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Video Project Manager 28 June 2019

Hi there! We’re looking for a project manager to help us work more efficiently and manage our growing workload. Softbox Films is a video production agency (currently a three-person operation, you would be number four). We produce a mixture of live-action and animated content for a wide range of clients. A lot of our work is in the non-profit, public-sector, and progressive political worlds, but we have some corporate clients too.

Most of the time we’re handling the entire production chain in-house: concept development, script writing, casting, production, post, graphics, finishing, et al. So a solid understanding of video and/or animation production would be a big plus.

Much of our work is done through agencies or for companies that have large project management staff in place, whereas we do not. We’re looking for someone with a high level of organizational and client services expertise who can work with us to develop and implement a set of best practices that will allow us to continue to grow along with our clients.

We are:
A team of passionate film and creative professionals who have been working together in Portland since 2009.

You are:

  • Friendly and outgoing
  • A self-starter
  • Organized and focused

You have:

  • Familiarity with film and video production processes
  • Experience managing projects in an agency/creative team setting
  • Strong written and in-person communication skills
  • 3-5 years experience in an agency environment, ideally with video production experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and schedule a variety of video and creative projects from start to finish. These include documentary, narrative and animated projects.
  • Coordinate with the client and internal teams to schedule all necessary reviews, discussions, meetings, etc.  Make sure work is finished on schedule and matches project specifications.
  • Guide projects from pitch to completion by facilitating team productivity, managing client expectations, providing a layer of communication between teams and stakeholders, and ensuring quality control.
  • Oversee the various production stages, including all vendor and client relationships; managing to a predetermined production budget.
  • Help to develop and coordinate account management best practices company-wide

While our primary need is for a project manager, because we’re so small, this position has the potential to grow into much more. Any additional proficiencies in client management, business development, or producing would be a big plus, and likely be put to use.
All three of us are doing something we want to be doing, and we try to have a good time doing it. Our (cool new) studio is a comfortable and relaxed environment in industrial NW Portland.

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary, DOE
  • 3 weeks paid vacation plus paid holidays
  • 1 week of paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible schedule and remote work opportunities
Send us a quick note along with your resume to info@softboxfilms.com
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