POPSUGAR is hiring a

Freelance Production Manager

New York, United States

POPSUGAR Studios is the #1 producer of online video lifestyle content, with over 250 million monthly views of its original series. Our videos are mobile-first and platform-first; we have been quick to innovate and optimize videos for platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, in addition to creating content for TV. Whether it's shows that make viewers laugh, style leaders who inspire them to look their best, or lifestyle experts who help them lead a happier, healthier life — we partner with brands to produce meaningful and entertaining content that we know our audience will love and share by the millions.

We are looking for an experienced and energetic Production Manager with direct experience overseeing branded video content. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding managing shoots in a variety of different formats and styles, possess great production contacts, be hyper organized, and be comfortable navigating complex client needs.


Plan and schedule shoots in NY

  • Create and manage monthly production schedules in NY across all video content
  • Update schedules daily as new information and shoot needs develop
  • Assist producers to find field locations, negotiate deal and get location agreement executed

Ascertain, book and manage crew for all productions in NY

  • Responsible for negotiating rates, hiring/onboarding new crew as needed
  • Ensure freelance hires understand their responsibilities for each shoot
  • Provide excellent logistic support to so producers and directors can focus on award winning creative content
  • Oversee Production Coordinators and Production Assistants

Manage requests from producers and PSS staff including but not limited to:

  • Work with producers on creating shoot schedules for specific projects.
  • Ensure talent needs are met.
  • Make sure set needs are properly communicated and carried out.
  • Prioritizing/navigating conflicting claims on studio resources, e.g. studio space, equipment, PA's etc. and escalate to Head of Production when necessary.
  • Work with Production Payroll Coordinator to onboard crew and process timecards
  • Track and reconcile receipts & petty cash.


  • Must be very organized and able to juggle several projects at a time.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment under tight deadlines
  • The ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends (when required)
  • Must have knowledge of lighting, cameras and audio
  • Understands the POPSUGAR brand and voice
  • Can work positively and collaboratively with internal staff
  • Grace under pressure, great people skills, high integrity
  • Great organizational skills (both with media management & personally)
  • Must have the ability to be discrete and maintain confidential information as well as the ability to work independently, efficiently and able to meet deadlines
  • Well versed in production gear and techniques necessary to make digital, social video a plus.
  • Passionate, Kind, & Fun!!


POPSUGAR Inc. is a global media and technology company that is parent to lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR, digital shopping platform ShopStyle, and monthly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have. Together, the brands attract more than 100 million visitors worldwide and 2.4  billion monthly content views, with each brand being a leader in its space.

POPSUGAR Inc. operates internationally in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, China, the Middle East, and the UK, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. The company is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital and IVP. For more information about POPSUGAR Inc., visit corp.popsugar.com.

POPSUGAR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive company culture. We celebrate our differences and embrace the varying ideas, interests, and life experiences that make us who we are. As a company with a mission to inform and inspire people all over the world, we believe that employing individuals with diverse backgrounds is essential to building a successful, creative, and innovative business.

We work hard, play nice, and welcome those who do the same.

Whoever you are, You are POPSUGAR.


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