Experienced Production Manager - 2D Animated Series for Warner Bros.

Production · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Production
Employment Type Contract 40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lighthouse Studios is currently seeking a talented and experienced Production Manager to work on an exciting new show "Little Ellen" for Warner Bros.! The 2D-animated series Little Ellen finds the talk-show host exploring imaginary lands, making new friends, making mistakes and will include musical numbers as well.


As a Production Manager you will join our international crew working in a fast paced and vibrant environment while based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny.  You will join the existing Production team and contribute to the animation process. We look forward to working with you!

Why you should work here

Working at Lighthouse means that you are dedicated to our shared cause of producing animated content of the highest possible quality for a global audience. This means that you can rest assured that the projects you work on at Lighthouse will be ones that you can be truly proud of.

Working at Lighthouse will give you the opportunity to not only learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, but also discover new cultures and new ways of working. In addition to learning from your colleagues, you also have the opportunity to partake in our in-house learning and development programme, so you can be sure that your time at Lighthouse will be beneficial for you not only now but for years to come.

Of course, we also have many other benefits such as a pension plan, employee assistance programme, health and wellness benefits, regular crew parties and much more!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consult on the creation of the master production schedule  and budget
  • Manage the production schedule to ensure the production is delivered to our partners on time and on budget
  • Communicate clearly and regularly to Line Producer and Supervising Technical and Creative  Leads on the production status
  • Foreplan and Troubleshoot any scheduling or staffing issues
  • Create & distribute weekly production reports to Studio Management and Partners
  • Supervise and delegate responsibilities to the assigned departments' Supervisors, Coordinators and Assistants
  • Set quotas for the different departments; Background, Layout, Animation, etc.
  • Manage artists quotas and deadlines
  • Manage approvals and deliveries to clients and broadcasters
  • Supervise and motivate the production team highlighting any concerns to HR
  • Set up and manage the relevant production database tracking and make sure database standards are met by all crew
  • Attend all pertinent studio meetings


This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related tasks that are requested of you.


Key requirements:

  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent communication
  • Ability to juggle tasks and operate in a constantly changing environment
  • Trouble shoot and foresee issues in the production ahead of time
  • Experience in Toon Boom software
  • 2+ years working as a Production Manager
  • English to a reasonably high standard

About Lighthouse Studios

Lighthouse Studios first burst on to the animation scene in 2017 with one promise – to always deliver the highest possible quality in visual storytelling. Since then, we have been making good on that promise, working with the likes of content giants Amazon, Netflix and Cinesite to produce world-class 2D animations for audiences across the globe.

Based in the neo-gothic Kieran’s College in medieval Kilkenny, our studio is a real melting pot of different talents, cultures and personalities. With over 150 crew members from around the world all driven towards the same goal, our creative projects are always hugely ambitious and yet fun to work on.

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  • Location
    Kilkenny , n/a
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience