A BRINK Producer works on our video team to produce high-quality video content, including scripted narratives, studio content, and documentary-style pieces. They are often well-versed in all or most aspects of development, pre-production, production, and post.
For this position, we are looking for someone that specializes as a Director of Photography, with the visual taste and extensive understanding of camera / lights / grip to take lead on filming video content at all levels of production value.
Many agencies over-engineer their productions. We apply the appropriate crew size for the task to achieve high quality without the high cost. We expect our Producers to have the skills to plan and organize bigger productions with 5 or more crew members when a project calls for it, but also be able to go out and shoot on their own with one of our camera kits. In the social media age, we must be nimble and have a tight approach to make content rapid enough to be relevant and lean enough to be sustained as a regular content pipeline.
A Typical Day:
As part of the progression for the role, a Producer attains Senior Producer first, then Associate Director next, before becoming a Director. As BRINK grows, these distinctions have more impact on how work is distributed and who leads what projects. Our more senior Producers will be leading our bigger projects while the more junior will be supporting.
This is a potential full-time and salaried position. It includes 2-weeks of annual vacation time, a company contributed healthcare plan, and a company matching 401(k) program after 1 year. We take all federal holidays off and have a flexible culture around work from home when needed, though prefer to be together in our studio to do our best work. We additionally give away a significant portion of the profit as bonuses and have a number of workplace perks that are constantly evolving.
We strive for “billable hours” to be no more than 40 hours a week as we respect and encourage a life outside of BRINK, including passion projects and side gigs that help you do the things you want to do whenever it doesn’t align with what we have to do. Deadlines govern everything, so sometimes we have to work longer hours. That will always be the exception, not the rule. Every once in awhile shoots fall on weekend days so your days off will rotate to include weekdays when that happens.
We believe the concept of work-life balance is a misnomer. Work is such a significant part of one’s life that creating a wall should never be the goal. We want the people you work with, the spaces you work within, and the clients you serve to be meaningful and fulfilling to you. This is an ongoing dialogue we have as a team in the choices of projects we take on and the direction we move as an organization.
A Good Producer:
We don’t care as much about college or resume, just your values, your passion, and your skills. You will first and foremost have a kickass portfolio that shows resourcefulness and a high level of creativity no matter what the budget of the project was. You will also have enough experience working on larger film and commercial shoots to know exactly how good productions work and can talk the talk in meetings with other film professionals.
Salaries will be negotiated based on skills and experience, but we expect this to be a role for someone between 3 and 5 years into their career.