Production Manager

New York, NY

Bustle Digital Group is looking for a Production Manager to join the branded production team. This person is solution-oriented, organized, has an eye for detail, and able to manage multiple photo/video programs simultaneously. In this role, the Production Manager works closely with the BDG Creative Studios teams (design, branded editorial, video, account management) to plan and execute a variety of productions focused on video and photo. The Production Manager works on campaigns that span across several verticals - primarily our Culture & Innovation categories (auto, tech, finance, travel, luxury, and alcohol), with the flexibility to cover other categories as needed (beauty, fashion, entertainment, lifestyle, etc). In addition to producing projects in post sale, the Production Manager would provide input on programs in pre-sale (feasibility, budget, timing).


  • Serve as production logistics lead for assigned branded video shoots and/or custom photography programs
  • Schedule production kickoffs and creative check-ins with internal team to help clarify roles, project scope & budget 
  • Create production schedule/timeline drafts for campaigns in pre-sale
  • Create and update production schedules/timelines for all assigned campaigns once in post-sale
  • Identify budget parameters and monitor campaign spending, ensuring that we do not exceed the production budget.
  • Works closely with creative producers & DP to determine crew, location and gear needs for every shoot
  • Handle outreach, negotiations, contracting, and correspondence with production partners, clearly communicating scope of work throughout the program (production companies, photographers, videographers, talent, location, equipment, hair/makeup, styling, catering, transportation)
  • Draft and finalize contracts/releases with oversight from legal team
  • Track and record actualized costs in the branded production master budget tracker, providing accurate final numbers for all campaigns.
  • Route third party invoices and W9s to Accounts Payable for processing, upload and log all campaign expenses via Expensify
  • Acts as production manager on set for all planned productions
  • Oversee production coordinator on a project-to-project basis
  • Research and recruit new production & executional partners (photographers, stylists, studios, talent, creative agencies, production companies)


  • 4+ years of production management experience successfully working with dynamic, cross-functional teams in a creative digital media, video, and/or photo environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong management and leadership qualities 
  • Dedication to accuracy, detail, and organization
  • Strong sense of prioritization and ability to self-start
  • Ability to remain calm, friendly, and solution-oriented under pressure 
  • Existing relationships with production partners and crew in key markets 
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Excel, & Keynote, and project management software like
  • Experience in branded content production strongly preferred.
  • Salary Range: $75,000 - $78,500

BDG is one of today’s leading global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture through its authentic and trusted storytelling. Audiences turn to our brands – Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, Gawker, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad – to hear from a set of diverse voices around the interests engaging the next generation. Founded in 2013, the Company reaches over 223 million readers and social fans and serves hundreds of the world's largest advertisers. BDG has global offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Paris.

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