Careers @ BrandStar

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Direct Response TV Infomercial Editor

    BrandStar is looking for a talented Editor to join its expanding Direct Response TV Division.
    We are seeking a strong, experienced Infomercial Editor for a freelance position. Must have thorough knowledge and experience with Premiere. Must have strong story telling skills and be very fast on the system. Must have a thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of editing & delivering infomercial commercials. Applicants must be extremely well organized, motivated and flexible with schedule (deadlines are extremely important in this industry). A strict adherence to the post workflow is a must.

    Additionally, applicants must be pro-active in edit to keep projects moving forward. We are looking for someone with a positive, energetic do-whatever-it-takes attitude that works collaboratively with colleagues in a fast-paced, creative environment.


    DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR RESUME FOR CONSIDERATION IF YOU DO NOT HAVE Direct Response / INFOMERCIAL EXPERIENCE RECENTLY

    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Non-linear video editing and rendering/encoding for a wide spectrum of specifications and file formats
    • Gathering of b-roll assets, researching and editing stock music tracks
    • Motion graphics manipulation and creation
    • Collaborating with creative team or working independently on concurrent projects to meet deadlines
    • Solid storytelling and conceptual skills
    • Strong lighting and cinematography skills
    • Excellent video editing skills that include an ability to create dynamic graphics and animation
    • Strong knowledge of color correction/grading including using waveform monitor/vectorscope
    • Strong familiarity with broadcast specs and deliverables
    • Must have strong time management and problem solving skills, flexibility, and the ability to work well under tight deadlines.

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    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • 3+ years of Direct Response / Infomercial editing experience
    • Budgeting experience
    • Work well with others in a creative environment
    • Should be able to bring a creative concept to life and add own creative input

  • Direct Response TV Infomercial Producer

    BrandStar is looking for a talented Producer to join its expanding Direct Response TV Division.
    We’re looking for a freelance producer with opportunity for full time position who has recent infomercial and Direct Response experience who can work well with a team and execute every aspect of a project from conception to completion. This includes managing budgets, pre-production and production, facilitate and direct the post production process, add creative input and execute the Creative Directors’ and clients’ vision. Must work rapidly and accurately in order to meet media deadlines. Must have good client skills & common sense.

    Applicants must be extremely well organized, able to multi-task, manage several jobs simultaneously, be motivated and flexible with timing & scheduling! A positive, energetic do-whatever-it-takes attitude is a must! Also, should be able to take direction and work collaboratively with colleagues in a fast-paced, creative environment.

    DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR RESUME FOR CONSIDERATION IF YOU DO NOT HAVE RECENT DIRECT RESPONSE / INFOMERCIAL EXPERIENCE
    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    You will be responsible for managing both small and large TV and video content productions including:
    creative development, scripting, casting, directing, editing, overseeing and managing budgets and production schedule.
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    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • 3+ years of Direct Response / Infomercial producing experience
    • Budgeting experience
    • Work well with others in a creative environment
    • Should be able to bring a creative concept to life and add own creative input

  • Join Our Talent Community

    This is for referrals and business connections for the purpose of joining our talent community database for future opportunities. Please do not apply to this if you are interested in a current opportunity. If you are seeking a current opportunity. Please select one of the current application options listed below.

  • General Job Application Submission

    This is for Applicants that wish to apply to join the organization for a variety of company positions that are not currently listed as open. This will allow our HR Department to review your application for a current opportunity.

  • Freelance Help Desk Technician Part Time

    The Freelance Help Desk Technician reports to the IT Manager and is responsible for provide maintenance of the computer desktop environment by analyzing requirements, resolving problems, installing hardware and software solutions, and supporting the internal IT Helpdesk. Responsible for administration and internal support of the Company’s PCs, printers, servers, and related equipment. Tasks include end user support, license tracking, and performing PC maintenance, upgrades and configurations. Ability to clearly communicate technical solutions in a user-friendly, professional manner, provide one-on-one end-user training as needed and assist the Systems Administrator in troubleshooting issues.

    This individual is accountable for supporting the following systems: Windows and Mac operating systems, Scheduall, IBIS, Great Plains, Showbuilder and other company-wide software applications.

    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provides support for all Information Technology products and services. Support may include answering questions, troubleshooting problems, teaching or instructing employees regarding software or hardware functionality, and communicating policy.
    • Determines the most effective manner to resolve customer's technical issue. Engages in research and indepth troubleshooting to resolve technical issues.
    • Resolves Level 1 Help Desk Tickets. Elevates complex and/or high priority problems to the Systems Administrator for resolution.
    • Supports Tier 1 issues with Shoretel VOIP Phone System
    • Troubleshoot and support Wireless Network connectivity and access issues.
    • Strong aptitude in operating system repairs, malware and virus removal, hardware upgrades and troubleshooting.
    • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and comprehend direction therein to resolve complex issues.
    • Records required end user problem information in iBIS Help Desk System. Updates tickets with appropriate journal entries of activities, and closes tickets with resolution entered upon completion of the job.
    • Verify that suggested solutions effectively resolve the users' problems through verbal or email follow up.
    • Assist Systems Administrator in documenting internal IT procedures.
    • Assist with onboarding of new users; new hire training.
    • Ensure each workstation has a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, and any additional specialized equipment.
    • Install, test and configure new workstations, peripheral equipment and software; utilize imaging software to deploy.
    • Maintain inventory of all equipment, software and software licenses.
    • Recommended procedure modifications or improvements, preserve and grow your knowledge of help desk procedures, products and services.
    • High level of ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once.
    • Other duties may be added and/or assigned as needed.
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    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

    • BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent.
    • One to three years of hands-on experience with PC hardware and software in a professional environment.
    • Knowledge of TCP/IP, wireless networks, LAN, WAN, virus protection, and email functionality preferred.
    • Excellent technical knowledge of computer hardware, printers and software including Windows 7, Office 2010, Mac OSX
    • Self-motivated with the ability to follow through on projects in a timely manner.
    • Must maintain confidentiality.
    • Keen attention to detail.
    • Must be able to communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing.
    • Must establish and maintain cooperation, understanding, trust and credibility.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently and respond to emergency situations effectively.

  • Account Supervisor

    The Brand Services Account Supervisor is a team leader ensuring all client needs as specified in the scope of work (SOW) are met and exceeded appropriately utilizing all agency resources and continually measuring success. The Director manages sales across a wide list of key clients as well as generates new business from existing customers and prospective clients, generating high volume of sales and deals to sustain and encourage BrandStar’s growth. The Director of Brand Services is expected to drive revenue and profitability growth objectives by exceeding company quarterly goals.

    The Brand Services Account Supervisor is responsible for supervising the day-to-day workflow of the media buying/planning staff on specific accounts. He/She is to ensure seamless integration of Planning and Buying functions at BrandStar. A successful Account Supervisor must be a confident, seasoned leader with a strong media background.


    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    The Brand Services Supervisor is a team leader with two important tasks:
    1. Managing the Agency/Client relationship by guiding all business and communications strategies and objectives while continuously referencing business analytics and performance and growing the client’s business
    2. Being a team leader responsible for all team Agency members’ actions by continually providing guidance and identifying opportunities for growth.

    Client management – 50% of time
    Strategic leadership
    • Demonstrates intimate working knowledge of the Agency and Clients’ businesses and industries and provide strategic recommendations to further business strategies based on industry learnings (proactive or reactive)
    • Anticipates Client and Agency needs/issues and provide solid solutions

    Communications
    • Acts as the voice of the Agency in all Client meetings – be able to address any and all questions and/or challenges
    • Leads in the development of marketing communications objectives and strategies.
    • Provides/mediates insight to inform the development of all marketing presentations, creative and account analysis

    Fiscal responsibility:
    • Leads in the development of annual and project SOW documents and associated staffing plans
    • Projects Client spending and manage ongoing financial status and associated approvals.
    • Manages client billing projections on a weekly basis.

    Team Management – 50% of time
    Internal
    • Engages in new business activities as needed and represent account management and Agency in new business meetings.
    • Identifies and represents all key stakeholders’ interests.

