Studio Manager

SPARK is seeking a Studio Manager to oversee all aspects of our production management for both our Tampa and San Diego offices. As the Studio Manager your role is to manage the business of studios and galvanize teams to tell stories that move people to act. You lead teams to the highest quality video, photography or audio product regardless of client budget. You are passionate about leading teams of top talent including shooters, editors, producers and motion designers. From creative concept to finished piece, you embrace collaboration at all stages and foster a culture of open, solutions-oriented communication for optimal outcomes. You maintain cooperative disposition while balancing creative needs with business strategy and fiscal responsibility.

The Basics

Minimum 5 year experience in managing studio production or post-production.
Extensive knowledge of broadcast production and run and gun production
Experience with digital technology and editing software packages (ie. Premiere, After Effects, Lumetri Color, Final Cut)

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Studio Management

  • Maintain oversight of all production estimates at every stage to ensure responsible management of agency and client budgets
  • Plan and oversee all stages of the studio workflow short and long-term scheduling and adjust with shifting priorities
  • Work with operations to forecast staffing needs & develop resourcing plans to accommodate workflow
  • Ensure effective management of studio server with proactive communications to leadership on needs
  • Proactively share key budget overages and/or concerns to partners
  • Ensure accurate time tracking for all studios team staff through regular review of time sheets
  • Proactively share future equipment needs and make recommendations on investments as needed
  • Share post mortem document with optimization recommendations to partners on all large projects

Elevate at Every Phase

  • Collaborate with creative and brand teams to understand both the concept and client business objectives
  • Proactively deliver to Concept Treatments based on creative concepts, and work with creative teams to refine
  • Provides multiple solutions for highest quality outcomes within client budgets

Production Leadership

  • Ensure sourcing of casting, locations, wardrobes and props meet creative and budget criteria
  • Ensure quality assurance vetting and necessity of of all crew for production
  • Review and approves all production binders in collaboration with creative and brand teams to ensure alignment
  • Ensure large shoots meet agency and client vision
  • Oversees all studio edits at every stage and revision round and foster a collaborative edit culture with creative team

Experience & Qualities:

  • Minimum 5 year experience in managing studio production or post-production.
  • Extensive knowledge of broadcast production and run and gun production
  • Experience with digital technology and editing software packages (ie. Premiere, After Effects, Lumetri Color, Final Cut)
  • Demonstrable video editing ability with a strong portfolio
  • Ability to genuinely collaborate with all departments within the agency is critical.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solutions-first mindset, open to ideas from others

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