Production Coordinator

Job Number: R10009796
Brand: National Geographic
Job Type: Production
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Job Posting Date: November 5, 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

The Production Coordinator will be responsible for administrative and coordinating duties for NGC’s Production Management department. This position supports the Director and Production Management to ensure accurate project tracking, clear communication, and efficient work processes. 

Responsibilities:

Support Network Production Management department.

  • Coordinate, schedule and collate materials for all meetings which include Production Management and key internal & external workgroups.
  • Provide/run technical support during meetings and take notes of action points.
  • Coordinate travel and reconcile T&E against Departmental budget.
  • Create and/or amend reports generated out of internal systems (Pitch and VPS).
  • Source/print treatments, budgets, and schedules for review.
  • Special projects, as requested, including but not limited to ordering premiums, mailing items to clients etc.
  • Enter and/or update information captured in office databases.
  • Maintain Coordinator workflow process and handbook.
  • Provide administrative support for production manuals and documents.
  • Generate weekly, monthly Production and Production Management reports including workload reports.

Collaborate with Director, Production Management & Line Producers re: Strategic Initiatives

  • Create/revise workflows to improve efficiencies with key internal workgroups etc. regarding Production Management’s day to day workflow.
  • Maintain/update Production Management workflow documents.

Collaborate with Director, Production Management & Line Producers re: Strategic Initiatives

  • Create/revise workflows to improve efficiencies with key internal workgroups etc. regarding Production Management’s day to day workflow.
  • Maintain/update Production Management workflow documents.

Special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • Prefer at least one (1) year of unscripted production or related administrative support experience. 
  • Office skills and professional demeanor required.  Familiarity with production and post-production process, a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, anticipate and solve problems, work with spreadsheets and databases and exhibit strong analytical skills.
  • Must have a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and a high aptitude for learning new software and databases.
  • Candidate must be well organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work in a deadline-oriented environment, juggle multiple assignments, anticipate and solve problems, and manage rapidly shifting priorities.

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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