Production Manager

Los Angeles, CA
Group Nine Studios is looking to hire an experienced Production Manager who will oversee and prepare production plans, ensuring costs are in line with the budget, and deadlines are met. The ideal candidate has experience identifying, vetting, signing, and managing talent in front of the camera, AND building a vast national network of freelance producers and shooters to execute behind the camera on short-, mid-and long-form video series.

  • Work closely with Group Nine Studios production crew from project conception through completion; this includes managing the production schedule and budget, anticipating needs for each project, and final delivery of all program materials
  • Collaborate with production teams to identify talent for short-form and long-form productions appearing on a variety of video platforms
  • Estimate cost for hiring crews and contractors while negotiating rates of pay, negotiating costs, and approving the booking of resources, equipment and suppliers overseeing location bookings and arranging any necessary permissions and risk assessments
  • Liaise and coordinate between producers and all internal departments
  • Provide production and technical standards, show formatting, deal memos, contracts, financial reporting, insurance, production and safety policies, wrap requirements to 3rd party production companies & appropriate networks
  • Manage delivery and distribution of shoot materials including footage, releases, transcripts, etc.
  • Develop and distribute deliverables lists, as well as confirm and communicate delivery specs
  • Supervise production and post scheduling needs for individual shows
  • Review cost with management to forecast accurate projected final costs for various projects
  • Partner with legal in reviewing various legal agreements to assure that the terms of the agreement meet company requirements and that payments are made properly
  • Review all invoices, check requests, expense reports, and petty cash reports for projects
  • Develop relationships and maintain rolodex of necessary production contacts, including equipment rentals of all types and personnel across all production categories


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k
  • Commuter benefits


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years’ experience in production management for a broadcast network, cable network, television production company or digital media publisher; must also have a good understanding of production workflow and have hands-on experience in clip/field/studio-based productions
  • Thorough understanding of production management and operational procedures
  • Must have strong project management, accounting, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working under pressure while meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with flexibility to accommodate different personalities and work styles as well as confidence to manage interactions and expectations at all levels of the organization
  • Must be a self-starter and work well without constant supervision
  • Strong organizational skills, work ethic, initiative, sense of urgency, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
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