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Manager, Post-Production, Short Form, Freeform (WDT)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 727145BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Nov. 25, 2019

Job Summary:

Supervise and execute marketing and short form post-production for FREEFORM Marketing and Creative.


  • Supervise post-production to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery within technical specifications and creative parameters:
    • Provide leadership in the creative process between Programming Executives, Marketing and Creative, Production Companies and Post-production facilities by contributing to creative solutions, managing notes and interfacing with Technical and Broadcast Operations
    • Ability to read, interpret and provide solutions on Quality Control reports. Facilitate quality control fixes between vendors and FREEFORM
    • Maintain knowledge of network creative goals as well as Standards & Practices guidelines, in order to assist productions in successful compliance
    • Route projects to Legal and S&P for notes and approvals
  • Supervise Production companies in regard to:
    • Post-production schedules and budgets
    • Network Delivery requirements
    • Wrap and Residual delivery requirements
    • Music licensing, Stock Footage and Music clearances/rights
  • Supervise Post-production scheduling and Facilities:
    • Collaborate with Marketing and Creative in the design and management of systems and processes which support the efficient delivery of post-production elements to all platforms, departments and International territories
    • Management and development of Coordinator, Post-Production
    • Analyze and negotiate budgets submitted by post-production facilities
    • Leverage volume of post-production work to negotiate cost effective rates
    • Reconcile and process third party post billing
    • Have practical experience and knowledge of Guild and Union agreements as they relate to Voice Over rates, bookings and working conditions
    • As needed, create and manage post-production budgets and schedules to meet creative, financial and delivery requirements
    • Supervise the administration of the Music Library agreements and Music Library catalog updates
    • Stay current on new developments in technology to add value to the overall quality and efficiency of productions
  • Manage and oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Collaborate with Vice President, Production on the creation of production budgets for in-house projects
  • Other Responsibilities as required and expected of a Post-Production Supervisor

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in Post-Production having worked in one or more of the following areas:
    • Network Marketing/On-air Promotions
    • Production company specializing in Commercials, Interstitials or Digital/Social Media
    • Post Production facility
  • Experience managing the pre-production, production and post-production processes
  • Employee management experience
  • Technical knowledge of AVID, Premier, Final Cut, Finishing/online editing, Aftereffects, Photoshop, and Pro Tools
  • Knowledge of broadcast technical specifications for linear and digital platforms
  • Must have established contacts and rate knowledge for post-production vendors
  • Ability to make presentations
  • Ability to procure, present and apply information about the industry and emerging technologies, in order to further company goals
  • Some knowledge of flash, CGI, stop-motion and traditional animation preferred

  • Proficiency in Media Resources Management programs (Salesforce m360 a plus), Movie Magic/EP Budgeting, ScheduALL, Xytech Mediapulse, Filemaker Pro based programs and Excel-based spreadsheets
  • Expertise in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Self-starter, takes initiative
  • Direct and purposeful in all verbal and written communication
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with various communication styles and creative viewpoints
  • Approachable
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Willing to take initiative and ownership of projects
  • Understands the importance of training and development
  • Approaches challenges as opportunities for learning and creative thinking

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in media related field or equivalent work experience

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with International Family Entertainment, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

International Family Entertainment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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