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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Media, Full Time    Los Angeles    Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021
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The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for a Line Producer to bring organizational skills & inspiring leadership to our production team. We are looking for an experienced & passionate self-starter that can work with all departments within Video.

You Will

  • Supervise & troubleshoot day-to-day production challenges & appropriately escalate as needed

  • Vet creative briefs to build budgets for approval; ensure productions are on budget/on schedule

  • Navigate simultaneous short/long-term projects with consideration of priority

  • People Manager with an adaptable mindset, emotional intelligence & a sense of humor

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Work with leadership to create structured learning & growth plans for direct report(s)

  • Proactively collaborate with the Manager of Production & Production Operations teams to reduce bottlenecks & increase efficiency

  • Effectively communicate policies & procedures to direct reports + freelance crew

  • Committed to sourcing & hiring diverse & inclusive crews & staff positions

  • Work with production leadership to anticipate future growth needs, help outline strategy & execution of workflows

  • Track & actualize budgets for monthly review & approval 

  • Support on set/remote shoots as needed

  • Give oversight on timelines

  • Work with our creative resources team to approve on-campus shoots

  • Collaborating with the Studio Ops team on shoot protocol & logistics

  • Build & oversee production binder as needed

  • Process location permits

  • Hire crew, source gear & locations as needed

  • Build & oversee monthly wrap binder to submit for approval

  • Execute productions

  • Serve as the main point of contact with Supervising & Creative Producer

  • Assist with updating records on Airtable for Production

  • Review first & final cuts of videos to confirm collection of clearances & releases

  • Ensure that crew safety is maintained at all times & adhere to all new safety protocols created in response to COVID 19

You Have

  • 5+ years of production management experience with a leadership role, ideally focused on unscripted formats

  • Deep knowledge of Production & Operations best practices

  • Expertise in budgeting & scheduling

  • Ability to work collaboratively & autonomously across multiple teams & projects

  • Experience overseeing the hiring process for staff & freelance personnel

  • A mastery of on-set production process & protocol

  • A proficiency of accounting paperwork submission & guidelines

  • Know how to ask for help, strive for self-improvement but not perfection, provide constructive criticism, listen & create opportunities for yourself & others

  • Expertise in Movie Magic, Google Drive & Excel. Experience with & willingness to learn airtable & other production management software/tools/databases

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (, including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion & is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth by work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning Team, Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive compensation package, including salary & equity
  • A generous & well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO & unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much more
  • No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA & NYC!

BuzzFeed is the leading digital media & tech company, delivering news & entertainment content to a global audience. We value experimentation, teamwork, inclusion, humble confidence. At BuzzFeed, youll work collaboratively with inspiring colleagues to create tools & content that helps connect people all over the world.

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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