Director of ProductionCreative, New York
Eko, the pioneer of interactive serial video entertainment, where consumers can shape stories as they are being told, is looking for a Director of Production to join its creative team. If you are passionate about working on the cutting edge of both tech and entertainment, read on.
In your role, you’ll be managing all of Eko’s activity from concept phase through premiere, as well as directly producing some of Eko’s shows.
As production team lead, you will prepare and manage the content production plan based on requirements from the Chief Creative Officer and the Director of Content Partnerships. You will use your deep command of episodic content development and production to ensure all shows are delivered on time and on budget, while setting realistic expectations for all stakeholders. The successful director of production will constantly improve production processes, documentation, and tools as needed in order to achieve the plan. As manager, you will mentor the project managers, plan for their growth, and develop the team through new hires in support of business growth.
In addition to leading the production team, you will also directly manage a number of shows from creative development until the goals set for these titles are fulfilled. To contribute to your success, you will partner with the show’s creative director, as well as an agile team including a creative and technical support specialist, a product manager, and business affairs contacts.
The director of production will be responsible for:
- Negotiating and approving show production budgets (including video production and interactive production)
- Educating and supporting all production partners to produce and deliver premium episodic interactive entertainment. For example, UX/UI and technical processes/requirements for video production partners, or video production processes for the digital partners.
- The legal, financial and delivery aspects of the shows: drafting agreements with Eko’s attorney and seeking full execution; determining and maintaining cash-flow of payments to production partners; gathering and maintaining all deliverables in Eko’s systems
- Managing the project management team including hiring and mentoring
To be successful, the director of production will:
- Have excellent risk management skills, allowing them to anticipate potential challenges and guide stakeholders in detecting roadblocks before they occur
- Be in a constant optimization and improvement mindset, trying to enhance Eko’s workflows and systems for the benefit of the team and the content partners
- Work in total transparency, ensuring all information and materials are available to all team members at all times
- Be terrified of wasting time
- Embody the company goals as well as understand and embrace Eko’s values
...and should embody at least 6 of these qualifications:
- Video production budgeting and negotiation experience
- Experience developing scripted content or serial content production
- Experience in developing and producing video games or interactive storytelling,
- Excellent traditional project management skills
- Detail-oriented and thorough, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, able to pivot when necessary, patient but tenacious
- A G-Suite and Asana enthusiast (Basecamp works too but we use Asana)
- Teaching or educational experience
- High emotional intelligence
If your comfort zone is in routine tasks, this is not a position you would enjoy. Every show is different and will present different learning opportunities for the right candidate.
If that sounds exciting - we can't wait to hear from you!
We are all artists.
We strap a saddle on chaos, hit “unrealistic” goals, act passionately, help each other flourish, learn quickly, trust our guts, trust each other, speak our minds, believe in a creative approach to everything, and respectfully break and rewrite rules. We are reinventing storytelling forever.
Isn’t it beautiful?
Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the US and paperwork will be verified prior to and as a condition to hire.
Interlude US Inc. (dba., Eko) is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.