Post-Production Manager (part-time, contract)

MHP seeks an organized, detail-oriented, technically adept part-time Post-Production Manager to support the studio’s new documentary feature film in production.

Job Description: Meridian Hill Pictures is an independent documentary production company based in Washington, DC and producers of the feature-length documentary CITY OF TREES (Netflix, PBS, Official Selection - Full Frame Documentary Film Festival) and THE MESSY TRUTH WITH VAN JONES (Webby Award Winner). Working in close collaboration with the film’s director and producer, the Post-Production Manager will play a critical role managing the post-production/media management workflow and production gear for the project while in production. Responsibilities include:

  • Post-Production. Maintain all media management for an independent, verité, feature-length documentary including organizing, logging and ingesting media, generating proxies, syncing audio, merging clips and backing up all media and project files; preparing exports for transcripts and summaries.  May also require occasional assistant editing (pulling selects, making markers on scenes, building assemblies).
  • Production. Preparing a comprehensive Sony FS7 camera gear kit for the field; packing bags for local and out of town shoots; organizing gear at the studio after each shoot; checking-in each piece of  gear and quickly responding to any missing or damaged items; troubleshooting any gear related issues; maintaining a detailed checkout list that accounts for all gear; building the camera with accessories for local shoots; making sure all batteries are charge; field drives and camera cards are cleared.

Job Requirements:

  • This is heavily technical role. Candidate must have skill, passion and excitement for the technical and gear-related aspects of production and post production on an independent feature-length documentary.
  • Intermediate/Advanced proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Proficiency with media management, managing backups, syncing audio, creating proxies
  • Experience working with the Sony FS7 or comparable video camera
  • Enthusiasm troubleshooting technical issues with gear and post production, capacity to problem solve independently and in consultation with technical project advisors
  • Knowledge of single and double system audio configuration + 4K post-production workflow  a plus
  • Experience with basic verité documentary editing a plus
  • Highly-organized, detail-oriented, superb communicator, excellent project management skills
  • Flexible schedule, willingness to learn, work hard, problem-solve, work independently and collaborate closely with our team, maintain a positive attitude, and easily adapt to changing production schedule
  • Note: we have worked with a team of technical advisors to create an efficient and organized post production and production workflow. The post-production manager will not be responsible for building technical systems from scratch, but rather implementing and refining pre-existing systems.

Location: Meridian Hill Pictures studio (2437 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009)

Timeframe: average 32-48 hrs/month, from June 2018-December 2018 (with possible extension to June 2019)

Pay: Hourly, based on experience

Reports to: Meridian Hill Pictures artistic director

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to lance[at]meridianhillpictures.com. We will review applications on a first-come first-serve basis and begin interviewing strong candidates immediately, interested candidates should apply ASAP. Recent college or grad students are encouraged to apply. Bonus if the candidate has prior experience playing a similar role on other independent documentary projects.

Meridian Hill Pictures is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.

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