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Sr. Photo Producer

Apply Job ID 14167 Date posted Jun. 20, 2019 Location Walker, Michigan Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.
Quad is seeking a dynamic Sr. Photo Producer to join our client onsite team in Grand Rapids, MI. The Sr. Producer is responsible for initial and ongoing client engagement, management of photo group production: this includes scheduling, client relations, booking of crews, talent and locations and maintaining studio budget. The Sr. Producer will collaborate with Studio Manager for schedules and timing.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Travel to key client sites to oversee implementation/execution of content creation
  • Deliver strategically oriented pitches, aligning on established offerings to our clients
  • Responsible for studio operational budgets and labor management 
  • Pro-actively partner with clients, internal client services, marketing, product, packaging and retail teams on intake and delivery of all creative work.
  • Ensure a thorough creative brief is developed with input from key stakeholders to include clear project objectives, relevant messaging, target audience information, executional considerations, and a development timeline.
  • Oversee the final creative production on all photo, video and audio productions
  • Prepare assets for client feedback and approval and execute on their notes
  • Oversee the development of detailed creative treatments and story boards outlining creative vision and production schedule of each execution
  • Oversee all facets of production, from pre-production to post. Streamline and improve the production processes
  • Oversee the sourcing, management and coordination of all 3rd party vendors, with ability to manage and negotiate contracts, production, and/or deliverables.
  • In response to RFPs, come up with photo and video execution ideas that drive client and company goals
  • Identify best vendors for each facet of production and oversee their work
  • On certain productions; scout locations and attend photo/video shoots with clients to ensure deliverables are met
  • Understand not only the process and timeline of projects, but the content as well.
  • Oversee team of Producers to perform administrative duties, such as preparing reports, formatting/routing scripts, arranging for pre-production meetings and edit reviews, processing of vendor invoices, and reconciling jobs for final invoicing
  • Oversight of studio team, shoot budgets, timing, crew selection, communication requirements and objectives from the client 
  • Amplify velocity of team and quality of work by finding efficiencies in the creative process that others didn't consider
  • Lead projects with minimal oversight and delegate effectively to producers on projects
  • Manage multiple project timelines and budgets simultaneously
  • Oversee the communication with the client, our client service teams and vendors during all stages of project(s)
  • Maintain original signed copies of photographic and audio/visual releases
  • Encourage and motivate performance, generate and sustain the enthusiasm and commitment of staff and develop a positive environment.
  • Utilize internal Continuous Improvement teams to identify opportunities and implement changes
  • Utilize internal Implementation Teams to manage projects both internally and externally.
  • Degree in Photography, Media, Design, Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Business Management or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years professional industry experience producing in a high-end, high-volume photography studio for retail advertising, catalog, or other commercial photography
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity to problem-solve creative new approaches
  • Experience managing a creative agency and/or photography studio or production companies
  • A working knowledge of photography workflows and scheduling, production budgets, estimating and financial reporting and product/merchandise management systems and data/records
  • Proficiency with Apple/Macintosh computer platforms and related software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software – specifically Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle many issues, items and functions at one time and deal rapidly with multiple items in prioritized sequence.
Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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