Coordinator, Global Programming

Job Number: R10002328
Brand: National Geographic
Job Type: Administrative, Content Programming
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Job Posting Date: May 4, 2018
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National Geographic

The National Geographic Channels form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society’s mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone.


The Global Programming Coordinator serves as the central contact for all programming updates as related to international.  This position acts as a conduit, facilitating the flow of information between regional schedulers and US/London-based programming teams.  The key responsibilities of this position include regional communication, database management, program planning and some departmental/executive support. 


  • Regional Communication.
  • Database Management -create program records and update as needed. 
  • Program Planning --stay abreast of regional/local program strategy and keep regions aware of US plans.
  • Operations -identify issues with delivery or other pipeline issues.
  • Editorial / Screening -build familiarity with programming and provide context when making suggestions on how to schedule or categorize shows.
  • Departmental & Executive Support. -provides general administrative support and assist with visiting VIP's.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years Television or Programming experience.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills demonstrated through professional interactions with other departments and all levels.  Must possess cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity. 
  • Detail-oriented, multi-tasker who is efficient and resourceful.  Strong organizational skills including time management in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent database management and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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