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Senior Production Manager

Full-Time at Hulu Santa Monica

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Andrew Hulu Santa Monica Andrew
Hulu has created an amazing experience for its subscribers, and to contribute to that effort feels like a privilege every day.

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Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we're looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.

SUMMARY

Hulu’s Originals department is looking for a Production Management executive to join our growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the budgeting and physical production by third party studios of Hulu’s rapidly expanding slate of Original scripted pilots and series, films,  documentaries, and specials. Applicants should have a strong knowledge base of budgeting and physical production from pre-production through delivery.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Oversee production by Hulu’s third-party studio/production company partners, from development through end of production
  • Analyze and negotiate budgets submitted by studios/production companies.
  • Provide expert advice on aligning creative goals to Hulu's budget parameters.
  • Track and monitor production spend, evaluate overage requests, propose recommendations for budget changes to meet internal targets.
  • Work closely with Content team to evaluate scripts from a production perspective and provide internal budget forecasting and target budgets prior to greenlight.
  • Oversee and manage production and make sure we are on track to meet launch goals.
  • Review and approve studio/production company crew hires, production personnel, etc.
  • Evaluate and recommend potential production companies.
  • Actively identify and evaluate alternative production models.
  • Assess production risk and advise on locations, insurance, production bonds, etc.
  • Develop ongoing greenlight and production calendar based on development pipeline.
  • Lead communications regarding production matters throughout project lifecycle to ensure internal partners (Marketing, PR, Creative, Product, Advertising) are always aligned.
  • Constantly be focused on optimizing our Originals production process and management through technical advancements, workflow improvements and strategic ideas.

WHAT TO BRING

  • 7+ years of work experience in scripted production management at a major media company or as a physical/line producer of television/digital content.
  • Candidates will likely be at the VP level or equivalent at a television studio/network.
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects physical production, from pre-production through delivery, including music, Vfx, 4K and HDR delivery, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of production budgets, crew rates, union rates and rules, tax incentives, production locations, post facilities, and market trends.
  • Strong working knowledge of budgeting and production software, including Movie Magic.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Extensive television/digital production contacts with vendors, producers, studios, executives, talent, etc.
  • Passion for TV and new media, and strong desire to be part of an industry that is quickly changing.
  • Great business judgment, proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an evolving and fast-paced, flexible environment, prioritizing and handling multiple projects concurrently.
  • A problem solver’s attitude and flexible, creative thinking.
  • A sense of partnership with Creative, Business Affairs, Legal Affairs, and Finance teams.

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Strong knowledge of Canadian and other International production
  • Hands-on knowledge of production software, including Movie Magic Budgeting/Scheduling, various cost reporting software, Scenechronize, etc.

Our Hiring Process

  • Step 1

    Apply for a role through our career site, or through a referral, and complete any assessments required for the role. Make sure to browse through Hulu.com and our careers site to get an understanding of our product and culture.

  • Step 2

    If you’re a potential fit, a recruiter will reach out for an initial screen. They will want to learn more about you, your background, goals, and aspirations – and answer any questions you have about the position. You may also be asked to speak to the hiring manager for the role.

  • Step 3

    Come on in and meet the team in person. This is typically the final stage and your chance to leave a lasting impression through your enthusiasm, preparation, abilities, and resume. You may also be asked to present “pre-work” that shows how you would handle a specific challenge or scenario.

Just like the best ensemble casts of our favorite shows,
Hulu embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Hulu is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants if needed during the interview process.

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