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Production Manager, Original Programming

We are looking for a Production Manager, Original Programming to launch and scale a number of new media series that are currently in development.  This includes audio/podcast, video, and other channels. This is a unique opportunity to launch new projects from scratch for a well-known brand with a large existing audience.

The position requires detailed project planning, coordinating cross-functional tasks, and delivering against tight deadlines. Also important is a sense for great content and a deep interest in developing media properties that are successful from a business perspective.
 

The role:

  • Track and manage content projects through reviews, approval, and distribution of final assets
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans that accurately reflect the status of all active content projects
  • Proactively communicate project status and updates throughout the lifecycle of the project to stakeholders
  • Understand the business objectives and constraints in building content properties
  • Bring a positive, solution-oriented mindset to tackling problems and help unify and motivate colleagues
  • Develop an understanding of what resources are needed to achieve a desired content outcome; source and manage external relationships with creators (writers, editors, etc.), agencies (editing, sound, etc.), and others as needed.
  • Schedule and organize shoots, interviews, recordings and other content production activities as needed
  • Create project budgets and track costs
  • Optimize and improve content production processes over time

Key requirements:

  • 4+ years of project management experience in a content creation context
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of how content production teams work
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, fast timelines and with different personalities
  • Master of problem solving and being proactive
  • Sense of what makes great content and successful media properties
  • Love of new release fiction
     

About Us:

Book of the Month is a subscription box that gives readers their choice of the best new and early-release reads each month.

We believe in books — and the people who write them. Each month, we feature five can’t-put-it-down books that our members might not otherwise discover. Think: new and diverse voices that you just can’t get enough of. Why? Because emerging writers offer new perspectives, and a lot of fun.

Our team is small, but mighty. Founded in 1926 and relaunched in 2015, the company is a startup brand with legacy vibes, located (among books) in NYC’s Flatiron District. We embrace the innovative, the experimental, and even the so-crazy-it-might-work. Anything to get more people reading — and actually enjoying it.

Want to join us? We’re looking for engineers, marketers, CX associates, creatives, book lovers and more. Check out open roles at: https://bookofthemonth.com/join-our-team.

 

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