Light Iron has built a reputation for being a technical leader and innovator in the file-based post production community. We look for team members excited to be at the cutting edge of the ever changing digital cinema revolution.

 

Browse the opportunities below to become a member of our fast-growing team!

 

Current Openings

Vault Assistant (Los Angeles)
Business Development Operations Administrator (Los Angeles)
Director, Business Development (Los Angeles)
Episodic Producer (Los Angeles)
Post Production Systems Engineer III (Los Angeles)
Evening Operations (Los Angeles)


 

Vault Assistant (Los Angeles)

The Vault Assistant provides customer service and assists with asset management as part of our front desk team. Supporting the Vault Manager and fellow Vault Assistants during the day and evening. The Vault Assistant tracks all incoming and outgoing media and manages data from multiple sources.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent people skills and attention to detail. The successful candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and be flexible to quickly switch priorities as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

    • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • • Excellent organizational skills
    • • Experience with file sharing
    • • Strong knowledge of productivity applications, Google docs, etc.
    • • Comfortable in a Mac environment

 

Required Skills/Experience:

      • • Previous library or vault experience
      • • Understanding of file-based post production workflow and associated hardware
        • Experience with creative software such as the Adobe suite

This position works normal business hours, but may require shifting schedules, long hours and some weekend work.

This job operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please email resume & cover letter (PDF format only) to vaultassistla@lightiron.com. Phone calls or drop-offs will not be considered.


 

Business Development Operations Administrator (Los Angeles)

Light Iron is seeking a Business Development Operations Administrator to provide operational support to the Business Development department’s LA-based headquarters & regional offices. The BD Ops Admin will be responsible for managing the lead management, project set-up, and client management process for post production creative services as well as collaborating with colleagues at our parent corporation, Panavision. The ideal candidate is a fast learner with excellent people skills, attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple priorities while knowing how to fill in the dots. They have an appreciation of post production with an interest in learning about cameras, creative technology and modern file-based workflows. This position is not a producing position but will be expected to closely collaborate with the financial, operational, and creative teams and have a basic understanding of the dailies, editorial, and finishing process.

Key Responsibilities:

        • Provide backup support in the sales process to members (LA-based headquarters + regional offices) of the Business Development department
        • Support business development efforts with new project set-up, organizing & filing approved documents with finance/production and helping disseminate information across the organization
        • Work directly with producing team to communicate start-up details, and provide support for billing questions
        • Salesforce & Lead tracking administration including report generation, data input from lead sources and lead meetings, Salesforce field development & report creation to support executive team needs, new user training & administration, collaboration with the Sales Operations & IT teams at Panavision & research for new tools to improve workflow
        • Serve as initial point person for student projects & festival awards including overview of finishing process with introductions to production operations for logistics
        • Manage updating artist credits, organization & submission of company credits, coordinating internal & client-facing kick-off calls
        • Collaborate with Marketing department for gift & swag orders, fulfillment and other special projects as assigned
        • Responsible for Department admin to include travel bookings & expense reporting

 

Required Skills/Experience:

      • Previous experience in a post-production or entertainment office environment is preferred
      • Experience with Salesforce and database management is preferred. Experience with Farmer’s Wife is a plus.
      • Proficiency in Mac environment, Microsoft Office and Apple iWork applications is essential.
      • Minimum of 1 year of experience in administrative or project management position is preferred.
      • Attention to detail, ability to problem-solve and to multitask is essential.
      • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, scaling and deadline-oriented environment
      • Must be able to work calmly under pressure, relay detailed information, and communicate well with other team members.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Willingness to travel
      • Self-motivated, ambitious with a desire to learn

 

This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work.

This job operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please email resume & cover letter (PDF format only) to busdevdirectorla@lightiron.com. Phone calls or drop-offs will not be considered.

 


 

Director, Business Development (Los Angeles)

The Director of Business Development will be responsible for collaboration with the Company’s nationwide sales team to identify potential clients, with the goal of promoting current creative services and launching new services at the Company’s growing facilities. Pulling from his/her past experience in post production, the Director of Business Development will be expected to collect key criteria from clients in order to craft a comprehensive budget for creative services as well as make recommendations for workflow options. This individual will be expected to utilize current relationships to grow Light Iron’s client roster and to increase the scale and scope of projects nationwide while cross-selling services with Panavision partners. The Director of Business Development, LA must remain in constant contact with the sales team & senior management but will be expected to complete regional travel for festival participation, set visits, etc as required.

