12/08/15

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NOW HIRING: 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 add a full-time Producer to our San Francisco and Los Angeles to lead exciting, diverse projects and oversee the production process on a number of projects simultaneously.

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 writing skills
• Experience managing budgets, production teams, and film crews
• Experience in post producing including hiring and managing editors, sound engineers and colorists
• Willingness to work long hours in a start-up 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, including cameras, lighting, and general production gear
• Familiarity with various production budgeting softwares
• General knowledge of 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, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “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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