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Freelance Video Producer

| Santa Monica

What You’re Applying For:

Edmunds is looking for a versatile Freelance Video Producer, with 5-7 years of experience who is able to shoot in both studio and field environments. The ideal candidate will be an experienced video producer who demonstrates excellent storytelling, judgment, and production skills working with a smaller crew. This role is a jack of all trades- part producer, part director, and part sound/camera person. Familiar in shooting for the Automotive industry a HUGE plus.

The Producer is a creative, passionate storyteller with a sharp attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Producer is digitally savvy and is comfortable crafting stories ranging from short infographics and social content, time-sensitive single vehicle reviews, and longer form features and car comparisons.

The Producer will be a hands-on leader and excellent communicator, with the ability to interface with video editors, staff producers, managers and journalists across the company.
Any application must include cover letter, resume, and references. 
This position is based Santa Monica, Calif.
This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with Automotive Editors on their stories and generate a shooting script and production schedule.
  • Ensure Automotive editors are comfortable on set and follow script/monitor sound(sometimes we hire Sound Mixers, sometimes the shoots are small and Producer will do this).
  • Scout locations as needed.
  • Generate Call Sheet and distribute.
  • Arrange gear rentals as needed (coordinate pick ups and drop offs).
  • Experience with DSLR and conventional HD video systems.
  • Working knowledge of the best types of videos for variety of social media platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
  • Track and Manage budgets per projects.
  • Coordinate with all crew members on creative for the shoot.
  • Handle collecting all invoices and receipts.
  • Coordinate with Post Manager on when/how footage is getting to them.
  • Wrap projects with Production Manager with in a week from production ending.
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team, to establish project deliverables
  • Other video and event support tasks as needed

What You Need:

  • Bachelor Degree in Production, TV & Film, Communications, Advertising/Marketing, or similar field
  • Strong knowledge of digital formats
  • Google Drive Experience (Sheets, Calendar, Doc - all the Google things)
  • Must have a high level of flexibility and adaptability with strong interpersonal skills and a team player attitude
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Has own Laptop
  • Can work from the company office in Santa Monica
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Some US travel required, evening/weekend work as needed

Edmunds will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws.

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Conveniently located at the Colorado Center, near the intersection of Cloverfield and Colorado.

An Insider's view of Edmunds

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This is not your average corporate office. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. While we're here to get work done, not everything is all business. People here understand the importance of human relationships. Not only are we co-workers, but many of us are also friends, close ones even. To top it off, our office is fun and encouraging to take breaks!


Technical Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

I have grown more here than any other company. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to move between several teams. Each time, it challenged me to pick up new skills. Edmunds has a culture of continuous learning. In my time here, I have participated in study groups to learn: programming language theory, machine learning, and iOS development.


Director, Digital Futures Engineering

What are Edmunds Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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