Animation Producer

North Hollywood, CA
Production Staff
Full Time

The ideal candidate is a supreme organizer with a proactive eye that can see a problem coming before it gets there. You are a quick-thinking and flexible juggler able to handle multiple responsibilities within a constantly changing environment. You possess a strong ability to lead a group of diverse personalities, keeping them motivated when schedules get tough. You have laser sharp focus and an unwavering attention to detail at all times. This is a demanding and fast moving position that requires someone who is a positive thinker, and thrives on the thrill of a challenge!

Responsibilities

    • Recruit, test, interview potential staff to help build an awesome team.
    • Responsible for show set-up, office, and equipment.
    • Oversee production team and manage all departments including production staff, storyboard, design, retake animation and post.
    • Strive to maintain the creative vision and high level quality control.
    • Serve as the main point of contact between the production team and the network.
    • Understand all departments and work closely with managers and supervisors to problem solve and maintain department schedules.
    • Create production calendar and directly supervise the day-to-day workload of the production team.
    • Project and troubleshoot potential problems or issues within the production.
    • Schedule daily/weekly workflow in order to meet all deadlines.
    • Lead all production meetings including kick-off meetings, design reviews, and storyboard reviews.
    • Oversee legal tracking and clearance for all scripts/dialogue and designs, including both internal and client/network notes.
    • Review through post at all phases of production: confirm all network, legal, standards, and executive producer notes have been addressed.
    • Manage weekly payroll: tracking crew and artist hours, approving overtime, timecard approval and reporting to accounting department.
    • Review cost reports weekly with finance team.
    • Liaise with animation studios and oversee agreements.
    • Vet,  negotiate, oversee vendors.
    • Main point of contact between network marketing and publicity departments to prepare show release.

Qualifications

    • 3+ years of experience producing animation, with emphasis on 2D animation and a thorough understanding of a 2D production pipeline from development to post production.
    • Strong connections within the animation community and a pocket full of talent.
    • Outstanding people skills: ability to guide a unique group of creative staff.
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
    • Must be able to adapt to changes easily within a highly dynamic environment, including the management of the team within this environment.
    • Strong attention to detail is critical.
    • Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Excel, and Photoshop.
    • Experience with Production Tracking and Asset Management software.
    • Previous supervisory and leadership experience, including demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team.
    • Knowledge of union rules including SAG/Aftra, 839 Animation Guild, and WGA.
Cover letters are appreciated; don’t make us imagine why you are the perfect fit…this is your chance to tell us!