Production Director

$55k starting + Premium Benefits


Applicant must be local to Bloomington/Normal Illinois, or consider moving to the area for the position. This is not a remote position. We can not accommodate work visas.

Who We Are

Creative Sites Media, Inc. (CSM) is a team of highly skilled, creative, midwest-based developers, production designers and engineers who are passionate about innovative technology and live event production.

CSM consists of 2 arms. Our left arm does web and mobile application development. We currently have a top-level position open for the leading of our right arm, video and event production.

About the Position

First and foremost, this role is a leadership position. This person will be responsible for business development in the realm of video and live event production. Business networking and strategy will be a primary responsibility, and applicants with formal business administration training will be considered over other applicants. This indivisible must exude the following characteristics:

  • Leadership & ability to train others
  • Confidence
  • Directorship
  • Strategic business networking
  • Likeable
  • Agile characteristics
    • Value/passion-driven
    • Adaptive/ability to pivot
    • Quick to fail / learn / try again
    • Innovative / push to try new things
    • Multi-level planning and strategy / contingency planning

Second, this individual must be passionate about production, including:

  • Staging & production design
  • Lighting design
  • Video development
  • Stage effect technology
  • Audio design and live professional sound production
  • Visual design
  • LED video wall technology
  • Production logistics

Required Technical Skills

This role requires the following technical proficiencies:

  • Adobe Suite
    • Premiere**
    • After Effects**
    • Photoshop
  • **Advanced video editing and sequencing workflows
  • Advanced camera and lens use
  • Video set and stage lighting
  • Video codec and rendering strategy
  • Live event (broadcast) camera and source switching workflow
  • Applicational understanding of gensync and latency
  • Professional audio mixing / large scale sound reinforcement
  • Basic gaffer knowledge / power distribution / signal workflow / cable management
  • Live streaming

Expected Experience

  • Work on professional video and/or photo shoots
  • Team leading
  • Live event camera operation
  • Live event control room switching
  • Professional audio mixing

Preferential Experience

Note: Not required, but applicants will be preferably considered.

  • Business management
  • Business degree
  • Video demo / roll
  • Video wall operation
  • Professional grip experience/li>
  • Musicians
  • Event management
  • Production directing
  • Formal video production training / education

Role Experience

  • Travel / event productions are typically in-state, central Illinois
  • Some nights and weekends, depending on event & shoot scheduling
  • Some overtime / time off for nights and weekends will be balanced or compensated
  • Minimum 40 hours logged per week
  • General in-studio hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 30 min lunch


  • $55k starting salary / 40 hours per week + overtime
  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Benefits package:
    • Premium health insurance (BCBS)
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Life insurance
    • 401k
    • Short-term disability coverage
    • Long-term disability coverage
  • Relaxed work culture
  • Creative agile work environment
  • Bonus and fast-track promotion opportunities


To apply for this position:

  • Write a cover letter (must be PDF), addressing the above proficiency and experience expectations in detail.
  • If applicable, provide links to samples of work (video, photos, etc…)
  • Provide a formal resume (must be PDF), including:
    • Formal education (post high-school)
    • Past employment history
    • Work & project experience
  • Provide contact information for 2 references. References must be individuals supporting your work history and experience working in the field of video and event production.

Email the above information to cover letter can be the body of your email.

Considered applicants will be required to meet for an in-person interview.