    Team Leader
    • Establishes a role to mentor and facilitate teachings internally in an effort to strengthen key agency assets – people.
    • Creates dialogue with team to encourage open communications environment
    • Acts as an internal relationship facilitator across multiple disciplines
    • Gets involved in agency development (e.g. training programs, pro-bono work)
    • Provides guidance to team and authors/approves annual performance reviews and ensures these are completed in a timely manner.
    • Provides ongoing guidance and informal progress reviews, identifying areas of improvement.
    • Leads the team in the construction of communications and tactical tasks.
    • Provides training and mentoring for additional team members
    • Interviews potential candidates for the agency across multiple disciplines and departments

  • Appointment Setter for Television Program

    The Programming Coordinator is an integral part of the business development process. Programing Coordinators are responsible for initiating contact with prospective organizations and scheduling an phone appointment with a member of the programming team. The coordinator needs to be flexible, adjusting his/her schedule to accommodate a rapidly changing work environment.
    The Programming Coordinator will support the Associate Producers (hereinafter referred to as “Associate” or “Associates”) and VP’s of Programming (hereinafter referred to as “VP”) of the Programming Department.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Outlook
    • Outstanding internet research skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Fluency in English required
    • 2+ years of outbound, business-to-business cold calling, sales and/or appointment setting experience recommended

    Skills

    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Confident and comfortable on the phone
    • Team Player
    • Well organized and professional at all times
    • Inspires others with enthusiasm and positive energy
    • Demonstrate persistence, overcome obstacles and handle objections
    • Phone Skills
    • Multi-Tasking
    • Customer Focused
    • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Associate Producer

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The Associate Producer is responsible for identifying and securing Leads for potential participation in Company produced programming. The AP will qualify Leads through internet and telephone research, which includes finding required Lead information, including identifying key decision makers and uncovering new brand initiatives. The Associate Producer will be responsible for presenting business opportunities to Leads, including creative concepts and funding requirements. The AP will be an integral part of the entire sales process and will utilize sales methods and techniques as directed by Company management. The Associate Producer is required to meet all defined KPIs as set forth herein, and will report to the Director of Sales Operations. Additional specific duties of an Associate Producer include, but are not limited to:

    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Attend Team Meetings (Performed: Daily) - Participate in morning meetings with executives and team which help foster collaboration and motivation.
    • Conduct Phone Interviews (Performed: Daily) - Conduct a minimum of three (3) phone interviews with decision makers of specific Leads in which a story has been assigned to determine whether or not to continue with the approval process. Upon approval from a senior member of staff, an invitation will be extended to such Lead.
    • Contract Writing (Performed: As Needed) - Arrange a meeting with either the EVP or Director of Programming to write and send out a Contract.
    • Create Storylines (Performed: Daily) - Create story lines for our Participants and/or content partners to integrate their product or service into our programming.
    • Maintain Sales Documentation and IBIS Updates (Performed: Daily) - Responsibility to document each interaction for pipelines that you have been assigned and update IBIS accordingly. This documentation includes, but is not limited to the following: each call attempt, each conversation, each email sent or received, each status change, and each appointment date set.
    • Maintain Sales Quotas (Performed: Daily) - Maintain sales quotas of $150,000 per quarter/$600,000 per year.
    • Research (Performed: Daily) - Conduct both phone and online research to gather key information in preparation for conducting an interview with the potential Leads you were assigned. This research includes, but is not limited to finding the appropriate decision maker, the product or service's competitive advantage, the company's current method of advertising. Leads can be generated from trade shows directories, press releases, retail stores, etc.
    • Sales Marketing Materials (Performed: As Needed) - Once a Lead is interviewed the Associate must send out an informational show marketing packet.
    • Secure Content Partners (Performed: Monthly) - The responsibility to secure a minimum of one (1) Participant per month to become content partners within the editorial calendar, including but not limited to signing an insertion order that commits company to funding their portion of the production to be created.
    • Wish Listing (Performed: Daily) - The Associate will be responsible for submitting a minimum of ten (10) companies and/or brands into IBIS to be cleared for new Leads. This includes doing research to find potential content partners that would be appropriate for our programming.
    • Commission Reports (Performed: As Needed) - Correctly and promptly complete and turn in commission reports upon closing of Contracts to ensure commission payment to Associate and, if necessary, the EA who set the appointment.

