Senior Producer / Team Leader: The Lab

Austin, TX
Entertainment – Content & Production
Full-time

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio based in Austin, TX, responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series Red vs. Blue. We also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 30 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 3 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub, 2 million registered community members, and over 200,000 members of its SVOD service, FIRST.

Our Programming team is looking for a creative, adaptable, and resourceful Senior Producer to work full-time out of our Austin office, leading and managing one or more creative teams in a new division focused on experimentation and piloting new unscripted formats. This position is a full-fledged people manager and team lead for someone who has experience writing and producing a large volume of short form videos for the web. The ideal candidate will have management experience, a deep knowledge of and passion for internet social trends in the gaming and animation worlds, an excellent creative eye, and great communication skills.

Responsibilities:

    • Lead brainstorms, mentor producers, give effective and actionable creative notes and final approval on videos with team and stakeholders in a timely fashion
    • Observe trends on social platforms to make shareable and relatable content
    • Work closely with the Chief Creative Officer to ensure videos maintain a consistent and unique Rooster Teeth voice
    • Schedule and run efficient check-ins and other meetings with the team
    • Encourage new ideas and experimentation and celebrate success
    • Guide and follow-up on direct reports' career goals
    • Identify and raise potential content improvements to the department head
    • Follow up on the team's successes and actively work to help the team succeed
    • Collaborate with other team leads to create a consistent voice across all content
    • Communicate analytics to execs and creative teams to help guide development of new content

Qualifications:

    • 5-7 years of experience in video production with people management experience
    • Understanding of the digital landscape and a proven interest in keeping up to date with developments in web platforms and applications
    • Knowledge of the online video ecosystem, Native YouTube and Facebook users, interest in newer or emerging platforms (ex: Snapchat and Instagram Stories)
    • Deep understanding of how to make shareable content for a variety of media
    • Deep understanding of how titles and thumbnails can affect a video's performance
    • Experience giving creative notes and workshopping creative ideas as well as giving effective technical notes
    • Must have excellent communication skills
    • Strong ability to establish priorities and work under time constraints in a fast-paced, startup environment

Benefits + Perks:

    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • Use what you need time-off
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Catered meal on Mondays
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

ABOUT Rooster Teeth:
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.