Media Studio Supervisor – Films

Posted Date: May- 3-2017

Job ID: 7371

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

Here at the Co-op we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. We’re looking for a supervisor to lead our films team in the REI Media Studio and help us make lots of awesome stuff that inspires people to get outside. 
If you’re a thoughtful and experienced producer, writer/director, showrunner, or all-around storyteller who’s been there, done that, and scored the T-shirt from video projects both big and small, we’d love to chat with you. We’re looking for a creative mind who works collaboratively and effectively in a high-performance environment. We’re seeking a talent able to be the creative and logistic conduit between in-house clients and our internal films team. You also need to know how to make it all happen: The conceptual short, edutainment piece and long-form story are all in your creative and production wheelhouse. 
Knowing and loving the outdoors is obviously a big plus, but you can earn that shirt here too.
Leading the Way 
• Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
• Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
• Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
• Ensures that employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
• Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
• Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
• Schedules and conducts 1-on-1 meetings with each indivual member on team.
• Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
• Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
• Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.
• Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Creative Collaboration and Execution
• Provide vision, direction, suggestions and solutions that will expertly communicate an engaging narrative across all platforms (TV commercials, YouTube, Social Media, etc.). 
• Collaborate with Creative Directors and Art Directors to determine visual structure (i.e., composition, movement, space, color, tone and rhythm) in order to accurately communicate REI’s brand message in an inspiring and creative way.
• Provide knowledge and technical ability to seamlessly craft a video production plan including: 
o Conducting research and preparation
o Generates outlines, scripts, shotlists and storyboards.
Serve as 1st AD on set to ensure all content is being capture efficiently.
o Lead/run a crew on set or location
Oversee all technical aspects of post production to maintain the visual structure of every project. 

Your Planning & Navigating Requirements 
• Responsible for the day-to-day management of the films production team and equipment.
• Responsible for output quality and production. 
• Supervises, provides training and gives performance reviews for films production personnel.
• Creates development path and training standards for team. 
• Responsible for maintaining a freelance talent pool of video production professionals, in conjunction with Media Producer. 
• Identifies films production equipment and software standards and also recommends future updates for equipment and technology.
• Works with the Sr. Manager Creative & Content, Managing Producer and Creative Directors, as needed, to develop video content strategy and messaging.
• Works with the Sr. Manager Creative & Content, Managing Producer and Program Managers, as needed, on cross-divisional projects and process. (MKTG Creative, Social Media Team, IT, MKTG Project Management, Digital Retail, etc.)

Bring your passion and expertise

  • B.F.A in Film production or relevant experience. 
  • 5+ years experience in Film production
  • Proven abilities in effective concept creation, pre-pro, production and through edit/final delivery within a team  
  • Knowledge of contemporary trends in motion media and marketing.
  • Project management skills and proficiency in industry standard software. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the outdoor customer. 
  • Excellent attention to detail, follow through, and commitment to quality. 
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others, on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of visual story telling. 
  • Knowledge of color correction, grading, and theory 
  • Knowledge of industry standard lighting equipment and techniques
  • Knowledge of industry standard hardware and software – audio and video
     + Canon EOS series DSLR cameras
     + Canon Cinema cinema cameras
     + Sony cinema cameras
     + Arri series cinema cameras
     + Blackmagic cinema cameras
     + Adobe Premiere
     + Adobe Audition
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customer.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work. 
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals. 
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.
  • Ability to write short scripts and copy for videos as needed.
  • Experience directing shoots with various crew sizes.
  • Ability to create story string-outs and/or paper cuts for post production.
  • Background in collaborating with editors and sound mixers on structuring story, building rough/fine cuts, and polishing final edits.

Why you'll love it here

Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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