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Job listing closed on 6 Apr 2024

Production Manager

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

The Role and What You’ll Do:

The UFC is seeking a Production Manager to join our Emmy Award-winning production team in Las Vegas. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience as a production manager in a wide array of original programming and short form content for major sports and/or entertainment brands, across various media platforms. This position provides operational support and execution throughout the production process, for multiple, diverse projects simultaneously. This position is well-suited for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment. We’re looking for an organized, professional, production manager who is detail oriented, and always seeking innovative new approaches to their work.

  • Functions as production manager for long-form programming, including full-length documentaries and episodic series, for linear television networks, media partners, and our own OTT service, UFC Fight Pass.
  • Collaborates closely with showrunners and producers on various projects to ensure each project is executed to our high standard, while still maintaining budgetary constraints.
  • Manages and advises on multiple show budgets simultaneously.
  • Manages production schedule and calendar for each project.
  • Responsible for vetting and hiring contractors and vendors, including negotiating fees to stay within show budgets.
  • Maintains all administrative onboarding documentation, such as NDAs, PSAs, and financial intake forms.
  • Works with the showrunner and production coordinator to plan and execute all pre-production for live action filming logistics, including budgetary projections, crewing, location scouting, securing filming permissions and releases, assigning PA duties ,liaising with talent, regulating onsite safety guidelines, and distributing call sheets.
  • Works with risk management team on COIs for each project.
  • Wraps out each project, including tracking and processing all invoices and expenses, reconciling each project’s budget, archiving all correspondence, and completing a Production Report.
  • Facilitates effective communications among business units and with external parties (media partners, corporate sponsors, production vendors, etc.).

You Have These:

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience as a Production Manager for major media brands.
  • Demonstrable, relevant experience creating and producing compelling programming of various genres, formats and lengths, for all media platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film, or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency in clerical programs such as Microsoft Office and Outlook, and project management programs such as Monday.com.
  • Solutions oriented and ability to solve problems quickly.
  • Experience hiring and onboarding crew is required.
  • Experience liaising with talent is required.
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Experience in a sports environment is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of MMA is a plus.

How we work:

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 5 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.