Jr Producer

New York, United States Full-time

Who We Are

We are Mekanism.  

We solve real business problems using a strategic blend of storytelling, high design and/or clever, bust-a-gut humor.  It’s basically just advertising.  We do it for brands your Mom’s heard of – Peloton, HBO, EOS, Quilted Northern, MillerCoors, Charles Schwab, Alaska Airlines, Ben & Jerry’s, Muscle Milk, MedMen and a few others.

Our innovative approach to get asses in seats and move product from shelves has earned Agency of the Year Awards the past two years, numerous Effies, two Harvard case studies and all sorts of industry hardware. 

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 violent brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.

 

The Jr Broaddcast Producer 

The Production Department at Mekanism is a kick-ass and growing team comprised of broadcast, content, print and digital producers.  We work as a collaborative team to identify new ways of connecting people with brands through forward thinking solutions in all mediums.  Our main objectives are to inspire, strategize, create and execute inventive and engaging experiences.

The Jr Broadcast Producer brings ideas to life in the most creative, and efficient way. You must be a creative problem solver whose production expertise allows you to guide development efforts for small video/animation and radio projects. You will work closely with all internal teams, senior producers, the HOP and external partners to meet and exceed performance targets, foster a positive and fun work environment, and serve as a model of professionalism and a reflection of the company’s personality and culture.

You are able to build strong, resilient relationships with internal departments and external clients.

With senior support you are learning to manage all aspects of the project life cycle from concept to delivery and must be reasonably familiar with the roles played by Design, Copywriting, Studio, Production, Editorial, Music, Stock and Quality Assurance. You have some experience moving projects through all internal agency departments and roles, ensuring the proper reviews and approvals at appropriate stages. Whether it’s advising on the feasibility of creative concepts, involving the correct resources from each department at the optimal time, ensuring resources are available and priorities are managed in alignment with account, identifying bottlenecks and proposing solutions ahead of time, the only thing that is certain is that no one day is ever the same.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility 

  • With HOP and finance guidance will learn to employ company processes and policies throughout the project lifespan, from scoping to wrap and financial tracking; with senior supervision
  • With senior guidance will learn to create and track project plans, budgets, estimates, schedules and SOWs to help ensure a successful project all around; with senior supervision
  • Embrace ‘out of the box’ ideas and implementation of challenged projects or projects that may fall outside of the norm.
  • Learn and implement Mekanism software/platforms: Google, Advantage, Excel, InDesign
  • Learn and implement Mekanism production workflow: creative phase, production prep, award, production, post production, wrap. Review and route files to assure complete approval before releasing to third party vendors
  • Learn to monitor developing trends within the broadcast/content & animation industries.
  • Start amassing robust rolodex of local NY and national vendors within the broadcast & content disciplines
  • With HOP and senior producer guidance will source directors, post vendors, music vendors, stock vendors.
  • Provide competitive estimates from vendors for all aspects of production, obtain team, client and/or agency approvals and monitor the actual costs
  • Will learn to monitor vendor adherence to quality, expectations and to tight timelines.
  • With senior supervision will ensure all jobs produced are up to Mekanism’s high creative standards, at the best possible cost and on time to meet client or vendor needs. 
  • Will learn to ensure that communication is managed, documented, communicated within the team and to clients.
  • Work with brand management, creative team and vendors to translate creative challenges into technical solutions
  • Help ensure that work is produced on strategy and adheres to client's brand guidelines
  • Participate in the development of procedural guidelines to assure compatibility, acceptance and standardization within & outside Mekanism      
  • With HOP or senior producer guidance will to represent agency to clients when called upon to address production issues.

 

Qualifications 

  • 3+ years experience managing a range of broadcast/content projects & animation projects: extra experience with animation a plus
  • Prior post production/animation and/or commercial live action or experience a big plus
  • Must have some experience producing content, TV and radio all the way through delivery
  • Must have some experience with SAG and non union talent rules
  • Must be able to work in cloud based platforms like Google
  • You must be a creative problem solver and team player
  • Ability to learn to assess risks and get ahead of project issues by problem solving and working closely with teams to determine smart solutions 
  • A creative eye for detail and organization
  • Clear communication skills and some client management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle projects with senior supervision 
  • You must be awesome, You must not take yourself too seriously.
  • Able to handle a project under tight deadlines with supervision.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, team building and relationship management skills.
  • High Energy, Self Motivated
  • Positive Attitude and big thinking

Apply for this opening at http://mekanism.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0jtf3?apply=true