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Internal Application: Brand Creative Production Project Manager (Freelance)

Brand Creative | New York, NY | Contract and Temporary

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Freelance Brand Creative Production Project Manager. Our Brand Creative team seeks the Production Project manager who will be responsible for managing and coordinating the production cycle of all projects that come through the Brand Creative Production Department. The right candidate will play a major role in obtaining and routing vendor estimates and invoices, scheduling production time with project managers from external departments, managing reprints and inventory, asset formatting and management, as well as digital archiving.


Key Responsibilities


  • Work with Sr. Director of Production to spec print projects, request quotes, schedule and manage prepress
  • Prepare and maintain production schedules and trackers, working closely with in-house staff [creative + ops] and external contractors to ensure deadlines are met
  • Send packaged mechanical files to vendors; traffic proofs and other production materials to and from vendors and in-house staff
  • Manage color proofing process and clearly communicate changes to vendors
  • Work with in-house staff and vendors on reprints and inventory management
  • Review and approve vendor invoices, checking against quotes and purchase orders
  • Curate product archive and digital assets management system; maintain product information databases and spreadsheets
  • Ensure quality control and manage process with a strong eye for detail and accuracy
  • Assist photoshoot production including scheduling, shot list, estimates, and day of access and communications
  • Collect marketing team needs to integrate into shot list by category for all photo shoots
  • Support post shoot production: with retouching + digital tech pre-shoot to review naming conventions and how photo assets need to be delivered
  • Arrange and organize selects edits to place, create & distribute contact sheets
  • Track, organize & prep multi-shot images before, during & after photo shoots
  • Manage the department-wide Getty Images account from pulling requested images to troubleshooting any account issues





  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience 
  • 3-5 years of professional-level experience as a Production Project Manager either at a brand agency or an in-house creative services team
  • Thorough knowledge of pre-press, estimating, scheduling, paper, printing, and binding for both digital and offset print production
  • Proven ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment, effectively set priorities, and adapt to changing needs
  • Proficiency with Mac operating system
  • Proficiency with Adobe CC - focus on INDD, Photoshop, Bridge and Acrobat
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite a plus (Excel, Word, PPT, Outlook)



Other Skills and Knowledge 


  • Excellent time-management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Foreign language skills a plus



About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit


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