Senior Producer

San Francisco, California, United States Full-time

Who We Are

We are Sister Studios, Mekanism’s make it happen Production company and studio.  

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands, including Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: Communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Mekanism’s campaigns have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School.

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories. Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off. What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, Ping-Pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions. We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.


The Role

Are you one of those rare individuals who have experienced all sides of content production from the trenches of line production to the dark rooms of post to the agency world? Do you enjoy the creative aspects of producing content as much as you relish running a tight ship and keeping a well-oiled machine on track and on budget? Are you looking for a fun, energetic and creative environment? Then we want to talk to you.

As a key member of Mekanism’s in-house production division Sister Studios and social media agency Epic Signal, you will scope and manage productions within the fast paced world of advertising and social media - which means quick turnarounds and at times, tight budgets. You will monitor schedules and track progress on multiple projects, coordinate personnel and be the hub for communications on those projects.

This role reports to the Head of Production, Sister and Executive Producer, Sister, and will work closely with the Epic Signal team in SF.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Work closely with the Executive Producer & HOP of Sister and the leadership of Epic Signal on A-to-Z management of branded work for social
  • Be a proactive nexus of communication between Mekanism and Epic Signal agency teams, Sister production team, and vendors. At times you will wear an an agency-producer hat and at times a production management hat
  • Generate AICP-format bids, scopes of work and schedules for live action and post
  • Handle some business affairs-related production matters including insurance, clearances, releases, talent contracts
  • Participate in scoping exercises with Mekanism agency teams, as well as direct-to-client new business pitches
  • Work with a team of in-house creative resources (editors, animators, DPs, directors) and participate in resource management for this team
  • Staff up production and post as needed by sourcing and onboarding vendors and freelance resources
  • Manage general project outcomes (agency creative team and client satisfaction, production spend/actuals, creative results, etc.) 


  • 5+ years of experience in a production role at a production company, post house, ad agency, and/or freelance producer
  • Proficiency in quick-turn live action content & post production
  • Familiarity with social platforms and optimizing content for social; bonus points if you have experience creating branded content series for social
  • Experience producing content at a range of budget levels
  • A proven track record of managing projects from bid through delivery
  • Great relationships and resources for creative resources, crew and vendors
  • Extremely buttoned up and organized with great communication skills
  • Proficiency with basic production business affairs matters such as insurance, location permits, clearances, talent contracts & usage
  • Grace under pressure; a team player; down to jump in and get your hands dirty to solve a problem

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