Production Director

$55k starting + Premium Benefits


Locale

Applicant must be local to Bloomington/Normal Illinois, or consider moving to the area for the position. This is not a remote position. We can not accommodate work visas.

Who We Are

Creative Sites Media, Inc. (CSM) is a team of highly skilled, creative, midwest-based developers, production designers and engineers who are passionate about innovative technology and live event production.

CSM consists of 2 arms. Our left arm does web and mobile application development. We currently have a top-level position open for the leading of our right arm, video and event production.

About the Position

First and foremost, this role is a leadership position. This person will be responsible for business development in the realm of video and live event production. Business networking and strategy will be a primary responsibility, and applicants with formal business administration training will be considered over other applicants. This indivisible must exude the following characteristics:

  • Leadership & ability to train others
  • Confidence
  • Directorship
  • Strategic business networking
  • Likeable
  • Agile characteristics
    • Value/passion-driven
    • Adaptive/ability to pivot
    • Quick to fail / learn / try again
    • Innovative / push to try new things
    • Multi-level planning and strategy / contingency planning

Second, this individual must be passionate about production, including:

  • Staging & production design
  • Lighting design
  • Video development
  • Stage effect technology
  • Audio design and live professional sound production
  • Visual design
  • LED video wall technology
  • Production logistics

Required Technical Skills

This role requires the following technical proficiencies:

  • Adobe Suite
    • Premiere**
    • After Effects**
    • Photoshop
  • **Advanced video editing and sequencing workflows
  • Advanced camera and lens use
  • Video set and stage lighting
  • Video codec and rendering strategy
  • Live event (broadcast) camera and source switching workflow
  • Applicational understanding of gensync and latency
  • Professional audio mixing / large scale sound reinforcement
  • Basic gaffer knowledge / power distribution / signal workflow / cable management
  • Live streaming

Expected Experience

  • Work on professional video and/or photo shoots
  • Team leading
  • Live event camera operation
  • Live event control room switching
  • Professional audio mixing

Preferential Experience

Note: Not required, but applicants will be preferably considered.

  • Business management
  • Business degree
  • Video demo / roll
  • Video wall operation
  • Professional grip experience/li>
  • Musicians
  • Event management
  • Production directing
  • Formal video production training / education

Role Experience

  • Travel / event productions are typically in-state, central Illinois
  • Some nights and weekends, depending on event & shoot scheduling
  • Some overtime / time off for nights and weekends will be balanced or compensated
  • Minimum 40 hours logged per week
  • General in-studio hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 30 min lunch

Compensation

  • $55k starting salary / 40 hours per week + overtime
  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Benefits package:
    • Premium health insurance (BCBS)
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Life insurance
    • 401k
    • Short-term disability coverage
    • Long-term disability coverage
  • Relaxed work culture
  • Creative agile work environment
  • Bonus and fast-track promotion opportunities

Applications

To apply for this position:

  • Write a cover letter (must be PDF), addressing the above proficiency and experience expectations in detail.
  • If applicable, provide links to samples of work (video, photos, etc…)
  • Provide a formal resume (must be PDF), including:
    • Formal education (post high-school)
    • Past employment history
    • Work & project experience
  • Provide contact information for 2 references. References must be individuals supporting your work history and experience working in the field of video and event production.

Email the above information to hr@csm.cc.Your cover letter can be the body of your email.

Considered applicants will be required to meet for an in-person interview.