs.
Managing and running client meetings virtually and in person.
Developing scripts for narrative and marketing content.
Creating and maintaining schedules for all phases of production.
Communicating and collaborating with editors from conception through completion.
Navigating the complexities with remote production.
Showing attention to detail in written and oral communications.
Excellent organizational and project management skills—ability to multi-task, focus on detail and work with minimal supervision within cross functional teams.

You Are Open To:
Working with crews domestically and internationally.
A creative and collaborative work environment.
Extended/flexible hours as required by productions in progress.

You Will Be Responsible For:
Production
Supporting the Production Supervisor and Executive Producer with logistics and paperwork for large productions.
Owning pre/post productions for small to mid-size shoots.
Creative development, content management and execution.
Managing language versioning for video products (live action/interview/animated).
Adhering to Rotary’s policies regarding recording, licensing, and archiving footage.
Communication
Manage communication between stakeholders for relevant projects.
Aggregate feedback and relay to creative team (in house or out of house)
Develop and refine creative briefs.
Maintain and update entries for integrated editorial calendar.

Leadership Attributes:
Collaboration - Builds partnerships and works jointly with others to meet shared objectives.
Communication - Delivers and receives information using a diverse expression of ideas to ensure messages are clear, concise and understood.
Productivity - Able to generate results that moves Rotary toward achieving its goals
Innovation - Moves Rotary beyond traditional ways of thinking.
Global Perspective - Anticipate trends in the global humanitarian sector to focus Rotary’s efforts appropriately.
Presence - Demonstrates composure and confidence.

Why work for Rotary?
Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits package
Progressive 401k matching contributions
Above market and generous paid time off package
Tuition reimbursement
Professional development opportunities
On-site cafeteria and coffee bar with special pricing for Rotary employees
Flextime-several different work schedules to choose from
Close to CTA, Metra, a variety of stores, and many food options

Experience / Skills

BA/BS or journalism, film, communications or vocational equivalent in related field required
At least three years in a film, broadcast, agency production or equivalent environment preferred.
Experience with all levels of production. Pre-production, production, and post-production
Managing production logistics including budgets, scheduling, invoicing, and international travel (preferred).
Familiarity with hiring video crews (domestic/international), working on location and studio sets.
Familiarity with production best practices for motion graphics and animation.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and work nimbly within spreadsheets and databases.
Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining effective business relationships is necessary.
The ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities and daily time constraints is required.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, take feedback and willingly take creative risk.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook are needed.
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe Premiere.

About Rotary International

Organization Overview:
Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotary’s clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.

Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity:
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.