Project Manager

Keywords Studios Burbank , CA 91506

Posted 2 months ago

Keywords Studios is a premier international service provider to the global video game industry and beyond. Sound Lab, a Keywords Studio, specializes in audio services including post production, sound design, mixing and mastering for the media & entertainment industry, as well as games, special venues, and immersive media (AR/VR/MR).

The Opportunity

Sound Lab is seeking a Project Manager to support its film, television, streaming, and gaming team in various capacities for multiple shows and interactive media projects in production. As a Project Manager,you will have the chance to collaborate with some of the most innovative video game and entertainment companies in the world and be critical to our success-and to theirs.

This is a full-time position reporting to Sound Lab's senior producer.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage creative resource assignments and maintain project scheduling calendar

  • Enter and track all project financial data, including project budgets and A/P data

  • Process weekly production timecards for project staff, liaising with Finance & Payroll

  • Ensure proper recordkeeping and filing of all documents related to project work

  • Issue client invoices in accordance with the MSA, SOW, and established project milestones

  • Assist project teams in quickly resolving any and all roadblocks to production

  • Provide studio leadership visibility on project progress, finances, and potential risks

  • Proactively mitigate production risks and ensure high-quality, on-time, on-budget delivery

  • Facilitate recruiting and onboarding of freelance project creative staff

  • Provide guidance and oversight to freelance project staff regarding general company procedures, policies, and workflows

  • 4-6 years of project and management and budgeting experience in entertainment

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, prioritization, and multitasking skills

  • Entertainment industry payroll experience

  • Microsoft Office skills, including familiarity with Outlook and advanced Excel skills

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Comfort working in a rapid-paced, startup-like environment

  • Servant leadership mindset and willingness to roll up sleeves and help teams out as needed

Pluses:

  • Production accounting experience

  • Deep knowledge of IATSE union rules and payroll procedures

  • Specific experience with sound design and/or audio post-production services

  • A strong audio post-production and sound design network

  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits

  • Voluntary Long-term / Short-term Disability

  • 401K w/ company match

  • Work alongside dynamic individuals in the gaming industry

  • Work within a company with upward career growth opportunities

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