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Director, Post Production

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 928176BR Location West Hollywood, California, United States / Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Mar. 16, 2022

Job Summary:

The Director of post production oversees the team, projects, and campaigns in support of The Walt Disney Company’s creative content and marketing organizations. This includes team management, budget planning, as well as oversight of color correction, editing, audio mixing, reformatting, and titling in a high-volume deadline-driven hybrid environment. In this role, she/he leads cross-functional teams and creative agencies to assess the scope and challenges of multiple concurrent productions, projects, and campaigns, and guides the planning to successfully deliver and meet competing deadlines. This position requires is a team champion who is trusting, professional, respectful, and is committed to creating a safe inclusive environment for team members to develop, grow and thrive. This leader will build relationships with internal and external technology, operations, and creative teams to deliver innovative solutions that drive efficiency at scale. This all requires strong knowledge of current and emerging post production technology and workflows, a strategic mindset, and is responsible for annual budget forecasting, evaluation, and guiding implementation of hardware, software, and technical solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross functional teams and creative agencies to assess scope and challenges of projects/campaigns, and anticipate and mitigate obstacles
  • Direct daily operations for high volume post production team
  • Identify, evaluate, refine, and improve internal post processes to increase efficiency and scale capacity while delivering highest quality content
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of current and emerging post production workflows
  • Champion, develop and manage professional growth of team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in television post production, marketing operations, or related field
  • Expert knowledge in establishing and supervising post production processes and timelines including color correction, VFX, editorial, titling, and audio mixing
  • Experience supervising post production workflows for multiple content types and distribution channels, including linear television, streaming, film, social, and integrated production
  • Ability to think strategically, predict problems before they arise and resolve issues in a collaborative fashion
  • Experience communicating alignment with cross-functional teams
  • Proficient with technical specifications used in broadcast, cable, OTT, and social media platforms
  • Expert knowledge of editing and audio mixing tools including Adobe Premiere Pro (including color grading with this tool), Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Apple Final Cut X, Adobe After Effects, Pro Tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of HD Broadcast standards including LKFS metering and restrictions, High Dynamic Range, Leader HD Scopes, DK Meters, Dolby Delivery specs, 5.1 and ATMOS surround mixing, and codecs
  • Excellent organization, planning, and written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be able to handle a constantly changing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Experienced leader with demonstrable experience growing and developing team members

Required Education

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in media related area of study

Additional Information:

Under Disney Media Entertainment and Distribution (DMED) Networks group, the DMED Commercial Marketing Operations Team works closely with The Walt Disney Company’s creative content organizations and creative marketing teams, providing operational support across multiple business units to produce and deliver top quality content globally. The DMED Finishing team at Prospect Studios performs at the highest level using cutting edge software and hardware tools. Those inside this group work together to identify and solve issues before distribution, creating sound and picture that are unsurpassed in quality across the globe. networksjobs

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

American Broadcasting Companies, 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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