You know how in the 1946 film The Postman Always Rings Twice, Lana Turner and John Garfield learn the hard way that it’s never too late to be held responsible for attempting to (in Turner’s case) coldcock her husband to death with a sock full of old ball bearings? Well, here at VIA, the postman doesn’t just ring twice. He or she rings about 20 times a day, and instead of reminding Lana Turner not to solve her long-term diner ownership problem by choosing ineffectual violence (after all, the ball bearings only ~injured~ him), our postman (postwoman!) will ring continually to make sure our editors are on track, projects are beautifully laid out for delivery, and everyone feels a sense of ownership throughout the process. If you are as confident in supervising our post department as Hume Cronyn was when he convinced John Garfield he should die in prison at the end of the movie, this is definitely the place for you.
Job description: VIA Productions is looking for a Post Production Supervisor to manage the busy post production team at our Memphis headquarters. This person will manage all aspects of post production including scheduling, assigning and tracking all creative assets from start to finish, and ensuring all deadlines are met on-time and on-budget. The post supervisor will also be responsible for quality assurance, ensuring that all projects meet our production and editorial standards. This person will act as a point of contact with the production team during the hand-off between production and post, ensuring post has a working understanding of all assets and deliverables and facilitating communication between editors and producers throughout the post process. The post supervisor will facilitate the transition of post materials to our delivery team, ensuring they are well-equipped to move projects into client hands.
About VIA: VIA Productions is a solutions-based production company specializing in post-production. We work with clients around the country to bring their creative vision to life. Our presence is mainly felt in the retail space, but we have also created docu-style productions, as well as full branding campaigns. We are not limited to production only. We offer technology solutions to our clients to make production quicker and more efficient. We are a growing company Headquartered in Memphis, TN with offices in Portland, OR and Atlanta, GA. At VIA, we believe we live and die by the client’s experience, so knowledge of basic customer service is preferred. Our ideal candidate will be organized and ready to handle multiple projects at one time. Attention to detail is crucial, and this person must be able to respond to client notes in a timely manner. Our candidate must be able to work well under pressure and communicate effectively, both with our sales/production teams and with our internal editors, freelance colorists, graphic artists, and others hired on a project basis.
●Prior post production management/coordination experience, preferably in the commercial/doc arena
●High-level working knowledge of editing programs including Adobe Creative suite and Avid
●Working knowledge of post-production process through delivery
●Knowledge of and experience with formatting video for television and various digital spaces
●Excellent communication skills (in-person, over the phone and via email)
●Extremely organized and able to track and manage the schedules of others
●Solid judgement and able to pair editors with projects best suited to their individual skills
●Understands how to multi-task and makes decisions quickly and concisely
●Attention to detail is a must
●Be a team player and live our VIA culture!
●Responsible for the completion of the post production workflow through to delivery
●Manage and track time of a team of 4-6 editors working both in-office and remotely
●Regular updates with head of commercial production throughout the post process
●Communicate with production on notes and deliverables and apply them to post workflow
●Work closely with sales and production to ensure post deliverables are completed on time and on budget
●Provide timely, accurate and professional answers and support to producers, editors and various freelance employees throughout post process
●Consistently demonstrate clear and polite written and oral communication skills.
●Thoroughly investigate any post production issues, escalating any issues appropriately and correctly in the interest of maintaining the best client experience.
●5-7 years of post production experience
●Strong verbal and written communication skills
●Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Media Encoder, etc), Avid or any other NLEs, GSuite, Office365
●Understanding of shared storage systems and cloud workflows is a plus.
If interested please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org