  • Programming Coordinator

    JOB SUMMARY:

    As an integral part of the business development process, Programming Coordinators are responsible for initiating contact with prospective organizations and scheduling phone appointments for a member of the Programming team. This position requires heavy phone work and the Programming Coordinator’s success is dependent on meeting daily and weekly KPIs. Program Coordinators are resourceful, resilient, and have the ability to “think on their feet.”

    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Establish a connection with prospective clients via incoming/outgoing telephone calls and emails.
    • Sets appointments and holds individual goals and KPIs.
    • Enters client data into a CRM for all activity
    • Motivates the team to work toward targets by positively promoting a results-driven, sales culture in the team.



    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Minimum 2 years of Sales, Lead Generation, and/or Appointment Setting experience with excellent track record of meeting established KPIs.
    • Proven ability to reach sales goals, meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities and achieve results in a fast-paced and demanding work environment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Fluency in English is required.
    • Ability to gracefully handle pressure without losing focus.
    • Ability to interact with all levels of management and non-management personnel.
    • Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and CRM software. Advanced internet research skills are required.

  • Freelance Assistant Producer

    The fundamental role of a Freelance Assistant Producer is to provide support to full time and freelance staff as needed. Freelance Assistant Producer will be responsible for providing administrative and project support during the production process in studio and on location. The AP understands television and can create content knowledgeably and passionately about a wide range of topics. Knowledge with Adobe Suite and field experience is a plus. The AP’s duties will include, but not limited to, research tele promoter, logging footage, transcribing, assist on location etc.. The AP should be solution oriented and always ready to help the Producer and Supervising Producer.
    RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

    • Support production staff with the coordination, creation, scheduling and distribution of all assigned projects.
    • Assist with general administrative duties including schedules, screening tapes, finding still images, etc.
    • Screen, log, transcribe and clip footage for projects.
    • Assist in studio and on-location productions, securing releases, etc.
    •Log and archive video and associated data for future use
    •Assist with logging and screening of field footage for the series to prepare for post.
    • Ensure all video and graphic assets are coordinated and filed for use in post.
    • Maintain department asset library; assist in preparation for shoots, including shipping materials.
    • Research and disseminate ideas for project-related topics and elements.
    •Accountable for strict adherence to established department procedures.
    •Prep media for post production or content into IBIS.
    •Assist with travel and lodging arrangement for crews and talent as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    •Excellent communication and organization skills.
    •Must be highly organized, able to multi-task efficiently and proactively coordinate the demanding work load of the production team.
    • Some experience in television or a post production environment.
    •Basic editing experience a plus.
    •Knowledge of various video formats and the ability to work in an edit environment.

  • Freelance Digital Producer/Editor


    Brandstar Studios is looking for an experienced Freelance Digital Producer / Editor to join the team in Deerfield Beach! This role is ideal for social media content creators and comes with the opportunity to work on a broad spectrum of topics from home improvement to health. Please submit samples of work to be considered, social video is required as it is the focus of this role.

    The Freelance Digital Producer / Editor will take original programing related topics and create digital and social video content.

    H/She will develop creative digital concepts and seamlessly execute them into compelling digital content experiences to be shared across social media. This role is hands-on and includes shooting and editing (Premiere Pro). A passion for all aspects of digital entertainment is essential.

    Acts as lead producer on projects, as assigned by the Creative Director. Creates / develops and produces digital and social spin off content for multiple National TV Shows (including hands-on producing, budgeting, scripting, production team management, rights & clearances and post-production supervision).

    Produces high quality video with a mix of footage, text, graphics, photos, animations, emojis and everything in-between. Works together with the CD to conceive, develop and execute compelling digital and social media campaigns (from pitch to final product). Monitors the latest trends in video and social media.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • Candidate must have at least 4-5 years of experience in digital content development and production
    • A deep understanding of creating video for digital platforms and story-telling for social platforms, including Instagram, Instagram Stories, Facebook, Snapchat and others
    • Ability to bring all types of video ideas to fruition
    • Must have demonstrated experience with vertical video production
    • A self-motivated all-rounder; confident shooting for broadcast, directing talent, researching and writing scripts
    • Creative thinker – enjoys generating innovative ideas and solutions, devising new and exciting ways to engage audiences
    • Experience in live streaming and event production
    • Extensive knowledge of the technical areas of production, including cameras and edit systems
    • The ability to take on assignments/projects and follow through until completion is critical
    • A calm and diplomatic approach to working with multiple cultures and personalities, particularly in times of stress
    • BA required.
    • Job Type: Freelance
    • Video Editing: 4 years
    • Required work authorization: United States

