Line Producer

Participant Media, Los Angeles

A story well told can change the world.

SoulPancake Content Studios is seeking an experienced Line Producer to join the production team. Top candidates will demonstrate a passion for digital video production and have a proven track record managing a robust slate of original programming including: documentary, studio, animation, live, scripted and reality and a wide range of budgets. Must have extensive experience and knowledge of the regulations governing working with and around minors.
LP must have an acute understanding of the digital landscape and experience in producing content distributed via YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, O&O sites and apps, as well as other emerging platforms.
Candidates will have a history partnering with Development Execs and be able to drive conversations around feasible video executions within budgetary parameters. Must have field physical production experience, a positive disposition and appreciation for challenge. This is a hands-on role and the Line Producer must be prepared to “do” as well as “oversee”.


  • Serve as production management point for all SoulPancake projects
  • Partner with SoulPancake leads and video producers to execute savvy content that is of the highest quality possible
  • Drive fiscal content budget as well as individual project budgets – must be an expert in crafting production plans from nothing
  • Draft and reviews budgets and schedules, track and project final budgets, and review all wrap materials
  • Oversee assignments of internal staff and freelancers working on SoulPancake projects
  • Hire and track payment for crew, safety, locations, equipment, etc. on a project basis for all internal and 3rd party executions
  • Track and oversee payment and coordination with talent in conjunction with the internal talent team
  • React quickly in a fast-paced production environment and demonstrate pragmatic problem-solving skills
  • Implement all logistical, legal, technical and financial aspects of physical production for SoulPancake content. 
  • Learn company policy & procedures and build productive working relationships with finance, legal, talent, technical, and support departments
  • Understand when to elevate issues that require senior oversight or have broader company implications
  • Manage and mentor junior production personnel
  • Strategize new and improved ways of doing business and champion change


  • College degree preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience required with both field production experience AND network/broadcast and/or production company history
  • Experience line producing for new media platforms required
  • Strong knowledge of leading digital platforms and emerging technology
  • Willingness to travel and availability for some nights/weekend shoots/events
  • Skilled in Movie Magic budgeting required

Reports to:

  • Head of Production, SoulPancake

About Participant Media

Participant Media is the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant’s content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. Participant’s more than 75 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc., and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 52 Academy Award® nominations and 11 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (www.soulpancake.com), is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans.

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