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VICE Media

Production Payroll Specialist (Corporate)

New York, NY

VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company.  Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses:, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world.  VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;  PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin;  i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.

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Assists the Production Payroll Manager in the overall end to end processing of the weekly payroll, that pays the Vice Media production teams using Cast & Crew software.  Primarily responsible for a subset of the population to accurately and timely prepare the weekly onboarding of new production staff as well as the entry of time into the Showbiz timekeeping system.  The position will also work to ensure proper accounting of time and projects so they align with business needs.  The role is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



  • Processes about 200 - 300+ payments each week for assigned verticals, ensuring a 1-week turnaround for all accurate payroll submissions.
  • Reviews payroll submissions for accuracy and coordinates resolution for any discrepancies. 
  • Coordinates with Cast & Crew to ensure accuracy of payments and invoices.
  • Brainstorms with the Production Payroll Manager to produce creative solutions for challenges that may arise.
  • Communicates with production teams to relay proper paperwork submission practices.
  • Coordinates weekly tasks with the otherProduction Payroll Specialist. Follows up to ensure weekly completion of record management, export sharing, and paycheck distribution.
  • Lends support when a team effort is needed for completion.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and clear communication in the team effort of production payroll.
  • Implements practices that protect sensitive data and are aligned with Vice’s Clean Desk policy. 


  • Cast & Crew and Showbiz software skills required
  • Production payroll or media accounting experience required
  • Microsoft Office skills required
  • Knowledge of television or film business unions such as SAG, WGA, DGA and IATSE
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently


Working at VICE

VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE

Agencies: VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.

Job ID: 3190578
Employment Type: Other