VAD Producer
Fully Remote Remote Creative
Job Type
Full-time
Description

ABOUT NARWHAL STUDIOS

Narwhal Studios is an evolved art department, creating digital environments for virtual production, gaming, and connected spaces. We pride ourselves in being leaders of an evolving creative workflow that is changing content creation with the use of real-time render engines. Narwhal is a 100% remote studio.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Producers are the main point of contact for our clients in managing timeline, budget, and overall expectations. By partnering with our creative leads, our producers manifest a successful environment for artists and clients to realize their vision. 


We tailor every project to the creative ambitions of every client, empowering artists with information, structure, and resources while removing obstacles, distractions, and limitations. We strive to provide a project experience - for both artists and clients - guided by clear communication and efficient project management. Ultimately, our production staff works in service of the shared goals of our artists and clients.


Producers who thrive at Narwhal have a firm grasp on their project but employ a soft touch in managing people and expectations. They are kind, but straight-forward; organized, but flexible; most of all, passionate about providing a foundation for a collaborative, creative environment.


All that said, the description of responsibilities outlined here are aspirational. The ability to achieve success on each of these points, for every project, comes only with mastery of the profession.


Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES | Client Management

  • Establish a positive working relationship with client counterparts and creative leads 
  • Have a firm grasp on client expectations, timelines, and creative goals; owner of the overall scope of work
  • Maintain a posture of equanimity with clients and colleagues, remaining solutions-oriented in the face of challenges
  • Provide and curate a working calendar for the client, advising any adjustments in deadlines or milestones as necessary
  • Schedule and oversee client reviews of work
  • Oversee and verify the proper turnover of final assets


RESPONSIBILITIES | Financials

  • Understand studio bidding software and practices
  • Prepare accurate and highly detailed budgets for a spectrum of virtual art department projects 
  • Stay current with client billing and actualization of ongoing projects
  • Ensure scope of work remains in alignment with contractual agreements


RESPONSIBILITIES | Project Management

  • Help to maintain a professional, positive, upbeat atmosphere for teams, helping to foster open and regular communication amongst team members
  • Work alongside Leads and Supervisors to clearly define timelines and creative expectations on the project for the internal team
  • Advise studio on ideal internal team construction to satisfy client's aspirations
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead projects from script breakdown through final delivery
  • Track assets, notes, and tasks for individual team members
  • Assign coordinators tasks and manage their output
  • Deftly allocate resources to satisfy creative requests, but understand when scope of work requires a larger conversation with department heads and/or clients
  • Monitor and review project demands on creative artists and ensure that they have sufficient support staff and resources
  • Ensure a strong line of communication between project teams and studio departments (HR, IT, Engineering, Marketing, and Sales) as required


RESPONSIBILITIES | Technical

  • Advise clients on Narwhal bespoke location scout technology
  • Keep abreast of new techniques, tools, and software available in the studio
  • Understanding of, and interest in, new trends and developments in the wider field of Virtual Production and game engines


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-5 years producing in the digital effects universe; ie in VFX, Previz, Gaming, etc., OR
  • 2-3 years as Asst. Producer, Production Manager, or Sr. Coordinator working in the VAD
  • Working knowledge of asset/project management software, preferably Shotgrid
  • Confident written and oral communication skills
  • Basic professional software like Word/Docs, Excel/Sheets, preferably an understanding of a spectrum of creative software like Miro, Shotgrid, etc.


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If you require any assistance to apply, please reach out to hr@narwhalstudios.com!


Narwhal Studios, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization.