Producer - Series
Los Angeles, CA
TimeMonday, 9 August 20217am - 8am PDT
DescriptionWith over 209 million subscribers enjoying great content in over 190 countries, it’s an exciting time to work at Netflix.
By serving as a platform for original storytelling, we’re fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and TV shows and seek to create joy for our members around the world. This guiding principle has informed our commitment to animation, a universal language, and the establishment of Netflix Animation Studios where creative visionaries can perform their best work.
This is the new wave of animation — and you can help shape it. Our goal is to tell stories that no one has seen but that everyone will remember.
We are seeking a Producer who is able to balance their experienced production background with creative understanding to support an upcoming Preschool Animated Series that will have multiple shows within the title. This Producer role is an opportunity to guide the overall title through the Development and Production phases to take its place among the most beloved Preschool properties at Netflix. The Producer role will liaise with Netflix Creative and Physical Production teams along with the Creator, Executive Producers, and Production Crew to manage, guide, and skillfully problem solve throughout all phases of production. Our ideal candidate is a calm and thoughtful communicator, a generous and ambitious problem solver. This leadership role will set the pace, communication, and culture of the production crew to support workflows and deliverables for creative direction, schedules, budget, and tools.
What You’ll Do:
Partner with the key creative leadership on the title
Customize, maintain, and oversee the production schedule and microschedules including budget
Partner with the Finance and Production Accounting departments regularly for budget, updates, and cost reports
Build a diverse and inclusive crew in partnership with Talent Acquisition; providing staffing projections, defining roles, and developing strategies for search, outreach, and interviews
Initiate vendor agreements as needed for writers, casting directors/voice directors, recording studios, and production companies
Partner with both creative and technical groups to ensure that our plans for creative and practical goals can be delivered
Assess, manage, and communicate series production schedules and complexities with internal teams, offsite animation studio partners, and external services
Manage and mentor the Production Staff, creating environments where all team members are treated fairly and respectfully, are valued for their talent and perspective, and are given the opportunity to do work that is purposeful and impactful
Support departments with problem solving, anticipating needs and concerns, and providing solutions
Facilitate communication to the crew and show leadership through weekly progress reports and daily updates
Take part in storyboard pitches, animatic reviews, spotting sessions, mixes, and onlines as needed
Take part in casting, auditions, and recording sessions as needed
Some travel as needed
What You’ll Need:
4-5 + years experience as a Line Producer on animated series. Experience on shorts, web series, or feature films is helpful but not essential. (other creative fields such as gaming or VFX can also be helpful but not essential)
Experienced understanding of the creative and production partnership in Series Animation
Expert understanding of animation pipelines from pre-production through post-production
Adaptability and resilience to quick changes in priorities, technology, tools and workflow
Tenacious and passionate in the pursuit of inclusive teams
Curiosity, creativity, and passion for inventive storytelling
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; providing candid, helpful, and timely feedback to colleagues
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Calm attitude and interaction with others
Experience in Google Suite (preferred) or Microsoft Office
Knowledge of production tracking and asset management required. Shotgun software knowledge preferred