Studios Production Manager

Help create content that will inform, educate and entertain millions at Duolingo.

We're seeking an experienced candidate to help lead physical production for our studios team. Our ideal person has a broad range of experience producing a variety of formats, and knows how to effectively budget, plan, and staff productions at multiple cost levels. You'll join Duolingo's growing team producing original content and help create videos, series and podcasts in multiple languages that will reach millions worldwide wishing to learn about language, culture and more. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee workflow, budgeting and tracking for production of video and audio projects
  • Responsible for creating production plans and schedules from pre-production through post production 
  • Work closely with creative producing team on recruiting key hires and casting 
  • Establish and maintain production processes, standards and best practices
  • Manage vendors and freelancers, negotiate fees and execute contracts 
  • Manage requirements such as insurance, permits, clearances and contracts for productions 


Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • At least 5-7 years experience in an equivalent role 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with budgeting, scheduling and accounting processes and software
  • Extensive local contacts in freelance production and post-production and ability to staff both scripted and unscripted projects 
  • Experience with international production and producing for multiple languages
  • A strong interest in education, culture, science, and language 


Exceptional Candidates Will Have: 
  • Experience working in the educational, kids or scripted entertainment space
  • Experience supervising principal photography or post-production, directing, editing, or producing 
  • Interest in creating and developing their own projects 
  • Familiarity with producing interactive and original content for digital and social platforms 
  • Working proficiency in more than one language, including at least one of the following: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese


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