Production Coordinator

| Santa Monica

At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier. Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When Edmunds launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online and have never looked back. Now, as one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, millions of visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car. For consumers, we bring peace of mind. For dealers, we make tools to help them solve their problems and sell more cars. How do we do it, you ask? The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting-edge technology. Want to join the team? Read on to find out how!

 What You’re Applying For:

The Production Coordinator will play a crucial role in the growth of Edmunds’ video and socialcontent, joining a fast expanding team. This highly motivated, talented individual will workalongside the Supervising Producer and Production Manager to create industry-leading contentfor all Edmunds’ channels. If you’re eager to learn, always looking for a solution, and can offercreative ways to contribute, please don’t hesitate to apply.

Working as part of a team, the Production Coordinator will provide various administrative services to keep the cast and crew happy and the production on schedule and within budget. They should be able to juggle the needs of 10+ projects at a time, working with crews throughout the production and post-production process, while maintaining communication between all parties. They will be asked to provide creative solutions for a variety of different setbacks and work comfortably in a fast-paced environment.

The Production Coordinator will correspond directly with producers, directors and production managers to fulfill practical everyday production needs while maintaining budgets and schedules. This will entail tracking contracts and freelance payments, reporting on all related costs, researching locations, booking crew, assisting with closing out projects, run various errands as required by production, and assist producers on set as needed.

The ideal candidate should be extremely versatile, and should be experienced with a variety ofdifferent production formats. S/he should have a book of contacts in the L.A. area that includesvideo editors, sound mixers, graphic designers, cinematographers, camera operators and PAs.This is an in-office job with the possibility of travel to various shoot locations.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work alongside the Supervising Producer and Production Manager to create industry-leading content
  • Maintain daily contact with other departments of the company, such as the Edmunds Employee Experience team, accounts payable, as well as vendors outside of the company
  • Book film crews and organize shoot logistics
  • Maintain records/files for all completed and in-progress work
  • Coordinate accommodations for casts and crews on location
  • Arrange the purchasing or rental of video equipment
  • Prepare and file contracts with vendors and talent
  • Generate call sheets and budgets for the Production Manager
  • Provide administrative support for the VP Editorial, including organising externalmeetings, managing travel logistics and liaison with other executives.

What You Need:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional multitasking skills, managing multiple projects
  • Ability to act and react professionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot, solve problems, and think proactively
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime with little or no notice
  • Ability to communicate clearly - verbally, visually, and in writing
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Collaborative and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience in coordinating online shows/series and short documentaries and/or commercials (or similar production experience)
  • Portfolio of digital work/projects s/he contributed to and examples of organizational effectiveness.
  • Driving is a requirement of this position and all applicants must comply with and meetthe requirements stated in Edmunds Policy on Authorized Driving and Vehicle Use;Passing a motor vehicle records check is required prior to start 

Working @

Employees think it’s a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we have been recognized as one of the best places to work by the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work, LA Business Journal (for the last 6 years!), Computerworld, and Built in LA. We've also been identified as one of the best workplaces specifically in Technology and also for Diversity and Asian Americans. In fact, our CEO, Avi Steinlauf, was rated as one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs! If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we’d love to hear from you!

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 does your typical day look like?

Each day I start by building the Edmunds story from the ground up. Using our own unique reporting tools and in collaboration with our product, analytics and marketing team, I can speak to the value of Edmunds. Once this information is complied, I head out to meet with our dealer partners to go over program results, listen, assess their needs.


Account Executive, Major Accounts

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

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Great ideas are the heartbeat of the Edmunds editorial team and they can come from anywhere. Everyone is encouraged to contribute and we have regular feature meetings where concepts are presented, discussed and evolved. As Editor-in-Chief, I love to be challenged by an idea and it’s hugely rewarding to see them come to fruition.

Alistair Weaver

V.P., Editorial and Editor in Chief

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Edmunds as an IT manager. Now, I manage a team of 100 employees supporting our B2B dealer business. In 18 years, I have grown beyond my own expectations. From the moment I joined the company, each of my professional needs were met. Continued learning, peer support, skills development and opportunities for advancement greet me every day.


V.P., Dealer Operations

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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