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Executive Producer

Company: DDB Worldwide
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

We have a simple belief - Unexpected Works. It means that the best idea is the one you never saw coming. The thing that catches you so off guard that you can't look away. And the only path to genuinely unexpected works is through creativity. Not just what passes for creativity because it answers a brief, looks the part and helps everyone sleep at night. But creativity that is foreign, surprising and interesting enough to cause jaws to drop and sales to soar. It's having the fresh perspective and raw energy to bring something into the world that no one's ever seen before. We're talking about the courage to shake things up and maybe even tear a few things down. And knowing that what most would call the finish line is where the real work starts. We believe in people, product, and profit, in that order. For us, people always come first. They're the soul of our agency. It takes amazing folks to make amazing work. That's why we make sure everyone who comes through the door is as great as the people who are already here. It's also why we constantly strive to build diverse teams where everyone brings something unique to the table. Because you can't make the unexpected if you only work with the usual suspects. By bringing together diverse thinkers with different backgrounds and perspectives, we validate Bill Bernbach's notion that an idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. So, come be part of the magic.
The Executive Producer will manage business and lead and mentor a team of integrated producers,to execute projects to a high creative standard. They will be the key production point of contact for an integrated team clients, senior account members and senior creatives. They will partner with the lead creative on their shared businesses. They will be charged with problem solving and leading innovative production strategy designed to navigate the current integrated production landscape, including activations, experiential, digital and social.

  • Producing work in an innovative way that enables ideas to thrive.

  • Staying current on production partners that work with the agency's model of being agile and cost effective, as well as delivering on creative excellence.

  • Establishing relationships with the Chief Creative Officer, Group Creative Directors, Experience Team, Strategy and Busines leads.

  • Working with teams to elevate the creative expectations of the client.

  • Key point of contact for the client while in production. Shows leadership, professionalism and sensitivity in dealing with clients, while understanding the business problems we are solving for them.

  • Stepping in on the team's productions to trouble shoot complex situations (cancellations, internal issues, client challenges, creative resources).

  • Seeking production solutions that support the larger agency vision, financial objectives and creative needs.

  • Investing in and creating opportunities for emerging production talent both at the agency and within the industry, understanding that diversity and inclusion is expected. This initiative includes mentoring, training and reviewing a team of producers, in addition to recruiting and interviewing candidates.

  • Strong grasp on the international production landscape and utilizing this to bring greater efficiency and creative excellence.

  • 10+ years experience in production, required

  • Solid expertise in producting 360 Integrated campaigns with a focus on Experience, Digital, Activation as well as more traditional media

  • Strong grasp of production strategies and able to modify and apply

  • Highly organized team leader, can both mentor, train and produce

  • Knowledge of existing & new content platforms constantly evolving

  • Strong knowledge of business, afftairs,talent/SAG and legal parameters around production

  • Above average written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with scoping OOP/Fee projections for client budgets

  • Must be able to multi-task in a high-pressure work environment

    What we offer:

    • Annual salary range: $200,000 - $225,000 commensurate with experience

    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans

    • Generous Time Off

    • Paid parental leave

    • Tuition Reimbursement

    • Family Planning Assistance

    • Stock Discounts

    • Transit Discounts

    • LinkedIn Learning Access

    • Employee Assistance Programs

      DDB is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. DDB New York does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
      ID: 2023-1968
      External Company URL:
      Street: 195 Broadway

Keywords: DDB Worldwide, New York , Executive Producer, Other , New York, New York

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