Director of Production, Brand Partnerships Studio

  • Complex Networks
  • New York, NY, USA
  • May 17, 2019
Full time Advertising Production

Job Description

Complex is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat.

The Complex Brand Partnerships Studio division is now hiring a Director of Production, Brand Partnerships Studio to lead a team of video and event producers. Reporting to the Sr. Vice President of Brand Partnerships Studio, the ideal candidate will have a diverse array of experience in brand storytelling and marketing, content production, digital media, experiential marketing, talent relations, and budget management.


  • Support the Branded Partnership (Sales) division with ideation for production needs surrounding brand sponsored media campaigns/partnerships
  • Manage a team of six (5) Producers and (1) Coordinator based in New York City and Los Angeles
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to execute programs across the Complex editorial platform and Complex Owned and Operated sites: First We Feast, Sole Collector, Pigeons & Planes
  • Project production budgets associated with brand campaigns and work with Producers to manage spends
  • Actively review all branded content productions to make sure storytelling is aligned with Complex voice and delivers on brand goals
  • Liaise with strategy and sales teams regularly, contributing to pre-sale pitches and post-sale program kick-off and status meetings
  • Prepare and present video and experiential concepts for client and agency meetings
  • Work closely with the talent team to procure appropriate talent partners from the worlds of music, film, fashion, sneakers, sports, etc, for branded content opportunities
  • Collaborate with legal and finance teams in order to make sure productions are within legal guardrails, finance policies and budget management
  • Collaborate daily with video and branded content teams to develop creative for brand campaigns  
  • Lead experiential strategy and executive produce all brand sponsored events which will include ComplexCon activations for brands, concerts, movie screenings, pop-up experiences, art exhibitions, VIP dinners, and in-store events
  • Travel frequently to oversee productions including video and photo shoots, events and ComplexCon activations
  • Create structure, best practices, and policies for the production team for efficiencies with the ability to revise and pivot as the business goals change


  • Minimum of 7 years of pertinent experience, with at least 2 years of management experience
  • Available to travel 50-75% including weekends
  • Passion for lifestyle, fashion/sneakers, music, sports, gaming, and pop culture
  • Be organized, creative, outgoing, solutions-oriented and have a great work ethic and attitude
  • Work well in a fast paced environment while managing a team, ability to work efficiently and be available both in the office and when on the road
  • Have great relationships with production agencies and vendors, music and fashion labels, talent agencies, publicists, managers
  • Able to find ways to be flexible in order to execute programs alongside a team
  • Previous work executing productions in conjunction with large scale tentpole events as varied as Sundance Film Festival, NBA All-Star Weekend, EssenceFest, SXSW, ComicCon, Coachella, SneakerCon, Winter Music Conference, Art Basel
  • Familiarity with Project Management/CRM/budgeting software is a plus