Post Production Manager

Are you a wizard of the post world? Help us keep our timelines tight.

Bayonet is searching for an experienced Post Production Producer to lead Bayonet’s post efforts as Bayonet launches a dedicated Post House tentatively titled Chop Shop. This role will oversee all areas of post production from bidding to injest to final asset delivery for our clients. The Post Production Producer will have their finger on the pulse of the editorial team at all times to keep projects on schedule while leading client communication throughout the editorial process. The ideal candidate will also proactively identify growth areas for Chop Shop and jointly pursue those opportunities with Bayonet.

Responsibilities shall include:

  • Work directly with Bayonet producers to coordinate project handoff from production to post
  • Upon completion of a project, the Post Production Producer will work with the lead editor to formalize quality control protocol on final outputs to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Forecast and manage workloads for all editorial staff
  • Create detailed post production timelines and keep editorial staff on schedule
  • Work with Bayonet external post vendors including color, audio, and other areas.
  •  Clear and regular communication with clients regarding reviews, edits, key dates, etc.
  •  Oversee final sign off approval with Editor before delivering final files to ensure quality control
  • Assist Bayonet producers in budgeting for post production during the bid process. Develop bids for post production only processes.
  • Reconcile budgets upon project finish.
  • Oversee archive operations and data management needs.
  • Proactively identify external resources for Chop Shop such as VFX artists, colorists, sound design artists, and other expanded post offerings.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in project management (preferred: Video Production/Marketing/advertising)
  • Excellent knowledge of both G-suite and MS office applications
  • Knowledge of Video production / post production workflow
  • Experience with hiring/managing outside vendors
  • Detail oriented with a time management mindset
  • Excellent communicator and detail driven producer

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in marketing/communications/management
  • Working knowledge with Adobe suite
  • Experience with budgeting for post production projects
  • Baseline knowledge of usage rights / experience stock footage licensing
  • Knowledge of server and data archiving operations

Work Location:

  • Bayonet strongly prefers someone local to Indianapolis for operational needs.  Bayonet uses a hybrid work approach with the option to work from home, studio, or post production offices.
  • Bayonet is willing to relocate the right candidate with a relocation fee.

Equipment:

  • Bayonet shall be supplied all equipment for this position including editorial computers, software licensing, hard drives, and other items necessary.

Compensation:

  • This position is full time with benefits including health care, dental, vision, and 401K eligibility. Depending upon candidate qualifications the position shall pay a base salary of $50-60k per year.

About Bayonet:

Bayonet is a Midwest based visual collective whose craft specializes in tabletop, lifestyle, and original content development. Producing everything from feature films to branded content Bayonet works agencies and clients of the likes of Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Disney, AT&T, GE, HBO, Toyota, Speedway, Bass Pro Shops, PBS, and Walmart. We’ve been humbled to win 40+ Emmy awards and numerous Addys, including multiple Best of Shows. With a collaborative of artists across the country Bayonet has full production and post capabilities. Office dogs remain our unofficial mascot. Collecting bourbon just happens to be our pastime.

Questions:

For questions regarding this contract opening please contact: Kevin Grazioli, EP

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Good with a C-stand? Great at memorizing coffee orders? Love to dig holes then fill them? Bayonet is always on the lookout for on-set talent. DPs, ACs, PAs, Grips, C47s, HMU, Art Dpt, AD and anything else. If you love working on set, we’d love to meet you. We might not have an immediate need for your talents but you never know when an unexpected mission might pop up.

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