Executive Producer

Mills James has a new opportunity for an Executive Producer with a strong background in commercial production and at least five years of experience. Our ideal candidate has a thorough knowledge of pre-production, production, and post-production. This role will be in direct communication with clients. The Executive Producer will need to be a creative thinker who can pitch ideas to clients to win new work.

The Executive Producer will supervise and direct a team of video professionals. This is a critical position that will need to offer after-hours access to clients. Not every week will be demanding, but this role will need to be available to clients with emergencies when the time calls. This role will manage video, audio, and design requests. The knowledge and ability to own a commercial project from start to finish is a must.

This full-time position is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and other duties that may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Account Management | Client Relations

Extensive client account management
Check-in with clients regularly to ensure the team is delivering
Become the single point of contact for the client
Oversee content creation for consistency
Provide creative direction to the team

Hands-On Production

Producer | Director
Work closely with content creators, editors, and graphic designers
Develop concepts, visual layouts, maintain brand consistency and standards
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Manage the creative process from start to finish
Possess technical skills that are involved in the creative process


Create capabilities presentations and proposals with the internal team
Pitch ideas and proposals to current and prospective clients
Establish project deadlines and content goals
Create and manage budgets
Oversee all budgets to maintain profitability


Understand the COVID process dictated by SAG
Understand the ins and outs of SAG commercial shoots

Managerial Duties

Supervise a cross-functional team of producers, editors, and graphic designers
Prioritize work
Manage team performance review and development plan on an annual basis
Manage team schedules
Exceptional planning and organizational skills
Hire and train staff



Listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or and at least five years of experience working with commercial clients, and must supply samples highlighting examples of commercial production
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of pre-pro, production, and post-production
  • Ability to work with a production team on innovative approaches to capture stories
  • A background as a DP or Editor is preferred; we’re looking for someone with hands-on experience before becoming a Producer | Director
  • Ability to create production budgets and proposals based on client briefs
  • Understanding of brand work and how to turn client creative briefs into executable content
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced corporate environment, proactive, and can work on tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Experience and ability to effectively supervise a designated production team
  • Must treat deadlines with a sense of urgency, work well under pressure, and have a high degree of adaptability
  • Valid driver license required; US Passport may be required


All applicants will be required to consent to a background check before employment.

Benefits — Mills James offers a comprehensive benefits package for this full-time opportunity, including health, dental and vision care, 401(k), and Roth 401(k).

Mills James, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer — All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Your Right to Work — In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.