Job Title: Post Production Supervisor
Department: Post Production
Reports To: Director of Post Production
- Post Supervisors are responsible for all aspects of the Post Production process for the shows that they work on. Post Supervisors report dually to both the Director of Post Production and the Show Producers that they work with. In general, Post Supervisors will oversee two TV series at a time while also taking on shorter term side projects as-needed.
- Post Supervisors are responsible for scheduling, management, and attendance of all Post Production-related meetings and sessions, including: assemblies, edits, locks, spots, reviews, mixes, color corrections, and QC’s.
- Post Supervisors are also responsible for Animation Retakes: they notate, budget, and transmit retake notes and materials given by key creative and technical producers. These notes and materials are sent to the animation studios that we work with around the globe. Writing in clear and concise English for proper translation into other languages is an important skill that is necessary in this role.
- Post Supervisors will work with Post Coordinators and Post PA’s, and although they do not directly report to the Supervisors, the Supervisors are assigned this support by the Director of Post Production in conjunction with the Show Producers in order to support the Post Supervisor’s day-to-day activities. It is therefore the Post Production Supervisor’s responsibility to oversee this staff by guiding their day-to-day duties, training them up on any necessary procedures, and helping them along in a career path in Post.
- Post Production Supervisors are liaisons between the production, the studio, and the network. They must see to it that all scheduling and budgetary concerns (as they relate to post production) are followed and it is their responsibility to alert the Director of Post Production and the Show Producers of any problems that may arise that would cause the production to miss delivery/exploitation dates or to fall outside of the agreed upon Post Production budget.
- Post Production Supervisors work closely with show runners, creators, network execs, picture editors, audio editors, machine room operators, vault/librarian personnel, and out-of-house post production vendors. They must create and maintain a close personal working relationship with all of these people and balance their relationships in order to produce and deliver the finest quality product within the given time frames and budgets of the shows.
- Post Supervisors are responsible for overseeing and ensuring the generation and delivery of all post production elements for delivery to the Network and to the Studio’s archive.
- Post Supervisors are also responsible for keeping up to date on current and emerging technologies for post production, mastering, and distribution.