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Assistant, Comedy Development (20th Television)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10002363 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business ABC Date posted Jul. 06, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

20th Television is seeking an Assistant to a VP and an Executive Director in comedy development. As an Assistant, you will be responsible for administrative and other supportive tasks. The ideal candidate for this role is proactive, organized, efficient, and capable of achieving amazing results in a very fast-paced and constantly changing environment.


  • Handle complex scheduling responsibilities, with exceptional attention to the details of calendar management in a fast-paced environment
  • Watch cuts and read incoming scripts to write loglines and share notes
  • Make travel arrangements and prepare itineraries
  • Prepare and manage expense reports
  • Coordinate meetings with 50+ attendees: prepare agendas, secure and plan space, facilitate content development, follow up as appropriate
  • Attend meetings, take notes and track action items
  • Be familiar with all internal department points of contact, as well as their counterparts at the Network or Streamer
  • Discreetly handle confidential and sensitive information

Basic Qualifications

  • 1+ years of previous administrative assistant experience at a studio, network, production company, agency or management company
  • Strong passion for a career in comedy development, and a desire for a career in TV
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail while handling multiple simultaneous projects under deadline pressure
  • Consume comedy programming and understands the comedy landscape
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – collaboration skills are essential
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude, nothing is too large or too small and the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Capacity to engage professionally with associates and managers at every level
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Google Docs/Spreadsheets
  • Ability to problem solve and a relentless pursuit of better ways

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of scripted development experience
  • Historical knowledge of, and passion for, media, film and television
  • Experience with entertainment industry professionals both in front of and behind the camera

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

About ABC:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business we call ABC.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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