REPORTS TO: Steven Tartick, Executive Creative Director
RPM is a full-service agency tailored for live entertainment and experiences. Our team works directly with clients on campaigns that are effective and progressive in both strategy and creativity. We are looking to expand our team with people who share this passion. Clients include the Broadway shows Hamilton, Chicago, Moulin Rouge!, and The Phantom of the Opera, To Kill a Mockingbird, plus Madison Square Garden Entertainment, and others. Our roster has recently expanded to the interactive experience realm, including City Experiences cruises and Constellation Immersive.
Even through the global pandemic, RPM continues to provide premiere marketing, creative, and strategy to our clients as we prepare for Broadway’s triumphant return in 2021.
The Executive Producer is responsible for taking our team’s creative ideas and making them a reality. They will oversee and execute the producing process for any content capture, including photography, video, audio recordings, and art projects. Captured content can range from major all-inclusive campaign shoots to small behind-the-scenes projects for social. The Executive Producer will need to function autonomously to curate/contract/manage external vendors, coordinate and manage on- and off-camera talent, and flawlessly organize all production elements, including wardrobe, voice-over recordings, and set/prop needs. Constant collaboration between the agency, vendors, and venue staff will be required. The Executive Producer will be in direct conversation with clients where they will need to distill complex information into actionable plans. The EP will also manage a Production Coordinator who will assist with the seamless flow of information internally and externally. Throughout all of this, the EP will continue to document and evolve our workflow to make future projects run as smoothly as possible.
- Oversee and execute production for all RPM shoots across multiple mediums
- Translate a creative brief from the internal team into an actionable production brief for an external vendor
- Thoughtfully vet/negotiate vendor proposals/budgets to ensure creative visions are being executed efficiently without sacrificing quality
- Create, manage, and communicate project estimates/budgets to creative team, client managers and, at times, clients directly
- Assemble, contract ,and oversee external talent/vendors etc.
- Manage communication, and coordination with multiple departments at once, including crew, HMU, Wardrobe, talent, etc.
- Source and manage on-/off-camera talent (actors, voice-over, performers)
- Act as the primary liaison with business affairs team to provide necessary talent estimates and ensure proper paperwork is executed for contracting and paying any talent
- Curate and maintain a database of photographers, videographers and other talent for future collaboration
- Oversee the Production Coordinator to ensure that all logistics, shoot details, and communication is set for each shoot
- Solidify agency process and workflow surrounding production, including the handoff of assets to the post-production team
- Location scouting, line producing and prop sourcing may be required
- 5+ years in production, ideally in an agency environment and/or entertainment company
- Expertise in sourcing typical production resources/talent related to content capture: photographers, videographers, equipment, props/sets, etc.
- Experience providing estimates against creative ideas, and creating and managing production budgets
- Ability to solve unexpected problems swiftly and drama-free
- Experience working with on- and off-camera talent
- Interest in New York theater, arts and culture scene
- A true problem solver who is able to anticipate roadblocks and offer solutions
- Late-night, early-morning and weekend work will be required at times
YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT THE OFFICE:
After catching up on some emails and Slacks, you join an internal meeting with the creative team, who are fleshing out treatments for an upcoming music video for one of our new clients. After getting a full download, you are tasked with sourcing possible Directors for the project and gathering reels that can be presented to the client. After providing some initial thoughts, you head to a pre-production meeting for a photo shoot the following week with a new star joining one of our shows. There’s still a lot to problem solve: The location for the shoot just fell through, the star is unhappy with the initial wardrobe choices, and the budget just increased because the Director wants to add additional equipment. You make some quick calls to source a new location for the shoot and then head out to grab coffee with a great editorial photographer you have been wanting to meet and find a project for. The afternoon is largely spent working with the Manager of the star in the photo shoot and the Costume Designer of the show to solve that issue, with a few hours spent updating the shoot budget. You end the day by briefing the Client Managers of your projects on their status, before making your way home.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
A successful Producer at RPM will instill confidence in our clients that their projects are being managed seamlessly. The clients, in addition to creative talent and fellow RPM employees, will find this person quick on his/her feet, solution-oriented and enjoyable to work with. The Producer will maintain excellent relationships with external creative partners and juggle the needs of the client and internal team. This position will require detail-oriented work in a fast-moving environment — the successful Producer will thrive by taking the time to ensure i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed, while moving swiftly to keep projects progressing forward.
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