Senior Interactive Producer

Los Angeles, California, United States, US

ABOUT US


YML is a design and digital product agency. We create innovative products that export Silicon Valley to the world. We create value for our clients by creating value for their customers.


Founded in 2009 we built app #54 in the App store. We have led early-stage startups and top-tier brands to “wow” their customers with best-in-class digital products and experiences. Our work has created category leaders in retail (The Home Depot) and insurance (State Farm), as well as laid the digital foundation for the next generation of Fortune 500 companies (Credit Karma, PayPal, Mercari, and more).


Our bread and butter are in digital products, prototypes, customer experience, service design, and moment mapping. Our work has been recognized by Steve Jobs (ya, that Steve Jobs) and featured by TED Talks, in The Wall Street Journal (“YML is one of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley”), Forbes, Ad Age, ABC, CNBC and more. We are not a marketing agency. No campaigns. No media buying.


We started as a team of two, now we’re 500 strong. We have six offices on three continents and are headquartered in Silicon Valley (full remote positions available).


As a member of the YML Studios team, the Senior Producer is responsible for taking the agreed creative idea and bringing the clients’ wishes to life. This role requires a strong TV & Film craft and combines big ideas and creative problem-solving. This person is aware of emerging and current talent to engage the best suppliers for each project. They manage the entire production process, from idea to execution, working in partnership with the client, creatives, account team and manage the production and post-production process. They also manage the budget for each project.


WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?


  • Working collaboratively with our in-house studio team and our clients, you will act as a trusted partner and be relied upon to confidently present project plans, roadmaps, budgets, and scope for our client’s content efforts, digital projects and productions.
  • Supporting the creative team and their idea; representing, owning, championing and finding creative solutions to bring the idea to life in accordance with the brief for example being able to explain the production quote to a client in detail, justifying all costs at the are production meeting including types of insurance.
  • Producing any concept work before the project is live. This may include Animatic; Mood Films; Sound Scapes.
  • Sourcing our internal YML Studios team, creative partners, companies and suppliers to work on the project; directors, overseeing treatments, casting agents, actors, artists, locations, animators etc.
  • Managing all third-party relationships throughout the production process to ensure strong collaboration and high-quality moving content work that meets the brief.
  • Managing the production budget, and the associated administration, in accordance with client and agency expectations. Partnering with Finance on purchase orders, billable costs and people investments required.
  • Meeting clients, listening to their needs and being trusted to manage the process.
  • Awareness of rules surrounding usage fees, talent, contracts and shooting aboard.
  • Presenting ideas and routes to the client and the internal teams.
  • Involved in recruitment and selection decisions.


MUST HAVES


  • You are extremely organized, process-oriented and meticulous.
  • 5+ years of experience within a production environment; ideally former experience working with an in-house production team at a creative or advertising agency
  • Being up to date on the latest styles, trends, techniques and production possibilities.
  • Able to ‘ballpark’ quotes when first presented with a script to see if it is likely to be within budget.
  • Skilled at making and producing content in collaboration with a matrix of partners – for example, being up to date on which directors are right for which treatments.
  • Skilled negotiators to navigate multiple expectations and needs whilst managing the budget and not compromising on the quality of the work.
  • Skilled at navigating their way through conflict in high pressured situations.
  • Trusted representatives of the client, the work and the agency.
  • Credible in the production world with strong relationships with pre and post production houses, directors, casting agents etc.
  • Proficient at process management skills, presentation, logical thinking and creative problem-solving.


YOUR IDEAL MINDSET


  • Excellence — Do right by the work. Our work defines us. If it’s not world-class, then neither are we. We each live our craft, we never settle and we own the outcome. And by doing so, we strive to build the best, first-of-a-kind experiences for our clients and most importantly their customers.
  • Service — Do right by our clients. Our clients choose us because they like us. Relationships really do matter. We create an enjoyable, high-touch experience for our clients. We prioritize collaboration over negotiation, and, by doing so we lift our clients to new heights.
  • Heart — Do right by each other. Show some love and have some heart. Our people are the number one ingredient that makes us who we are, and we believe in absolute fairness, respect, and accountability, at all levels. It’s no secret, when we do right by you, you do right by us.


OUR MINDSET


6 continents, 26 languages, 1 team

  • We’re proud to not just preach diversity, but employ a truly diverse team. We’re intentional about bringing in people with different cultural backgrounds and perspectives because it is the best way to build products for the masses and promote the power of diversity.


Equal Opportunity Employer

  • YML is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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Senior Interactive Producer