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Sr. Production Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10012750 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Oct. 13, 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 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 and National Geographic Studios.  NG Studios produces over 1500 hours of content per year in originals, comps, updates, mashups and reversions. The NG Studios PM team supports 18 producer teams for all specials productions. 

The NG Studios Senior Production Manager role supports the in-house NG Studios production department. This includes budget creation and management; negotiating and maintaining contracts with crews and vendors; managing all production logistics; interface with all company partners for approvals and protocols; communicating with internal clients for all production milestones.

Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

  • Create and manage budgets.
  • Review and approve invoices and expenses.
  • Track all costs and cost report monthly.
  • Review contracts vs invoices.
  • Use company approved systems such as:  SAP and EP.
  • Backup invoice submission via SAP.

Production Management:

  • Manage both linear network productions as well as D+.
  • Liaise with Post-Production in regard to editors, AE and edit rooms scheduling.
  • Ensure technical specs for footage and post deliveries are communicated and met.
  • Hire: Field crew, Editors, Composers, Graphics.
  • Ensure master and all deliverables have been sent on schedule.
  • Manage weekly timecards, field contracts,

Corporate Management:

  • Liaise with internal insurance, risk management, carbon offset, security, animal use and health & safety departments. 
  • Ensure all international vendors meet NG/Disney Compliance requirements.
  • Communicate production information for cross-platform events.
  • Weekly Reporting on active projects.

Requirements:

  • 5 years minimum of production management experience running a series or large budget one offs.
  • Strong writing, communication, negotiating and corporate liaising skills.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Experienced user of Excel, Outlook and Movie Magic.
  • Current understanding of industry standards for edit systems and field production equipment.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multitask, time management.
  • Experience with Entertainment Partners an added bonus.

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.

National Geographic 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 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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