Creative Operations Manager

Creative Services Team | San Francisco

About Us:

Ellation is looking for a highly skilled Creative Operations Manager to join our Creative Services team. Ours is a truly cross-functional 360 creative team - meaning we create design assets for all of Ellation’s products and business units - which includes our premium SVOD products Crunchyroll and VRV, as well as events, ecommerce, games, content marketing, and more.

Location: San Francisco

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for Crunchyroll and VRV's passionate communities.

About You:

Are you an operational visionary? Do you have to cross every item off of your to-do list? Are you always looking for ways to improve efficiency? Ideal candidate must have experience in one or more of the following: design studio management, creative project management, film/video production and/or post-production. Equivalent titles or previous roles could be: Executive Producer, Senior Project Manager, Studio Manager.

Must haves:

  • 5+ Years experience as a project manager, producer, or studio manager.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - this position will interface across the entire organization.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent people management skills - will be required to set and manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Excellent problem-solver - you must be able to think on your feet and come up with solutions quickly.
  • Experience with staff productivity tracking.
  • Experience with staff workload forecasting.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Must have experience with Google Suite - Docs, Sheets, and Slides - these are our primary office tools.
  • Must be familiar with standard creative tools like the Adobe CC Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Premiere.

A day in the life of our Creative Services Team:

  • Management of day-to-day projects and project flow - including request ingestion, project scoping, and staff work assignments.
  • Day-to-day management of the Creative Services budget - manage staffing and outside contractors.
  • Management of contractors - onsite and offsite - inclusive of soliciting and booking talent, procuring contracts, and tracking of contractor invoices.
  • Will be responsible for creating holistic workflow processes - for the creative team, but ultimately informing the company at large.
  • Will interface cross-functionally with all of our stakeholder groups - Marketing, Audience Development, Brand Management, Content Management, Events, International, E-Commerce, and Games teams.
  • WIll interface operationally with our HR, Finance, and Legal teams.
  • This is a management position - you would have two direct reports - Project Manager, and Post-Production Producer.

Nice to have:

  • PMP certification.
  • Experience in media and entertainment.
  • Experience with branding and brand creative.
  • Some ad agency experience.
  • An active interest in pop culture, anime, manga, adult animation, fan culture, and video games.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers
  • Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office

Ellation

Ellation What’s with the name, Ellation? We’re all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we’re building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Chisinau to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga. We’re an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. 

VRV

VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, sister-brand Rooster Teeth, Viacom’s NickSplat, and WB Digital’s DramaFever. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.