Trip Development Coordinator','FNG0006829','Americas-US-IL-Chicago','!*!The Trip Development Coordinator supports the Trip Development team. This team is responsible for developing new group Expeditions and new Private Expeditions for National Geographic Expeditions.Responsibilities Trip Development Support: Support a team of Trip Development Manager(s) and Senior Manager(s) with aspects of the development process. Research NGS/NGM databases to identify NG content, research other tour operators and compile information into a competitive analysis, write day-by-day itineraries using standard templates, create budgets using templates, draft contracts and tour addendums using templates. Support Trip Development team with other projects/tasks as needed.Draft proposals/itineraries and compile competitive analysis informationSales/Marketing Support: Create sales training materials and resources for programs that are accepted.Sales training materials for call center staff.Database and Resource Management: Enter and maintain accurate trip and supplier information into our database. Update templates and procedures as needed, and keep trip development resources up to date and organized.Accurate information for efficient operations. ','!*!B.A. degree and 1-2 years of related experience and/or training. Background in trip development, event planning, logistics, and international travel experience is a plus.Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should also have the ability to clearly and effectively correspond with suppliers overseas where English is likely not their first language. Foreign language skills are a plus.Proficient in Excel for program budgeting. Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems, find creative solutions to challenging situations and present complicated information in a clear and simple manner.Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Office, Excel, PowerPoint and common Internet browsers and applications. A background using QuickBase or other databases or CRM software is a plus.The candidate must be highly organized, able to multitask,and develop several proposals at the same time, across multiple destinations. Attention to detail is critical. Unwavering accuracy, excellent and systematic organizational skills and flawless attention to detail is necessary. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. The candidate must be willing to lend a hand with any urgent task that may arise. A willingness to be involved in every aspect of the trip development process is important.Division DescriptionNational Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, 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 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million 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. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google , YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.','Trip Development Coordinator']);
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