Los Angeles or New York

Post Production Manager, Docs

A24 is seeking a Post Production Manager to join the growing documentary team. This person will oversee and support all elements of documentary post production, including delivery and finishing strategies, overall media management for all development & active projects, and ensuring creative goals are achieved on in-house productions, acquired projects and projects in active development.

Initial Responsibilities

Support and expand all post production processes as our business grows

Provide overall support to in-house productions which may include:

  • Manage and update delivery schedule template to cater to individual project needs and to stay ahead of emerging technology 
  • Negotiate all physical and legal delivery items with producers to ensure materials are received for release
  • Facilitate onboarding of production teams by triggering the projects’ post production workflow. This includes confirming shooting & edit specs, setting up the editorial workflow based on edit platform and remote/in person settings, vetting security details of edit stations, establishing Moxion settings and users (and other software programs), and sharing physical and document delivery portals. 
  • Strategize post production plan for projects to ensure optimal finishing at the highest quality within budget range
  • Review picture, sound and VFX bids to guarantee deliverables are being met per A24’s delivery schedule and any additional distributors, and are within project budget 
  • Attend final mix playback sessions with filmmakers and approve final air master/feature deliverables

Provide overall support of acquired productions which may include:

  • Working with outside producing teams to confirm all A24 delivery requirements are being met
  • Updating the necessary A24 departments with any schedule, financial, legal & post updates
  • Working with outside partners and internal A24 teams to confirm fully-received post & legal delivery

Provide overall support & execution of active development:

  • Work with A24 Production team to manage and organize all development media

Receive Delivery:

  • Oversee QC process of all physical delivery: DCDM, DCP, IMF, Pro-Res, LTO and audio files
  • Deliver QC-approved materials to all necessary labs and ancillary partners
  • Log and file all incoming deliverables and keep track of any outstanding items
  • Work with the business affairs team to track legal deliverables and go over status on weekly basis
  • Update finance team as to status of delivery and timing of payments tied to delivery
  • Ensure proper archive protocol across A24 library and manage long term vendor relationships
  • Coordinate feature content for research screenings and premieres and attend tech checks to guarantee successful exhibition
  • Coordinate delivery of LTO backup of original footage, archive, and any additional materials. This may happen at the conclusion of a project or throughout production if the project is part of a credit facility

Coordinate with post supervisors on a project by project basis to ensure post is properly budgeted and finishing/delivery timelines are met

Review post calendars to communicate availability of materials for international team

Assist in creating and maintaining post trackers for all documentary projects that can be used to share internally at A24

Work with production teams and outside networks to build a solid database of potential crew and vendors

Be the communication epicenter on all post needs

Continue to find ways for the department to run more efficiently - create & maintain systems of organization (ie: Google Drive, Dropbox)

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience within post and delivery in the documentary film / television industry at a production company or documentary division of a studio
  • Strong organization and planning skills; able to track multiple projects effectively
  • Motivated self-starter skilled in multitasking and time management
  • Polished and effective communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship management skill
  • Creative problem solver that thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills
  • Familiar with high quality finishing vendors for picture, sound and VFX
  • Familiar with 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos workflow
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Premiere, Avid, MediaShuttle, Moxion a plus
  • Humble, diligent, resourceful

We are looking for diverse perspectives. A24 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all kinds of candidates.

Based in NY and LA, A24 is the Academy Award-winning film and TV studio behind feature films such as Minari, Midsommar, Moonlight, Ex Machina, Uncut Gems, and this summer’s Zola and The Green Knight. A24 TV productions include the Emmy-winning series Euphoria for HBO starring Zendaya, Hulu series Ramy from Golden Globe-winner Ramy Youssef, the eponymous variety series from viral comedy sensation Ziwe for Showtime, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Apple series Mr. Corman, and the Netflix anthology series Beef starring Oscar nominee Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.

 

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