Production Manager

Walt Disney   •  

Charlotte, NC

Industry: Media


8 - 10 years

Posted 170 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job ID 563207BR

Job Summary:

The Production Manager will manage production content, logistics and financial planning of a group of assigned shows or sport categories.


  • Oversees projects within assigned sports groups/show units (i.e. Sales and graphics coordination, creative content management)
  • Liaison for assigned sport/show categories between Production, other ESPN departments and outside entities.
  • Manages the training and guidance of staff and freelance Talent, Producers, Directors, Graphics/Playback Producers, Associate Directors, Associate Producers and Production Assistants on the systematic processes of assigned sport/show unit.
  • Responsible for training new hires and direct reports on Production departmental processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for recruiting, selecting and hiring of various levels of Production personnel, for specific production groups, sport categories/show units and production management team.
  • Oversees scheduling of assigned personnel, regarding event and show assignments, time management and facilities.
  • Provides objective feedback and coaching on performance to staff and freelance personnel and shares feedback as required; participates in the growth and development of assigned personnel.
  • Directly manages other Production Coordinators and Sr. Production Coordinators (including goal setting, mid and year-end reviews, input for promotion recommendations and growth and development).
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of production clinics, seminars, workshops, surveys and meetings for production personnel.
  • Project and review plans for production facility needs for assigned sports/shows.
  • Negotiate agreements for production services (with external personnel, companies, vendors, entities; in conjunction with ESPN Legal and/or Contract Management departments, requests and executes contracts for negotiated agreements.
  • Includes technical, logistical, financial and administrative aspects of productions in assigned areas.
  • Collaborates with VP, Sr. CP and CP to ensure that assigned productions meet established network creative and technical specifications, business objectives and financial goals.
  • Collaborates with VP, Sr. CP and CP to define Production goals and measure objectives.
  • Decisions are guided by established corporate policies and Production operational policies.
  • Work is reviewed from a mid to long-term perspective and against defined objectives, budgets and schedules.
  • Responsible for the handling and trafficking of sensitive information (budgetary, fee-related, etc.)
  • Responsible for dealing with time-sensitive materials and decisions.
  • During Production peak times remains accessible and is often required to work non-traditional days/hours.
  • Traveling for productions (domestic and international) may be required.Directly manages one or more direct reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of the production of studio shows, remoteevents and/or packaged shows.
  • Advanced knowledge of the operational and logistical aspects of production planning.
  • Experience in working with external entities for independent or joint venture productions.
  • Extensive experience in various aspects of production management (i.e. processing contracts and invoices, creating, maintaining and distributing production information, travel management, production personnel scheduling/staffing).
  • Financial management experience including management of six-figure plus budgets.
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Strong communication skills (i.e. clear and concise in all forms of communication, ability to handle high-volume email and phone traffic as well as in-person interactions)
  • Must possess strong organizational skills (i.e. budgeting time and prioritizing workload, accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks, ability to implement systematic processes and organize information flow).
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative; suggests ideas and solutions to problems that arise or before they occur.
  • Must understand the value of synergy in a dynamic organization.
  • Has demonstrated ability to react quickly and positively under a wide variety of sensitive production situations that arise and are subject to continual change.
  • Has advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • A minimum of 7 years of production and/or operations experience.

Required Education

  • College degree or equivalent

About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.