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April 10, 2021

NOW HIRING: Producer (LA)


We are looking for a Producer to join our team and make breakthrough internet content – is it you?

PORTAL A is an award-winning content company that creates breakthrough entertainment with the most influential brands, platforms, and talent in the world.

We partner with global brands like YouTube, Google, Lenovo, Amazon, and Clorox and a new generation of talent to make content that rises above the noise. We pride ourselves in taking on huge challenges – from internet culture-defining projects to feature documentaries – and our in-house team of creatives, strategists, talent leads, producers, designers, and editors push one other to produce our best work with each new project.

Our team is looking to hire a Producer to lead produce a variety of projects on a contract basis, with the potential to grow into a full-time staff position.

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 with detailed knowledge on standard COVID-safety protocols
  • Familiarity with various production budgeting softwares
  • General knowledge of post production workflow
  • Experience in post supervising and producing a plus

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
  • Setting up post production, including hiring post-production crew (editors, sound engineers, colorists, etc.), and on some projects, 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

Working @ Portal A

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. 

Here are a few reasons why people like working here: 

  • The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
  • Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate. Our working style is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
  • Opportunities to grow and contribute at various layers of the process
  • Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
  • Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage.
  • Flexible time off, all major holidays, year-round Summer Fridays, long Winter Break, quarterly Wellness Days, and a 4-week sabbatical with tenure.
  • Protected paid leave for primary and secondary caregivers, and optional dependent care Flexible Spending Account
  • Virtual team programming (yoga, trivia, happy hours, etc.), professional development stipend, and quarterly team seminars led by industry experts
  • Reimbursed cell and utility expenses and an annual stipend for WFH set-up
  • Generous Wellness Program to support physical and mental health, for everything from exercise to mediation
  • Matching charitable donations throughout the year, along with ongoing volunteer and mentorship opportunities with partner organizations
  • The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)

How to Apply

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 “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.