Sr. Producer

at L. L. Bean, Inc. in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

L.L.Bean is currently searching for a Senior Producer to join the Creative Operations team located in Freeport, ME. This is a hybrid role and can be done remotely.

Position Purpose: Supports the Senior Managing Producer in the development of creative, compelling omni channel photo and video content. The Sr. Photo Producer is responsible for end to end planning, coordination and execution of on-model photo and video production that supports L.L.Bean creative and budget goals. Responsibilities:

Collaborate with internal and external partners to define project scope, outcomes and priorities, and ensure successful deployment of photo and video projects within time and budget constraints.

Establish and manage production schedules and timelines from initiation through execution.

Create and manage budgets for assigned projects.

Provide the most efficient and effective use of resources required for successful execution of assigned projects.

Stay current with industry trends and photo technologies and proactively apply industry best practices as applicable to improve processes and results.

Manage all production details for photo and video shoots including:

+ Source and scout locations that support project needs and obtain insurance and permits as required.

+ Suggest and book freelance crews and talent that support creative needs.

+ Manage castings and model bookings.

+ Negotiate all rates and fees within budget guidelines.

+ Negotiate and manage required photography usage rights within corporate guidelines and budget constraints.

+ Manage travel, transportation and accommodations for assigned projects.

+ Attend photo shoots as required and oversee daily operations on location.

+ Maintain strong relationships with vendors and production partners, and liaise with location owners, city officials and local contacts during photo shoots.

+ Create and distribute detailed production packets for each project to all participants.

Track invoices, expenses and reconcile budgets.

Maintain records of all photo and video projects.

Manage location image library, freelance crew and talent databases.

Liaise with L.L.Bean Studio producers to coordinate and execute projects as required.

Provide leadership and direction to internal staff including Producers, Art Directors and Photo Production Coordinators.

Assume additional related responsibilities as requested.

This role requires commitment to frequent travel and time away from the office, including some weekends. (Approximately 25-30% travel.)

Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels. Education Level: 4-Year Bachelors Degree Years of Experience: 7-10 Skills and Qualifications:

+ Minimum 7 years of experience producing photo and video shoots on location and in studio for fashion clients, or managing projects of similar scope.

+ Deep understanding of the creative production industry

+ Well established relationships with industry professionals including photographers, modeling agencies and freelance talent

+ Negotiation and budget management skills

+ Strong communication and organizational skills

+ Experience effectively leading creative project teams of 10-20 people

+ Ability to think strategically and understand business implications

+ Works well with deadlines

+ Outstanding work ethic

+ Ability to work effectively without direct supervision

+ Excellent time management skills

+ Solution oriented with strong problem-solving skills

+ Team player with a high level of professionalism

+ Ability to prioritize and multi task

+ Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

+ Willingness to travel frequently

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit to learn more. Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.
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Job Posting: JC213856393

Posted On: May 18, 2022

Updated On: Jun 20, 2022