The ideal candidate is a fast learner with excellent communication skills, superb attention to detail, strong grasp of financials, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities while knowing how to fill in the dots. This individual should have at least 5+ years of experience with file-based post production, including knowledge of HDR, 4K, episodic and theatrical pipelines with an interest in learning about cameras, creative technology and modern file-based workflows. This position is not a producing position, but the candidate will be expected to closely collaborate with the creative services teams as well as help educate clients and colleagues in the dailies, editorial, and finishing process.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Develop and execute on the sales process for growing Light Iron market-share; understand competitor landscape and use that knowledge to generate opportunities; increase bid quantities, identify higher-tier clients; analyze best use of available resources against current sales strategies.
      • Create and grow relationships to win business and foster new revenue opportunities.
      • Increase annual project volume. Special attention toward growing dailies processing divisions as well as screening services and remote color correction services.
      • Participate in lead generation, reporting + bidding & review process to enable collaboration and cross-selling (i.e., with other divisions and with Panavision); ensure that all relevant parties are aware of opportunities and that information is shared freely among the Sales team.
      • Contribute to current revenue targets through collaborative strategy. Maintain and develop individual leads. Participate in weekly lead & revenue projections meetings with accountability for individual leads/projects.
      • Act as resource for clients who need to speak about technical workflows and project management.
      • In collaboration with operations and producers, review billing practices and methodology to ensure maximum billing.
      • Collaborate with senior management to establish annual divisional revenue targets and offer constant feedback necessary for re-calibration.
      • Work collaboratively across teams – including Operations, Engineering, Client Services, Brand Marketing, and Production.
      • Keep Sr. management apprised of industry trends, new talent, potential issues, areas needing improvement.
      • Represent the Company to the industry; attend and host events, make connections to increase the market’s awareness of the Company’s expansion/service offerings. The position will require weekend and after-hours work throughout the year.
      • Excitement and passion for the post production community

Required Skills/Experience:

      • 5+ year post production industry experience and deep knowledge of related file-based workflows including 4K, UHD and HDR working practices
      • Previous experience with:
        • Post producing, project management, scheduling and customer service
      • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with creative and studio-level decision-makers
      • Proficiency in Mac environment, Microsoft Office and Apple iWork applications
      • Strong attention to detail, ability to problem-solve and to multitask
      • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, scaling and deadline-oriented environment
      • Must be able to work calmly under pressure, understand and relay detailed information, and communicate well with others
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Willingness to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience with both episodic and feature workflows and delivery requirements for dailies through finishing
      • BA or BS degree, MBA a plus
      • Farmer’s Wife and/or post production scheduling software experience
      • Experience with Salesforce
      • Previous experience with public speaking and/or presentations

This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work. This position demands client interaction including offsite meetings and meals. Attending various industry functions and networking is a must.

Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected.

This job operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please email resume & cover letter (PDF format only) to  busdevdirectorla@lightiron.com. Phone calls or drop-offs will not be considered.


 

Episodic Producer (Los Angeles)

The fundamental role of our Episodic Producer will be to oversee the successful execution of long and short-form episodic projects from conform to final picture delivery. The Episodic Producer will collaborate with the Episodic, Operations and Business Development staff to customize and adjust workflows to deliver quality projects within strict deadlines and budgets.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Supervise and coordinate conform, data I/O, color correction, and final deliverables for multiple projects
      • Work closely with the episodic team and operations to make sure all schedules and work orders are accurate
      • Track and communicate episodic progress and estimate/actual reports to studio and production personnel
      • Build and maintain relationships with producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, and other client contacts to help source and close new projects
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and team-based environment
      • Strong writing, presentation, and communication skills
      • Self-motivated, ambitious, excellent managerial and multi-tasking skills

Required Skills/Experience:

      • Five years’ experience in a similar post production environment
      • Strong understanding of broadcast and production practices, techniques, and definitions such as ProRes/DNX codecs, tape/ file formats, end to end episodic finish workflows

This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work as needed. Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected.

This job operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please email resume & cover letter (PDF format only) to episodicproducerla@lightiron.com. Phone calls or drop-offs will not be considered.


