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February 10, 2021

NOW HIRING: Contract Producers (LA)


We are looking for LA-based Producers to work on a contract or freelance basis for specific productions (4-12 week timelines), or across a variety of projects (8-24 week timelines).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Nuts and bolts line producing including hiring all crew, booking all vendors, scouting locations, permitting, arranging catering, etc. 
  • Building, managing, and actualizing production budgets
  • Managing crew timecards, invoices, deal memos, production credit cards, petty cash, cash advances, etc. 
  • Hiring and managing production teams (production managers, production coordinators, production assistants)
  • Keeping the production team on task, making sure we’re hitting deadlines
  • Working closely with the Director on script breakdowns, shot-lists, and storyboards
  • Managing the safety of the crew and cast by putting together COVID-safe productions with necessary CCO personnel, testing, and PPE
  • Post producing, including hiring post-production crew (editors, sound engineers, colorists, etc.) and managing the post-production process
  • Working directly with Portal A’s team of Project Managers, Talent Producers, Creatives, Strategists, and Designers to meet and exceed project expectations and deliverables
  • Frequent reporting to the Head of Production, with checks to make sure the execution is high quality, on time, and under budget

Experience & Capabilities

The right individual will have 5+ years of experience as a producer, with distinct experience in nuts and bolts line producing and have:  

  • Experience in producing content for digital platforms 
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a variety of priorities simultaneously
  • Experience in communicating nuanced production matters to a range of stakeholders
  • A network of freelancers — cinematographers, production designers, editors, etc. — is a plus
  • Prior experience producing COVID-safe productions is a plus
  • Familiarity with various production budgeting softwares
  • Experience in post producing including hiring and managing editors, sound engineers and colorists
  • General knowledge of post production workflow

How to Apply

We are looking for candidates who reside in the LA area — while prep and post can happen remotely, we’re looking for candidates who can be present for LA-based productions. 

Email jobs@portal-a.com with:

  • Your resume + linkedin/website You know the drill. 
  • Cover Letter. A short note on why you’re a fit for the role, and what you’ve been working on recently.  

Please include “CONTRACT PRODUCER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.