Executive Producer, Bon Appétit / Epicurious

Full time Condé Nast Entertainment

Job Detail

  • Career Level Executive
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Qualifications Other

Job Description

Bon Appétit is the award-winning No. 1 food brand dedicated to inspiring home cooks and restaurant obsessives alike. In recent years, it’s redefined the food media landscape with its bold imagery, charismatic voice, and an eye toward trends and current events.

From personality-driven cooking shows to in-depth reporting on this cultural moment, Bon Appétit gets to the heart of what it means to care about food today. The brand produces a monthly print magazine, three websites (Bon Appétit, Healthyish, and Basically), near-daily videos, a weekly podcast, a successful merch store, and frequent events. Bon Appétit reaches over 40M consumers monthly, including 21M digitally, 15M across social platforms, and a total of 6.5M in print.

Epicurious is the definitive guide to home cooking. With 25 years of editorial content and over 35,000 recipes in its archive, Epicurious offers an unparalleled depth and breadth of cooking resources. In 2019, Epicurious launched Well Equipped, a vertical and newsletter dedicated to shopping content for food lovers. That content, which ranges from a love letter to tinned fish to rigorously-tested reviews of cast-iron skillets and blenders, made Epi among the top revenue-driving commerce brands in the company. This year, Epicurious has responded to our current cooking moment by focusing on sustainability and affordability. The brand reaches 10 million monthly viewers on its site, 4.7 across social platforms, and 2.7 million on its YouTube channel, which saw the most significant growth of any Conde Nast channel in 2019.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Work to accommodate growth and build-out of the production team that includes staff and freelance workers, while maintaining a high production output (team includes supervising producers, producers, associate producers, directors, DP’s, etc).

  • Manage day-to-day high volume operation of a dedicated culinary production team.

  • Mentor team members as needed, implement growth goals, work to hold team members accountable.

  • Liaise with head of programming and strategy to assure all shows/series on the programming plan are scheduled and filmed within the timeframe necessary.

  • Ensure all productions are moving through post and production pods are meeting all requirements of their job. (Field notes, hard drives, media management, production and post production timelines, releases, project submissions and all other necessary duties)

  • Work with post production and scheduling to approve videos, build out an air date schedule, and make sure all projects are delivering on time and creatively sound.

  • Make sure all relevant parties are included in project kickoffs and all stakeholders are being consulted as needed throughout the process.

  • Assign projects to team members while overseeing bandwidth of each person.

  • Attend shoots as necessary to supervise production and ensure it runs efficiently, effectively, and on time.

  • Liaise with in-house, on-camera video talent to ensure contract requirements are met) and overall schedule feasibility.

  • Work with Supervising Producers to create overall production schedule based on programming needs  and sponsored edit videos

  • Act as on-set liaison on higher stakes shoots.

  • Work with talent group to confirm all relevant parties are available and set up for celebrity shoots.

  • Work with producers to execute creative provided by the directors and to advocate for and navigate changes to make film shoots feasible, when necessary.

  • Work directly with sales and marketing teams on upcoming projects to find sponsorship and integration opportunities within editorial videos.

  • Lead production conversations around new sponsored editorial videos, including assigning production pods to the projects, production budget, talent, and creative.

  • Work with magazine editorial teams to come up with effective programming show ideas highlighting the magazine as it makes sense.

  • Work with other Executive Producers, SVP of production on production practices and operations across Condé Nast Entertainment, and lead any larger projects that come through.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years experience

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