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Broadcast Producer

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SUMMARY
• Responsible for day-to-day television, content and radio production activities, liaising with production companies and post production houses. Participates in bid submission, pre-production, shooting, recording and editing. The Broadcast Producer is a creative advertising practitioner with special skills in film and sound.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• The Broadcast Producer works with copywriters and art directors in the completion of agreed-upon television, video, content and radio commercials and makes creative contributions in these areas when possible.

• Seeks out quality talent and bids from various suppliers.

• Possesses comprehensive knowledge of the broadcast production process, AICP and AICE guidelines and SAG, AFTRA, AFM commercials contracts

• Manage and monitors costs for all broadcast production jobs with Business Manager

• Manages all aspects of pre-production, production and postproduction.

• Prepares schedules and expedites production on assigned jobs – obtains approval of new costs prior to a production.

• Reviews commercial boards and scripts to flag potential talent issues that may impact talent residual budgets and assist producers with preparation of casting specs

• The Broadcast Producer must be able to work productively and harmoniously not only with the agency people assigned to a specific account and with the outside production houses, but also with the client personnel responsible for the brand or service.

• Remains current on industry and technological trends.

• Maintains communication with necessary creative and account service people to facilitate workflow, scheduling and client reviews and approval.

• Evaluates the technical abilities and resources of directors/production companies; Editors/Finishing houses, Casting agents/Facilities, Music search/composers; to produce the best creative results.

• Presents production budgets and schedules and addresses production related questions for internal and external clients.

• Manages director, editor, music, EFX, and other vendor selection process.

• Works with business manager to create ballparks, bid comparisons and client facing estimates.

• Inputs all estimates into financial systems: PRISM (as well as works with Business Manager to input into system)

• Prepares Purchase orders and ensures start up vendor invoices are processed for payment

• Identifies potential legal issues and interfaces with Agency legal counsel to resolve issues --prior to shoot.

• Works with account team and traffic to monitor and address network legal clearance issues.

• Supervises the shoot, editing and completion of projects.

• During the shoot manages the casting, location selections and all aspects of what goes on screen. i.e. reviews casting, attends callbacks, reviews locations, location /tech scouts, rehearsels, fittings, color corrects product, etc.

• Deals with production company and/or casting agency to negotiate and prepare talent contracts. (works with business manager to make sure talent is paid)

• Manages ISCI slating and layoffs of all finished spots

• Delivers final product to dubhouse and creates agency masters for archives. And advises account team and traffic person that masters have been delivered.

• Maintains production job jacket with broadcast production bids/contracts, invoices, stock music, etc. on the server

Work with Business manager to create new forms needed with AR Logo/Address

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