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January 10, 2023

HIRING: Contract 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 creators in the world.

We partner with global brands and platforms like YouTube, Google, Lenovo, Target, Snapchat, and Clorox alongside 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 to social content series – and our in-house team of creatives, strategists, talent leads, designers, producers, and project managers push one another 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: 

  • Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
  • Our working style is flexible and highly collaborative
  • Opportunities to grow and contribute at various layers of the creative and production process
  • Competitive salary and generous bonuses, with annual salary reviews
  • 100% matching 401K plan
  • Generous employee + dependent medical, dental and vision group coverage.
  • A monthly health & wellness stipend for everything from exercise to massage to mediation, and fully covered Headspace and HealthiestYou (telemedicine) memberships for all.
  • Flexible time off (with ~3 week guidance), monthly Summer Fridays, quarterly Wellness Days, frequent 4 day weekends, all major holidays off, an extra long Winter Break around the holidays, and a 4-week fully paid sabbatical with tenure.
  • Protected paid leave for primary and secondary caregivers, an annual child care stipend, and dependent care Flexible Spending Account
  • Team programming (yoga, trivia, happy hours, etc.), professional development stipend, and quarterly team seminars led by industry experts
  • Flexible work from anywhere in the world, with stipends for home office setups, covered expenses for home utilities and cell expenses, work hour adjustments to reflect time zones, and much more.
  • Employee Assistance Program, including coaching services; health, wellness and emotional wellbeing counseling; financial, and legal planning and consultation.
  • Matching charitable donations throughout the year, along with ongoing volunteer and mentorship opportunities with partner organizations
  • And of course, 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.