12/08/15

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NOW HIRING: Associate Producer (SF or LA)

Portal A is an award-winning content studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age. Portal A is independent with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

We partner with the world’s leading brands – Google, YouTube, Twitter, Universal Pictures, P&G, Lenovo, Banana Republic, NBC Universal, and more – and develop and produce original entertainment for the web and television.

Our team is looking to hire an Associate Producer based in our San Francisco or Los Angeles office to manage various components of our production process and work on multiple projects at once.

Responsibilities
• Building, managing, and actualizing production budgets
• Hiring and managing production teams (associate producers, production coordinators, production assistants)
• Keeping the production team on task and making sure we’re hitting deadlines
• Hiring and managing entire shoot crew
• Recommending and managing Directors and DP’s
• Working directly with Production Designer to manage art budgets and set design
• Working directly with Key Stylist to manage wardrobe budgets and wardrobe/costume design
• Working with the Director to put together script breakdowns, shot-lists, and storyboards
• Casting and managing relationships with talent
• Drafting and monitoring production weekly and daily schedules
• Booking locations, permits, and insurance
• Booking and monitoring all shoot gear
• All on-set producing
• Hiring post-production crew (editors, sound engineers, colorists, etc.) and managing post-production process
• Working daily with Project Manager to meet and exceed client expectations and deliverables
• Working hand-in-hand with the Creative Team to ensure production is hitting all notes in the Creative Bible and Script
• Working hand-in-hand with Executive Producer, Production Supervisor, and firm principals to ensure a finished product that is high quality, on time, and under budget

Skills/Qualifications
• 2-3 years of video production experience
• Detail-oriented to the extreme
• Able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and clients at once
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Experience managing budgets
• Willingness to work long hours in a startup environment
• A network of freelancers — directors, editors, line producers, music composers, etc. — in place is a plus
• Experience with on-location filming and production
• Familiarity with production equipment and editing/finishing software

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A
• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to Apply
Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, work samples, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “ASSOCIATE PRODUCER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

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