Line Producer

Job Number: R10009779
Brand: National Geographic
Job Type: Production
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Job Posting Date: November 4, 2019
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Manage and supervise factual, character-led and unscripted programming produced by third party production companies for National Geographic Channels and its various platforms. Work closely with Development and Production teams and Executives to achieve highest production value and editorial quality while ensuring productions are delivering on budget and on schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management and supervision of approximately 30-40 ongoing production projects averaging over 125 hours of channel content factual, character led and unscripted programming produced by third party production companies for National Geographic Channels and its various platforms. Review budgets and schedules, process and track project payments, review cost reports and oversee deliverables management. In collaborations with Development, Production teams and Executives, aims to achieve highest production value and editorial quality while ensuring productions are delivering on budget and on schedule.
  • Ensure Network’s production and technical requirements are met and manage and troubleshoot production issues as they arise including risk management, background checks, insurance, rights and release issues, compliance etc. Helps ensure that productions are delivering in accordance with network standards.
  • Provide daily supervision, management and development for Unit Manager, and partner with for all assigned productions from greenlight through final payment. Execute performance reviews and any HR related needs. Staff management
  • Foster strong working relationships with production companies and as budgets allow, conduct on site vendor visits to evaluate company capacity, systems and better understand how budgets are being spent. Production partnership and confirming allocation of production funds.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key production vendors to create cost and workflow efficiencies that could benefit network productions. Development of internal resources and beneficial relationships in the production marketplace.
  • Contribute to Production Management department projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • At least 8 years of production experience in the documentary, reality and/or scripted entertainment market focusing on character driven series.
  • Prior experience working at a Network and/or with Network deliverables preferred. 
  • Over 200 hours of field experience in reality programming preferred.
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be proficient with MS software applications and adapt quickly to learning new technology, software and systems for internal company use.
  • A self-starter with the ability to prioritize among multiple concurrent projects. 
  • Strong knowledge of production logistics and workflow, industry technology, rights issues, and current industry standard practices. 
  • Experience in overseeing and creating budgets and schedules.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced customer service-oriented network environment. 

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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