Production and Operations Lead
Posted on 11/30/2023
INACTIVE
BuzzFeed

1,001-5,000 employees

Cross-platform digital media company
Company Overview
Buzzfeed is committed to making the internet better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the Internet more inclusive, empathetic, and creative; and inspiring their audience to live better lives.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.1B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-6%

1 year growth

-14%

2 year growth

-19%
Locations
London, UK
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Sales
Communications
Marketing
CategoriesNew
Sales & Account Management
Operations & Logistics
Requirements
  • 5-6 years of experience at an agency or competitive media or publishing company
  • Experience working with branded content, agencies and clients
  • Knowledge of video pre-production, production and post-production, including workflows and processes, equipment and software programs/tools
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • An ability to come up with unique solutions to complex problems
  • Solution-oriented approach and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and fluid environment, as well as situations of ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Strong communication skills
  • Calm under pressure – able to organise & manage a high volume of work
  • Able to manage communications across multiple time zones
  • Ability to work with many styles of executives, communicators, program managers, and subject matter experts, both at the corporate and business levels
  • Knowledge of marketing and video branding
  • Startup experience a plus
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for overall health of BuzzFeed UK’s creative operations, including the building of internal systems, and the adoption and enforcement of those already in place
  • Manage incoming pre- and post-sale branded deals, working with Sales and Client Services to track and ensure they remain in scope as they make their way through the sales pipeline
  • Day-to-day project management of multiple branded campaigns, working across a variety of programs at once
  • Manage production workflow, including budgets and schedules, for multiple simultaneous projects
  • Manage a variety of deliverable formats for different platforms products
  • Oversee internal creative resources, trafficking, and coordination of incoming requests and communication for job allocation
  • Provide transparency into team utilisation, workload capacity, and pipeline
  • Track branded and editorial projects from pitch to delivery
  • Advise local staffers and freelancers on best production practices
  • Wrap delivered projects, adhering to Legal and Finance best practices
  • Identify scalable solutions, including the creation and/or implementation of tools and processes to improve internal productivity of the business in London
  • Collaborate with BuzzFeed and stakeholders on the transfer of knowledge and best practices between departments, empowering all teams with the necessary information to successfully produce branded and editorial content
  • Manage local internal operations for existing and new creative product offerings in the development of workflows and processes
  • Problem-solve between inter-departmental teams on a daily basis
  • Assist with overall production and post-production needs
  • Work with internal teams to build and maintain a network of freelance production and post-production support, and to ensure smooth workflow and payment for any freelancers engaged over the course of a project
  • Work closely with the Sr Director of Global Production & Operations in New York and other BuzzFeed International stakeholders on ongoing in-market creative initiatives
  • Collaborate closely with Client Services, Creative, Research, Production, Sales, Legal, and Distribution teams throughout the life cycle of a projects
  • Work closely with local Distribution Lead packaging up programs for launch
  • Basic administration and database requirements – setting up programs using internal processes and systems
Desired Qualifications
  • Startup experience