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Associate Producer, Talent Relations

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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

The Associate Producer, Talent Relations assists in the production of client-branded-content photography and National Geographic Photographer-related advertising sales campaigns, which involve supporting multiple production shoots and photo assignments across the globe. Under direction from Senior Manager, guide projects and support the other producers on projects from job award, day to day production, attend shoots as prioritized by manager, and complete job wrap through to deliverables receipt and archiving. Support the Talent Relations team with research and tracking photographer’s personal and Nat Geo work and maintaining reports on projects and managing the team’s billing. Support the Talent Relations team with Diversity and Inclusion efforts by recommending diverse and appropriate Photography Talent assignments across Nat Geo Partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with National Geographic Photographers; experience interacting with high level industry leaders both through proactive outreach and a continued cadence of communication.
  • Grow and maintain company ties with important or new editorially assigned National Geographic photographers.
  • Handle production tasks such as building out production schedules, tracking shoot dates, delivery dates and facilitate assets for internal teams; be on call for day to day production communication.
  • Ensures best practice and smooth job management and proper asset archiving.
  • Attend (in person or remote) production shoots to advocate for talent, support their location needs as prioritized by manager.
  • Gives talent a guide during on-camera shoots or photo productions that require a buffer from clients on set.
  • Input, track and oversee billing for photography related shoots and licenses; organize project notes across the team’s producers and maintain annual reports.
  • Execute timely payments to ensure a positive experience for talent.
  • Work closely with the producer on the team and represent the team to other production departments.
  • Ensure that Talent Relations is viewed as source of photography production expertise.
  • Manage photographer requests in Talent1 Database, inventorying and prioritizing requests for team.
  • Provides excellent customer service to our global requestors.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree with 4 years of work experience.
  • Apple OS, Adobe Creative Suite/Bridge, Salesforce.
  • Possess working knowledge of photography and video formats and best practices.
  • Possess working knowledge of model, property releases, insurance and permitting processes.
  • Working knowledge of photography contracts.
  • Possess working knowledge of photography usage rights and valuation; some experience negotiating rates.
  • Possess working knowledge of best-practices in field production and 'live' talent management.
  • Familiarity with branded content; ability to discern and communicate the difference between commercial and editorial standards to talent.
  • Familiarity with social media and photography platforms.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects at different stages. Calm under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Ability to self-start, self-manage, and meet multiple deadlines, proactively prioritize.

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

National Geographic Partners, LLC 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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.

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