Head of Production

Creative Washington, District Of Columbia


Position at AJ+

The Head of Production is responsible for both both pre and post-production workflows. S/he will mainly work closely with Head of Graphics and other Editorial Leads as well as the studio staff, makeup artists and engineering team to ensure the production workflow runs smoothly. The role will require maintaining communication between bot in-house and field producers, editors, graphics team, studio staff, make up artists, and shooters. S/he will maintain weekly and daily schedules for the editors.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Employ masterful knowledge of the technical processes involved in pre-production, including camera, lighting, sound, and studio
  • Forecast future software and equipment needs, and stay up to date with latest technology
  • Meet with producers to develop and improve scripts and program ideas
  • Foster a work environment dedicated to innovation and experimentation
  • Thoughtfully conceptualize improvements to processes
  • Organize base project structures and templates
  • Identify ways to increase productivity and quality
  • Pay precise attention to details and have a methodical approach to work
  • Draw up shooting schedules and estimate costs if necessary
  • Ensure that productions run to schedule
  • Manage all necessary licenses and clearances for productions
  • Deal with unexpected circumstances and prepare workable alternative plans
  • Maintain pre-production management responsibilities, including maintenance of schedules, workflows, and team-wide project management
  • Research and identify departmental equipment requirements
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance
  • Coordinate scheduling of freelancers and maintenance
  • Recruit, interview, train, and evaluate pre-production team members
  • Procure equipment and recruit camera operators, gaffers, grips, and other technical production specialists when needed
  • Team working skills and the ability to lead and motivate others
  • Manage a team of audio and video editors
  • Engage in the best practices of video editing to serve as a model for the team
  • Maintain production management responsibilities, including schedules and workflows
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance when required
  • Research and identify departmental equipment requirements
  • Organization of team data records
  • Assess needs for editing scheduling, freelance, and engineering of all post-production facilities
  • Coordinate scheduling of freelancers and maintenance
  • Work with production and intellectual property departments to assess editing needs
  • Forecast future software and equipment needs
  • Identify ways to increase productivity and quality in AJ+ videos


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital video production, film, mass communication, multimedia arts or other related field is preferred.
  • 8-10 years experience
  • Must have a solid proof of new filming techniques and understanding of digital filming


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication/people skills
  • Financial and budget management skills



  • Have expert knowledge of the post production process
  • Have experience of film budgeting
  • Be able to multi-task
  • Be able to motivate a team
  • Be able to work to strict deadlines
  • Be able to work well and make tough decisions under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with clients and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and on paper
  • Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Organized or follows a systematic method of performing a task
  • Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Ability to read and understand complex technical documents and disseminate information to non-technical team members
  • Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations