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Documentary Producer

 
 

Job Opening | Pi Studios

Documentary Producer

PI STUDIOS is looking for an experienced Documentary Producer to work across the studio's editorial and branded documentary productions. As a senior Producer, you will report directly to the Head of Pi Studios and are responsible for taking productions from conception through to final delivery.

You will work closely with the production, creative and new business teams, ensuring content ideas are conceived on brand and on budget.

You will also brief the Assistant Producers and Researchers to ensure only quality and truly engaging content ideas are presented. You will be expected to write compelling treatments, decks, scripts, and, when required, present content ideas at pitches. Once an idea is approved, you will manage the budget, schedule and supervise the production/post team (both internal and external) This means overseeing multiple productions and crew to exacting deadlines. You will use your network of contacts and experience in talent negotiation and management to build up the channel talent roster - both on-screen and behind the camera.

Duties

  • To oversee the commissioning and production of engaging, original, video content with a high production value.

  • To build a worldwide contributor network of filmmakers.

  • To build and manage production teams per project working closely with the production manager.

  • To manage the content budget alongside the head of Pi Studios and production manager. 

  • To be a passionate and enthusiastic filmmaker.

  • To undertake such other tasks including general administrative duties as may be required from time to time.

  • To be an ambassador for the business at all times. 

About You

  • Minimum of 5 years’ leadership experience in a production & post-production environment.

  • Demonstrable experience in managing multiple production budgets, as well as successful execution of content projects across a variety of video formats (reels, music videos, trailers, documentaries, etc.)

  • Proven experience in originating and developing successful content formats.

  • Experience managing teams of creative & production staff, & leading editorial projects in a digital environment.

  • Proven experience delivering complex production projects to tight deadlines.

  • In-depth knowledge of production and post-production equipment, technology and workflows. 

  • Experience in negotiating talent, production and content licensing contracts.

  • Ability to leverage an extensive network of freelance production & talent contacts.

  • Excellent written communicator, with a track record of writing & delivering high-quality scripts, treatments, content pitches and branded marketing/sales decks.

  • Excellent verbal communicator, with the ability to clearly communicate & pitch ideas & projects both internally and to third parties.

  • Proven experience in setting content strategy, as well as championing content strategy best practices.

  • Strong ability to lead, manage and inspire individuals.

  • High-level experience in beauty, fashion and lifestyle video production would be a distinct advantage.