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Line Producer (National Geographic)

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10013118 Location New York, New York, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Dec. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

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

National Geographic is looking for a Line Producer to manage and supervise factual, character-led, natural history, and/or unscripted programming produced by third party production companies for linear and SVOD platforms. As Line Producer, you will work closely with Development and Production Executives and their teams to achieve the 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 productions averaging over 125 hours of factual, character led, natural history, and/or unscripted programming produced by third party production companies for linear and SVOD platforms. Review budgets and schedules, process and track project payments, review cost reports and oversee deliverables management.
  • Collaborate with Development and Production Executives and their teams to achieve the highest production value and editorial quality while ensuring productions are delivering on budget and on schedule.
  • Collaborate with various NG and Disney departments, including Business Affairs, Legal, Operations, Marketing, Communications, and Production Safety & Security.
  • Ensure linear and SVOD platforms production and technical requirements are met and manage plus troubleshoot production issues as they arise including risk management, background checks, insurance, rights and release issues, compliance etc.
  • Ensure that productions are delivering in accordance with linear and SVOD standards.
  • Liaise with Finance on all financial related aspects of projects, including cash flows, pay schedule, production company on-boarding.
  • Provide daily supervision, management, and development of Unit Manager, and partner with all assigned productions from greenlight through final payment.
  • Execute annual performance reviews and any HR related needs.
  • Staff management.
  • Develop production partnership and to understand allocation of production funds.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key production vendors to create cost and workflow efficiencies that could benefit productions on all platforms.
  • Develop beneficial relationships in the production marketplace.
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives of Production Management department, as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of production experience in the unscripted and documentary market focusing on high investment, character led, and/or natural history series.  
  • Prior experience working at a Network or SVOD platform and/or with Network or SVOD deliverables preferred. 
  • Over 200 hours of field experience in unscripted and documentary 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 environment with tight deadlines. 

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.



About 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.

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 National Geographic, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

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