Coordinator, Production (R10002587)
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
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. JOB DESCRIPTION
The Production Department Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative and coordinator support to NGC's DC Production unit. This position supports department executives to ensure accurate project tracking, clear communication, and efficient work processes. Responsibilities include admin work for the Production team, tracking projects in their various stages of production, distributing reports, and running meetings between offices.
Execute administrative responsibilities for the DC Production Team including the VP of Production, VP of Specials as needed and Executive Producers. Organize travel logistics, coordinate conference calls and meetings, create and submit expenses, maintain multiple calendars and schedules. Prepare written and visual presentations for executives and have the ability to quickly adjust priorities to provide critical materials in a timely, accurate and creative manner. Constantly strive to improve overall workflow processes within the team.
Screen various cuts of shows that come in on a daily and weekly basis. Consolidate materials of high-profile shows for upfronts, board presentations, and various screenings. Work closely with the Production Services Department on special projects. Serve as a production assistant for local shoots as assigned. Assist staff at local conferences, events, and screenings such as Realscreen.
Coordinate all production department meetings, both internally and with outside production companies. Organize and distribute agendas and reports for these meetings. Work with New York and London Offices for set up and to ensure everything runs smoothly. Liaise with other departments and production companies to make sure they have the materials they need to support our programs.
Generate and distribute Project Notification Forms (PNFs) and enter show information into VPS and Filemaker Pro databases. Assist with completing the weekly priorities report. Keep all documents, reports, and databases up to date with weekly changes.
Serve as a resource for department IT related issues. Provide training and initial set up for new employees, temps, and interns.
Additional skills that benefit the team and the department: proficient in Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with FinalCut Pro or other editing software, and Photoshop, a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills and professional demeanor. Incredibly task and deadline oriented and able to juggle multiple pressing assignments simultaneously. Knowledge of production and post production process, and able to make editorial suggestions that improve quality of programming. Creative, unflappable under pressure, and has a whatever it takes attitude.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of one year specific in a TV environment preferred. Familiarity with production and post-production.
Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Must have strong analytical skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and work nimbly within spreadsheets and databases.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Explorer are needed. Knowledgeable on Final Cut Pro or other editing software.
Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining effective business relationships is necessary. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are required. The ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities and daily time constraints is required.
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.
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE SIMPSONS and SLEEPY HOLLOW. The network ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight of the past 10 seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news. “Like” FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV.