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Associate Producer

Integrated Production
Kansas City, MO
Req ID: 8472

Description

Position at VMLY&R

About Us: VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. But what does that mean? It means we're a creative agency that is built on the promise of collaboration and human connection. Creating connected brands isn't just what we do — it's what we're known for and who we are. We empower our clients to excel at the intersection of "brand" and "customer experience," starting with simple goals: Create work that becomes part of people's lives; promote value for our clients; and, in the best of cases, help the world.

We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.

Our unique culture is rooted in a great deal of care for you and your success. Above all else, we are committed to strengthening your experience by ensuring your inner potential continues to be discovered.

We also offer about a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) that allow you to tap into your personal identities, interests and passions. Our ERGs celebrate ethnic diversity, life as a working parent or caregiver, neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community, wellbeing, and more. Regardless of your interests, there is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so tap into our global network and find where you can make your ideas come to life.

The Associate Producer supports certain aspects of larger productions while often being responsible for one aspect of a single production. As an associate producer, you will help coordinate several phases of a production through constant communication, and exceptional planning and organization, and be the liaison between VMLY&R and our suppliers, managing more specific workflows through that particular production process. You will be the channel of communication that helps to interpret the needs of the client into specific goals that can be achieved by our internal or external resources.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, schedule and support specific project activities toward defined objectives and adhere to defined production requirements
  • Facilitate communication between the agency and our supplier 
  • Maintain project processes, allowing for increased efficiency and usability of resources
  • Responsible for leading defined phases of projects to ensure they are completed on time, within budget and at the highest level of quality
  • Develop integrated production schedules from conception to completion

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, film, photography, theatre, marketing or relevant field, or equivalent work experience
  • 1–3 years of experience in production
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead across multi-office internal agency environment
  • Excellent communication abilities, both written and verbal
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented and capable of self-managing and multitasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Able to apply critical and strategic thinking
  • Stress-tolerant, quick-thinking, flexible and accurate
  • Able to quickly understand new technology concepts
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills as a team leader and team player
  • Willingness to travel
  • A skilled, creative, confident presenter and negotiator

Our Benefits

As the world leader in communications services, we rely on the creativity of our people to deliver the best work for our clients. In return, we invest in our employees by offering them a diverse suite of benefits from best-in-class carriers, with enough choice and flexibility to keep them and their families healthy and happy today and tomorrow.

  • Corporate gift matching program
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Paid parental leave
  • Ranked No. 1 in advertising for our adoption assistance program
  • Corporate discounts
  • VMLY&R Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team, which guides, celebrates, and promotes cultural literacy; increases employee engagement; recruits and retains a diverse workforce; and builds internal opportunities for people to learn and grow.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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