Lonely Planet | Production Manager at Red Ventures

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This is a key role sitting between production/editorial, legal and finance. An organized, operational facilitator with a creative-problem solving mindset that adds a can-do energy to big-picture programs and a detail-oriented focus to logistical production tasks. 

This person has experience working with all relevant teams and across multiple, simultaneous projects of varying complexity and budgets as well as a deep knowledge of industry best practices, rates, and creative standards.

What You'll Do:

  • Oversee budget creation, management and actualization for editorial and client-based productions 
  • Oversee, implement and streamline best practices for freelancer and third party onboarding and payroll 
  • Systemize, manage and track travel planning and loyalty and rewards programs for creative travel needs across departments
  • Work closely with producers and editors at all levels to troubleshoot logistics from pre-post
  • Establish and maintain clear expectations and deliverables for on-time execution between production and sales 
  • Track and maintain rights and clearances documents for each production
  • Identify and implement production efficiencies, policies, and workflows for internal and external teams
  • Partner ongoing with our legal team to negotiate and execute deals with third party vendors, talent and partners
  • Build relationships with a variety of internal teams to ensure needs are met, budgets are established and maintained and tasks are executed effectively
  • Liaise with creative internal teams (editorial, photo) to streamline and maximize production efforts

What We're Looking For:

  • 4+ years of production experience and a knowledge of every stage of the production process
  • Deep understanding of domestic and international production guidelines including obtaining permits, carnets, divers, fixers, etc. 
  • Deep understanding of organizational and production systems including budgeting, tracking, and invoicing software
  • Knowledge of rights and clearances process with an understanding of legal and publishing guidelines for web 
  • Ability to work and problem solve autonomously with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work cross functionally and simultaneously between video, editorial, and sponsored projects
  • Incredible organizational and project management skills, maintaining multiple simultaneous projects
  • Rolodex of domestic and international contributors and collaborators 
  • Understanding of and passion for the travel industry, with the ability to plan and book travel for domestic and international projects

Who We Are: 

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and Allconnect.com.
 For more information, visit https://redventures.com and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • KotlinLanguages
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    • D3JSLibraries
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    • ApolloLibraries
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Our office is conveniently located in the high-tech corridor of northwest Austin, with easy access to the Domain.

What are Red Ventures Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Red Ventures will contribute up to $260 per month for transit expenses (train passes, subway passes, van pools, and bus passes) as well as $260 per month for parking expenses.
Company Outings
Red Ventures hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Relocation assistance is offered where relevant.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Red Ventures offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses, and ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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