Production Assistant

Los Angeles - New York

Company Description

BuzzFeed is the world's leading independent digital media and tech company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally and spreads Joy and Truth across the internet.
Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform and entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, and Unsolved to name a few! These properties and their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters and more.

Job Description

BuzzFeed is looking for a resourceful Photo Production Coordinator to bring their production and organizational skills to either the LA/NY Office. We are looking for a smart, skilled, passionate self-starter that can work seamlessly with the various departments that touch our Photo Team.

This is a freelance position based in BuzzFeed's office in either Los Angeles or New York City starting with remote work until at least August 2021.


2 years of production experience
Impeccable time management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize projects with sensitive deadlines
Ability to work in high pressure, fast paced production environment
Ability to adapt to last-minute changes in schedules and plans
Interest in photo and media production
Excellent written verbal communication skills
Self-starter that is able to see a task through all stages until completion
Ability to work independently with a team
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work with a variety of personalities on both client and production side
This position is approximately 40 hours a week
Proficient in Google Drive


Oversee and support production process for assigned internal creative teams
Support various assigned photography processes within Branded, Partnerships, Licensing Editorial, and new initiatives
Maintain and lead production aspects of assigned internal team meetings, kick offs, and check-ins
Support Art Directors and Photographers through each project's lifespan: pre-production, production, and wrap
Support sourcing and booking freelance production crews
Book equipment and stages for assigned teams and projects
Assist with research and negotiating rates for locations and studios
Assist with booking production travel and accommodations
Prepare and share start paperwork, production schedules, call sheets, and releases as needed
Assist with tracking production budgets and updating actuals as needed
Multitask on-set photoshoot coordination and on-set shoot support responsibilities as needed
Collect and organize payroll, talent vouchers, reimbursement, and check request paperwork for submission
Collaborate with accounts, creative, post, casting, and studio ops teams as needed
Organizes production expenses and internal purchases
Collaborate to develop and improve upon production resources, process, and responsibilities

Additional Info

At BuzzFeed, we believe we benefit from the diverse perspectives within and across our teams. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment practices.

BuzzFeed is the world's leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth and joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world's largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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