Senior Art Producer

Los Angeles, CA

We are seeking a Senior Art Producer to join our Los Angeles team.


The successful candidate will possess a sharp creative eye and be a creative thinker and innovator. Collaborating closely with creative teams and working with account management, the senior art producer acts as the conduit between the agency and its chosen production partners. They are responsible for ensuring that all artwork and content produced meets both the creative and client’s brief at the highest-quality production value and in the most efficient and timely manner. Possessing acute negotiation and diplomacy skills, the art producer will also be expected to contribute to the creative process as needed and offer workable creative solutions.


All candidates must have existing and extensive relationships with external talent/vendors within the industry—photographers, directors, illustrators, animators, CGI and postproduction houses, and any of their corresponding representation.


Responsibilities:

  • Working with the creative team from concept through completion and delivering final artwork, the art producer oversees all aspects of art/content production within the agency, ensuring all creative and brand needs are met within given budgets and time frames.
  • Collaborates with creative in finding the best, most appropriate artists for the given brief/execution.
  • Clearly translates and communicates creative concepts and client needs to artists and production partners.
  • Possesses a good understanding of industry-standard rights and usage and copyright, along with the knowledge, experience, and ability to identify and flag possible legal pitfalls and guard the agency/client against them.
  • Has the agility and resourcefulness to work with tight deadlines and budgets.
  • Possesses confidence and finesse when communicating and interfacing with clients.
  • Has the experience and ability to advise of rough ballpark costs when presented with creative concepts.
  • Has the capacity to build relationships and create collaborative work environments. Motivation of peers is key as well as the skill and diplomacy to manage up.
  • Inspires the creative team by keeping abreast of current talent, trends, and the latest technological advances.
  • Maintains and develops relationships with photographers/vendors.
  • Must possess a positive attitude, be a team player, and keep a calm and clear head during stressful situations.


Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Pricing and negotiating stock art.
  • Creating estimates and purchase orders and processing invoices and approvals.
  • Purchasing images.
  • Stock-searching and downloading high-resolution files.
  • Maintaining all image logs.
  • Basic administrative.
  • Managing and organizing the art production file server while working closely with the asset manager to maintain the asset library.
  • Coordinating photo shows with vendors to review new work.
  • Overseeing in-house productions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

  • Four-year degree is required, ideally in art/photography/advertising (or comparable work experience).
  • At least four to five years of experience as an art producer in an advertising agency.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, strong communication skills, can-do attitude, calm disposition, and a team player.
  • Experience producing both CG and traditional photography shoots.
  • Automotive experience a plus.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Diplomatic problem solver.
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, quick learner.
  • Ability to work independently, but knows when to ask for help.
  • Good creative eye.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat.


The work is never perfect, so how could we ask that of our applicants? What we do seek out at MullenLowe are original thinkers with a thing for unconventional ideas that solve tomorrow’s big problems. Is that you? Check doubt at the door and apply for the roles that will excite and challenge you in new ways.


Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.


EEOC Statement: 

At MullenLowe U.S., we believe openness is fundamental to creativity. We’re open to different approaches, perspectives, and ways of thinking that come from working with people from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and we don’t believe we can get to the best place creatively without them. We strongly encourage women; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals; LGBTQ+ individuals; people with disabilities; people of all ages and religion; members of ethnic minorities; foreign-born residents; and veterans to apply.


We do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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