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Manager, OTT Production

Orlando, Florida
7 Sep 2023

Very Local, Hearst Television's streaming platform, is seeking a Manager, OTT Production to be a key member of the production leadership team helping oversee a team of producers and supervising original unscripted TV series that celebrate the spirit of local communities.

As Manager, OTT Production, you must be a respectful leader willing to mentor and lead a team of creatives ranging from coordinators to senior producers and support teams and productions with a hands-on player-coach approach. The ideal candidate pairs vast video production knowledge with humanity and a deep passion for TV production. Our managers drive Very Local internal productions from development through delivery, they identify and embrace fresh, efficient workflows, and they support their teams with thoughtful leadership and diligence.

This position will report to the Senior Director, Very Local Studios.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements efficient and organized production workflows and oversees progress.
  • Manages a team of creatives responsible for producing half-hour OTT shows.
  • Provides creative and structural feedback on productions from development through delivery.
  • Logistical dynamo mentoring the team on best practices for permitting, insurance, casting, scripting, talent booking, equipment purchases and rentals, and more.
  • Has high video production IQ, strong creative compass, implements impactful best practices, pioneers successful production approaches, and has attention to detail on budgeting.
  • Hands-on mentor to our group of creatives who thoughtfully elevates the work of everyone on the team from pre-production through delivery.
  • Pulls strings on show assignments, delegates producer tasks, and closely manages the production and staff schedules.
  • Showcases hands-on producing skills in the field as a mentor and coach, while also leading teams in pre and post-production.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience developing, producing, directing, editing managing and/or coordinating video productions. Please provide show example links and/or reel.
  • Basic knowledge of Google Drive and MS Office. Dropbox a plus. Airtable a plus.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to travel for productions.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and coordinating skills. Communication is everything.
  • A good attitude! The Very Local team is committed to a positive and respectful work environment, and we look after our teammates.

About Us

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

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  • Job Reference: 1108272359-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Very Local
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Salary: On Application