3Q DIGITAL Associate Director of Video Production Salary in the United States

How much does an Associate Director of Video Production make at companies like 3Q DIGITAL in the United States? The average salary for Associate Director of Video Production at companies like 3Q DIGITAL in the United States is $219,360 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $191,094 and $247,625. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does an Associate Director of Video Production do at companies like 3Q DIGITAL?

3Q Digital is leading the disruption of the growth marketing industry by turning our clients into market leaders and household names across the B2C, B2B, ecommerce, and FinTech verticals. We’re independent and values-driven, and the way we work reflects our Silicon Valley roots: we're relentless, curious, and accept no limits in driving growth for our clients and each other.

We offer full marketing services including SEM, SEO, social advertising, display, mobile, analytics, CRO, creative, and business strategy. We build and execute strategies to enable clients and our own internal teams to capitalize on opportunities, break through barriers to growth, and lead our respective fields.

We are committed to building and sustaining an environment where everyone feels psychologically safe and valued. We seek frequent, open feedback from our team and we offer company-wide training and regular, open discussions on diversity, equity, inclusion and other social issues.

About You

As the Associate Director of Video Production,  you will be responsible for overseeing the growth, strategy, and execution of custom live action production projects from inception through to completion. This includes identifying project scope, clarifying deliverables, anticipating internal, external, and client needs, understanding timelines, and managing vendor, client, and internal communications.

You will be managing a team of internal and external Producers, and partnering with the Associate Creative Directors, as well as the Program Managers and PMs on the team. The Associate Director of Video Production reports directly to the Executive Creative Director.

As the Associate Director of Video Production, you are a standout mentor and coach. You know how to motivate and inspire, but also give tough feedback and help course correct. You expect the very best from your team. You thrive at passing on your knowledge and helping them grow with honesty, kindness, and respect. You have phenomenal communication skills and love to evangelize your thinking both internally and to the clients. You are an invaluable partner to your clients and a fearless leader to your team. You instinctively know when to stand up for what you know is the right approach, and you always have your team’s back. You are the one they turn to to help guide producing. You are the one they turn to to make the final call. You are the one they turn to to help solve intricate and challenging problems. 

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the production of high-quality live action video campaigns to support growth objectives as specified in creative briefs 
  • Development of the 3Q live action production process: from scoping, bidding, awarding, and executing best in class content, to project wrap details (billing, invoicing, and organization of legal documents)
  • Acting as liaison for Creative Strategy, Creative Services, Client Contacts, Legal Counsel, Business Affairs and external vendors
  • Management of a team of Producers and accountable for continuing the development and application of a scalable staffing model designed to meet evolving business needs
  • Ensure compliance with Company and Client practices by sourcing diverse, equitable, and inclusive vendors, crew, and talent

 You’ll need to have:

  • 5+ years’ experience in development and/or production, with a proven track record of creating high-quality digital content
  • 3 years’ experience as a Senior Producer or similar, managing a creative staff and large teams including creatives, crew, producers, talent, and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong network of industry contacts and vendor relationships, including writers, directors, producers, DP’s, shooters, editors, and post personnel
  • Deep working knowledge of the full production process: scoping, timelines, onboarding vendors, pre-production and post-production management through to final client approval
  • Experience working with digital creative and social media creative
  • Great communication, organizational, and project/time management skills
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • The ability to prioritize and consistently handle multiple tasks across multiple clients and teams
  • Flexibility when it comes to changing priorities, while still meeting deadlines
  • Strong critical thinking skills that equip you to provide solutions and not just flag problems
  • Attention to detail, while simultaneously seeing the bigger picture
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Flexibility in schedule and willing to work weekends, as well as travel on-location, when necessary


Additional things that will impress us:

  • Experience working with remote production protocol and/or shooting outside of the US
  • Experience solving problems with challenging schedules, comfort with agile/nimble production
  • Experience with Business Affairs 

Proficiency in the following programs/tools:

  • Proven Slack experience
  • Expertise in Google Suite (Slides, Sheets, Docs)
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Asana Software (not required but a plus)
  • Harvest Software (not required but a plus)
  • Smartsheet (not required but a plus)


About Us

3Q’s unique culture is developed and nurtured by our fantastic people and our core values:

Be Inclusive.We value everyone’s ideas and opinions and commit to building a psychologically safe environment to foster them. Our hiring, communications, and promotions practices reflect our belief that diverse perspectives and equitable and inclusive practices continue to push us and our clients to find new ways to lead.

Act for the Greater Good.We lead with empathy and teamwork. During good times and bad, we are committed to supporting each other, our clients, and our communities.

Own It.We are accountable: to ourselves, to our teams, to our clients. We are proactive, we communicate clearly, and we follow through.

Accept No Limits.We are intellectually curious and resourceful. We constantly challenge the status quo to find or develop innovations that drive breakthrough opportunities for our teams and our clients.

We are a collaborative, open-door, best-idea-wins environment that fosters personal and company growth and has fun doing it. We promote work/life balance and encourage constant learning by offering unparalleled training, mentorship, and development for career progression. And perhaps the best, most fundamental part of our culture: authenticity.

  • AdAge Best Places to Work 2020 and 2021
  • One of Inc.’s Best Places to Work in 2019
  • Winner of the 2019 US Search Diversity, Inclusion and Equality Award
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Full benefits including health, dental, vision, a 401K plan and company match, and paid parental leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Flexible work-from-home policy
  • Volunteer opportunities, team retreats, and lunch seminars

3Q Digital is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to evaluating all qualified candidates regardless of gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Furthermore, we believe optimal results come from operating a meritocracy built upon diversity of thought and background and absolutely devoid of discrimination and hate speech. We do everything in our power, including strict adherence to an anti-harassment policy, to make 3Q an inclusive, psychologically safe organization whose employees feel comfortable respectfully sharing their thoughts with each other and our leadership. Our training and mentorship programs help make sure all employees have an equal opportunity to grow and excel.

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