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Studio Manager 

About the Organization 2ND ADVENTURE GROUP (2AG) - Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply,, Big Springs

At 2nd Adventure Group, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

2AG brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures. We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do. Our companies include:

• BROWNELLS - the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.
• CROW SHOOTING SUPPLY - our national wholesale distributor of firearms, ammunition reloading components and shooting accessories. We proudly serve retail gun shops, major sporting goods stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and government agencies.
• AR15.COM - the world's largest online firearm community, proud to be the gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types.
• BIG SPRINGS SHOOTING COMPLEX - our premier shooting/hunting facility for law enforcement agencies, shooting clubs/camps, youth groups, private citizens, and 2AG EMPLOYEES!

• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation

Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

Do you wish you could combine your skills and experiences creating world-class digital video content with your passion for adventure, commitment to the 2nd Amendment, and love of the outdoors? Are you looking for a leadership position with autonomy and the ability to influence and create industry-leading content using a state-of-the-art photo/video studio? If you have a strong desire to produce digital content that inspires, educates, and helps us outfit our customers for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures, all while working for a family-owned, growth-minded company just outside the Des Moines metro areaAPPLY NOW! As Studio Manager at Brownells, you will lead our photo/video team in all production operations for hundreds of projects each year, both in Iowa and on location around the country. You will play a critical role in telling our story and in strengthening brand awareness and engagement.

Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully-vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • At cost employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!

What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide onsite direction and leadership for all photo/video production operations (both in studio and on location); lead team efforts from conception to execution and delivery, ensuring product quality and strategic alignment
  • Establish and maintain production schedules, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the business objectives behind each project
  • Manage team of in-house videographers, photographers, subject matter experts, as well as freelancers, providing guidance, training and performance reviews as needed
  • Serve as the organizations point of contact for all internal and external photo/video production requests; help determine the best category, style, and method for creating the most effective product to suit their needs
  • Work closely with Marketing, E-Commerce, Merchandising, and Creative Services to ensure all photography and video meet styling guidelines and support organizational priorities/objectives
  • Develop processes with other teams to ensure consistency of product, availability, scheduling, and a clear strategy for launching new videos
  • Conceive and develop storyboards and scripts with subject matter experts for all video projects
  • Maintain an organizational system for photo/video equipment, props, and studio sets
  • Coordinate troubleshooting and repairs for photo/video equipment as needed

What You Will Need

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • Ideally 8+ years of experience creating digital video content
  • Ideally 2+ years in a leadership role, managing a team of 3 or more
  • Bachelor's degree in Film/Video, Communications, or similar media-driven field preferred
  • Experience managing studio workflows including prioritization, planning and task delegation under tight deadlines
  • Proven success in forecasting, budgeting, and managing resources for photo/video operations

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent administrative, organizational, logistical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to effectively interact with all levels of the organization and communicate information in a clear, timely, and thoughtful manner
  • Ability to give and receive creative feedback in a small team environment
  • Strong storytelling narrative skills in video and digital media space
  • Advanced knowledge of lighting and audio/video equipment, color correction, and editing using Adobe products such as Premier, After Effects, and Photoshop
  • Ability to create a mutually supportive work environment and culture where people can produce their best work
  • Firearms/industry product knowledge preferred

Physical Demands

Medium work. Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time, with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Physical Hazards Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics
  • Driving

Where Youll Be Located

Montezuma, Iowa

Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Shooting Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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