Executive Producer —

You operate as an expert and innovator in the craft of production and delivery, acting as an experienced project lead, managing select projects or work streams within a multidisciplinary team at Instrument. As an Executive Producer, you will help lead our team to create the best creative, strategic and technical work. You are also the key client partner, establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with clients, which allows you to identify and help secure innovative project opportunities as you manage the current work to success. You are an exceptional and inspirational leader, and a trusted advocate for your team, the client, and the user. You prioritize people in your management methods, knowing that the work will be better when we support people to be healthy and balanced.

What You’ll Do

  • Confidently and autonomously lead our most complex projects successfully, ensuring the work exceeds expectations. You are responsible for overall quality of service, and on-time, on-budget completion of deliverables across projects, reporting to the team Executive Director
  • Effectively lead any type of project at Instrument, including but not limited to: brand, product, web, innovation/experience, communications, or content
  • Lead and maintain overall client relationships on assigned client groups, developing key relationships that position Instrument as a strategic advisor and innovation partner. Be a dynamic, honest, and trusted partner to your clients as the lead contact, thoughtfully collaborating with your Executive Director/Assoc. Executive Director and other producers on your team
  • Be a balanced advocate in the work for client goals and user needs while you champion the team’s vision
  • Create and sustain positive relationships and collaborations across client and project teams. Find the balance between you steering the work and empowering team members to do so
  • Assess if what we have created (in concept or execution) is the best, most innovative solution. Always push the team to get there
  • Lead projects and team members from the beginning to end of each project’s life cycle
  • Strategically involve team leaders and other team members at the optimal moments and levels for ultimate project success
  • Understand the financial implications of each project’s P&L. Ensure work is completed on budget and invoiced appropriately
  • Author statements of work (SOW), getting all appropriate team lead approvals before delivery to client. Negotiate in partnership with or as support to your Executive Director or Assoc. Executive Director with approaches that lead to enthusiastic client approvals and thorough understanding of the proposed plan
  • Work with the team leads to properly plan awarded projects, accounting for all necessary details and ensuring a strong kickoff that will lead to the successful and timely project completion with a high level of satisfaction from both the team and the client
  • Monitor the health and happiness of project teams, proactively flagging, implementing measures, or taking action to adjust in response to any issues for optimal morale, in partnership with your Executive Director/Assoc. Executive Director and other leaders
  • Mentor and lead producers through Instrument’s methodology and best practices as assigned
  • Maintain resourcing efficiency throughout the project lifecycle, minimizing down-time and ensuring people are involved at the appropriate times for project success. Help manage team resources, including partner vendors and freelancers, with clarity and efficiency

What You’ll Bring

  • 7-9 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, managing projects and/or products, and owning enterprise-level client relationships in a digital and/or agency environment
  • Expert creation and maintenance of iterative project and team management approaches and methods
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and win new business opportunities
  • Proven ability to train and mentor producers in effective and inclusive project management best practices
  • Tact, humility, common sense, and maturity in interacting with people at all levels, internally and externally—especially maintaining a calm confidence in challenging situations
  • Strategic thinking and creative problem solving approaches that don’t sacrifice attention to detail and outside input

Apply by September 3, 2019

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