Sarofsky, a top-tier design driven production company, is looking to round out our Chicago production team with an experienced and talented producer. Our goal is to find a person who will bring their skills to our diverse production department. The producer plays a very important role at Sarofsky and this individual will report to the Executive Producer, engage daily with our team of artists and partner with our in-house Creative Directors.

This person will have a commitment to delivering the highest levels of quality in animation and design, have terrific client service skills and is a problem solver and a solution finder. This person should have a background in both production and post-production work in the advertising, animation, VFX or other post production industries. Experience in the ever changing and demanding entertainment field of both television and features is a plus.

In addition to being a key part of the Production team, this person should have expertise in the latest software developments and other related production software. He or she must also be very aware of industry trends and new technology and how to incorporate those into our production pipeline. This person will also help to maintain and establish our internal production process as our client needs continue to evolve and develop. As Sarofsky is a collaborative studio, he or she should have studio experience working side by side with other outside vendors on large projects.

As Sarofsky is known for its expertise and knowledge of design, in addition to the above requirements, this person must have an understanding of design… And not just motion design, but all aspects including photography, film and the arts. This includes a broad awareness of culture, lifestyle and news in general. We are looking for a well-rounded person who is passionate about producing at our renowned design studio, has his or her own point of view and personal style, and therefore is a strong and diverse producer.

Lastly, this person should be good-natured, sociable and enjoy working in a very team-oriented, collaborative environment. He or she should also be willing to and enjoy mentoring junior producers and production coordinators.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) or equivalent from two- or four-year college or technical school; at least three to four years related experience.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following applications: Word, Excel, Google Docs and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Minimum 3 years experience at a production company or post production facility in a client facing producer role
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak confidently & knowledgeably to clients, directors, talent and staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Ability to budget and schedule a variety of jobs
  • Ability to stay on budget, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at once
  • Experience bidding both motion graphics, VFX and editorial work
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to anticipate issues and maintain composure under pressure
  • Mentor Junior Producers and Production Coordinators and/or production interns
  • Help curate and maintain our roster of independent contractors including 2D & 3D artists, VFX artists, editors, audio companies, etc.
  • Manage projects from creative concepting and pitch work, to pre-production, production, to post-production and delivery, both internally and with other vendors

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years of working in a production environment
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in design or related field
  • Motion design and animation experience
  • Experience with bidding, invoicing and actualizing jobs
  • Experience solving problems and leading cross-functional teams
  • Typography and design experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with live action production
  • Experience with producing in the entertainment or other related fields

Please submit resumes and examples of past work (reels and or other related materials) to jobs@sarofsky.com with PRODUCER APPLICANT in the subject line. As we receive a high volume of applications, we will unfortunately be unable to reply to everyone. Please know that your submission has been received and will be reviewed by the team at Sarofsky. We will reach out if you are a good fit for this position. Salary and contract terms will be reflective of the candidate’s experience. Thank you again.