 

Post Production Systems Engineer III (Los Angeles)

The Post Production Systems Engineer 3 is an integral and very experienced engineering team member who will help the system administration team, supporting all IT and engineering requests from staff and clients at Light Iron LA. This position works closely with the Manager of Engineering and Light Iron management to increase efficiency across the organization – optimizing current steady state while building new post production systems, media pipelines, operational policies, and procedures. Applicants should have a minimum 5-8 years of experience in the engineering post production finishing field.

The candidate should possess expert technical knowledge of feature and episodic workflows, techniques and tools, and must understand the challenges and goals of creative and technical teams alike. This candidate is a self-motivated individual with a desire to take direction, looking for challenges and prevention solutions in the Engineering Department.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Deploy and support a range of hardware and software including: routing switches, LTO tape libraries, tape decks, video scopes, DCI projectors and cinema servers, OLED monitors, calibration tools, audio systems, video routers and patch bays, SAN, NAS, Avid Nexis and ISIS, firewalls, KVM systems, OSX, Windows, Linux, Filmlight systems, Resolve systems, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, AWS, Colorfront Transkoder, EXD, DVS Clipster, Aspera Faspex, and Signiant Media Shuttle
      • Support on-set/near-set dailies deployments
      • Rapid response support for all client facing services
      • Research 3rd party products and services to suggest the best tools for the business requirements
      • Stay up to date with industry standard tools and practices to maintain cutting edge infrastructure

Required Skills/Experience:

      • Expert working knowledge of Quantum StorNext storage, Brocade switches, Supermicro computers, HP Workstations, Palo Alto Firewall, Baselight systems, and Resolve Linux Systems
      • Expert working knowledge of video and audio file formats, as well as industry standard and studio delivery specifications – particularly UHD and HDR (HDR 10, 10+, and Dolby Vision) workflows
      • Bash/Shell command line interface experience; scripting is a plus
      • Ability to manage several projects at once – the organization is lean and individual responsibility is paramount
      • A bias for action and ability to deliver mission critical support in a timely manner
      • Strong communication skills, particularly in verbalizing technical processes in a non-technical manner
      • A strong desire to deliver great looking and technically accurate content to our customers

This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work as needed. Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected.

This job operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please email resume & cover letter (PDF format only) to lapostprodsysadmin3@lightiron.com. Phone calls or drop-offs will not be considered.


 

Evening Operations (Los Angeles)

The Evening Operations position will increase the management presence into the evening of Light Iron’s Los Angeles facility. This role manages each evening’s facility and operations needs, and must ensure sessions, projects, and clients are managed into the evening hours. The ideal candidate possesses strong receiving and handoff skills with Operations, Scheduling and Production Teams.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Oversight of evening vault, security, client services, machine room, engineering, artistic, and production activities
      • Support production teams with making changes to schedule and resource requests
      • Work with operations leadership to devise and execute strategies to improve operational efficiency and scale
      • Contribute to the development of products to support operational needs
      • Report daily projects and feedback including immediate notification for any emergency needs
      • Provide leadership and mentoring to evening staff to meet or exceed goals
      • Communicate with company management regarding overall needs and ideas for changes
      • Actively review for scheduling conflicts and propose solutions
      • Act as a contact for customers who need to engage with a senior-level person
      • Daily room check and communication of any items that need adjustment

Required Skills/Experience:

      • College degree or Certificate in Business, Finance, Post Production, or equivalent
      • Managerial and leadership experience, with ability to delegate
      • Strong customer service and interpersonal abilities; comfortable making decisions to ensure project success
      • Effective communicator (verbal and written) with internal and external customers
      • Extremely organized and maintains strong attention to detail
      • Ability to work under pressure with strict time constraints
      • Willing to adapt to the changing needs of the company

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Management of Operations or Production within a Post Production finish business
      • 5+ years’ post production industry experience and related working practices
      • Strong working relationships with internal teams
      • Understand company infrastructure and how to leverage available resources
      • Willingness to work on a collaborative team in a fast-paced, growing environment

This position works evening hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work. Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected.

This position requires occasional lifting and moving of medium-weighted objects (10-50 pounds).

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please email resume & cover letter (PDF format only) to jobeveopps@lightiron.com. Phone calls or drop-offs will not be considered.


 

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