Photography Producer

Who You Are

You’re someone who likes things on your watch to be under control and organized, yet you’re great at adapting as priorities shift. You enjoy working closely with others and believe the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. A quick thinker, you’re an off-the-cuff problem solver and thoughtful strategist. You thrive in high-pressure work environments and welcome tight deadlines. Your portfolio is full of examples of compelling production work in photography, video and digital. Most of all, you love collaborating and make sure that any production work you do is authentic and directed at real people.


What You’ll Do

You’ll be highly motivated as you manage content production and media outputs for major North American brands. You’ll act as a liaison between the Art Director and the Account Manager while producing content, making sure creative deliverables are on point and on budget. You’ll plan, schedule, scout, negotiate and a whole heck of a lot more as you oversee our media projects from point A to point B, keeping things positive and inspired. While you’re busy planning, producing, reviewing and overseeing everything, you’ll connect really well with team members and colleagues, gathering feedback or just being friendly.


A Day In Your Life

  • Schedule shoots, book set locations, procure props, sets and backdrops, and plan various production schedules
  • Negotiate with models, photographers, freelancers and any other parties involved
  • Create and manage budgets for new business proposals and existing projects, and complete reconciliations for finished projects
  • Keep production records and complete any necessary paperwork
  • Keep track of vendor invoices and open POs
  • Oversee client delivery with Account Managers to ensure they’re satisfactory
  • Coordinate project deliverables and communicate what’s going on to the team
  • Oversee the production on all client media outputs
  • Develop innovative strategies to improve content, save money and augment processes
  • Work closely with the Art Director to ensure quality is nothing short of top notch
  • Show your finesse at juggling and multitasking work on tight timelines
  • Do great or amazing things in Microsoft Excel



  • Lead with wisdom, keeping others positive and motivated
  • Remain calm under pressure and encourage other team members to do the same
  • Be flexible and adapt agreeably as plans change
  • Offer feedback and offer an extra set of eyes on all sides of production
  • Participate in creative brainstorms and be a team player among various departments
  • Carry a sense of humour always and be a positive addition to our company culture
  • Bring you’re A-game to every project, meeting and situation




Education & Experience

  • You have a diploma or degree in marketing, media production or a similar field
  • You have education or training in production management, photography, videography, film or a related field
  • You’re comfortable working on multiple projects at once and can handle multiple budgets and numbers
  • You’ve had 5+ years of hands-on experience in a media production role, preferably at an agency or production company


Bonus Points

  • Content and media production experience
  • Agency experience
  • You have an extensive contact list of vendors, locations, and experts in and around Calgary and beyond


Skills & Competencies

  • You express yourself clearly during briefs, presentations, brainstorms and in emails
  • You’re exceptionally organized and excel at overseeing various teams and processes
  • You’ve got a professional and likeable demeanor towards clients and co-workers
  • You have a strong skillset when it comes to photography, videography, film, editing, directing, production and much more
  • You’re proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Premiere and other applicable media production software


About Direct Focus

Direct Focus is an end-to-end marketing and communications company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We look at things from our clients’ perspective and build solutions that solve their business challenges. Our offices are in Winnipeg, Portland, Toronto and Calgary.

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Additional Details

Category: Advertising / Marketing
Direct Focus Marketing
255 17th Ave Sw
Calgary, AB, CA
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Posted: Apr 13, 2017
Closing: May 12, 2017
Type: Contract
Experience: Intermediate

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