  • Freelance Editor

    JOB SUMMARY:

    BrandStar is looking for a freelance Editor to work on short term contracts for post-production. The Editors role is to transform raw footage filmed on the set/field for television shows into a polished final product for broadcast. The ideal candidate has experience working as a Pre-editor, is creative and can mix video footage with music, sound effects, audio, and special effects. The editor will be expected to take the raw footage from the narration, interviews, reenactments and stock footage and effectively edit them into a creative story that showcases participant brands. The editor organizes and creates video projects which follow a script, story, or concept, and further evolves those assets as necessary to engage, entertain, or inform viewership. They are responsible for the majority of the post-production process, and their editorial decisions determine how the story is told, ultimately molding the audience's experience. In addition, editor may be called on to help ideate in the pre-production stage of a program in order to help develop and execute vision for a particular segment or show. The Editor will be responsible for finalizing and proof reading the final edit.

    Editors require creativity, the ability to work well with others and organizational skills. The editor must have computer-savvy and extensive knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. Moreover, he/she must be able to adapt to rapidly changing technology. Successful TV editors also need a vivid imagination, artistic eye, and creative mindset. Oftentimes raw footage is of poor quality but necessary to the final product and a successful TV editor must be resourceful enough to rescue it. A solid understanding of storytelling techniques, good communication skills, and the ability to work well under deadlines are also necessities.

    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Enhances editorial department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
    • The fundamental role of a Temporary Contractor/ Consultant is to provide support to full time and freelance staff as needed.
    • Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
    • Organize, log and sync video footage.
    • Trim footage segments and put together the sequence of film.
    • Input music, dialogue, graphics and effects.
    • Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running.
    • Perform color correction and other image enhancements.
    • Mix audio tracks.
    • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry best practices to maximize efficiency.
    • Keep up to date on all BrandStar used hardware and software toolsets.


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    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • 3 plus years of proven work experience in video editing.
    • Experience using protocols a plus.
    • Solid experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.
    • Must be an exceptional project manager.
    • Effective communicator organized and detail oriented.
    • Highly collaborative and adaptable.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.




  • Freelance Producer/Director

    JOB SUMMARY:

    BrandStar is looking for a freelance Producer/ Director with strong writing and storytelling skills to work on short term contracts. The producer/director understands television and can create content knowledgeably and passionately about a wide range of topics. The producer will write original, compelling stories and can take an idea from inception to execution. The ideal candidate will have previous experience as branded content producer for linear and non-linear digital entertainment properties and understand how to create content that is highly engaging, shareable and original.

    OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work closely with Project Managers to drive the creative ideation based on clients branding profile.
    • Assist/lead selected projects through all phases of production including creative development, pre-production, production/shooting, post-production, finishing/delivery.
    • Serve as the in-house branded content expert, supporting how BrandStar thinks about, conceives, produces and assesses content and to help participants deliver it to consumers and influencers across all channels.
    • Cast and manage show talent as needed.
    • Responsible for building and understanding budgets with the production management team.
    • Generate new ideas in broadcast formats of brand and content integration.
    • Dedicated to providing innovative experiences to our clients.
    • Work with project manager, and scheduling manager to assure consistent and timely delivery of programming and digital content as required by the programming schedule.
    • Suggest ways to improve, modify or evolve all components of the show, show production, social penetration, host development and audience experience.
    • Effectively communicate ongoing project status to production team and project managers.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENT
    • Equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism & Communication
    • 4+ years of Production/Post Production and experience running shows, from pre-production to delivery
    • Proficient in editing; experience with Adobe Premiere Pro a plus.
    • Experience operating camera a plus
    • A self-starter with strong execution and follow up skills.
    • Must have strong written/verbal communication skills, able to think creatively, and juggle multiple deadlines and priorities.

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