The APD role is designed to develop, then advance to the CD role. The key differences between APD and CD are: 1) APD may continue to work on a limited number of projects as an artist, as pipeline needs dictate; 2) the APD will be expected to cover lower budget projects and lower project load; and 3) APD is not required to manage artists.
- Target breakdown of work:
- 85%: Producing and directing projects.
- Depending on active project pipeline, part of this percentage could be diverted to artists’ work.
- 15%: Spearhead and develop new production procedures designed to improve efficiency and quality across studio work.
- Oversee client pitches and proposals as needed.
- Develop concept and drive all aspects of storytelling.
- Ensure that all artists are recorded in Harvest for assigned projects.
- Act as both producer and main client contact for Creative Department - balancing the needs of the budget with the creative
- needs of the client to keep projects under budget.
- Direct team in achieving the vision for each video.
- Train and mentor team members.
- Maintain constant communication with clients through email and phone.
- Solicit, review, and incorporate feedback from team as works best.
- Collaborate with HR to perform performance reviews with artists.
- 5+ years of experience in the creative and business industry.
- Bachelor’s/Art School degree preferred.
- Expert level mastery of Adobe Creative Suite.
- Minimum top 10% of core studio skill sets (top 3/30).
- APD is expected to develop:
- Strong understanding of industry trends.
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Experience in time management and multitasking; leadership and development; strategic and project management; client management and conflict resolution.
If you think you might be a good fit for this position, please submit you resume and portfolio HERE. Thanks, and good luck!
Thanks and good luck!