Nickelodeon Animation

  • SCRIPT COORDINATOR - NEW YORK-BASED ANIMATED SERIES

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio in New York City is looking for a Script Coordinator for its hit animated series, Blaze and the Monster Machines.
    • Assist the Story Editors in their daily production functions.
    • **Please send cover letters and writing samples to blaze-jobs@nick.com by no later than Monday, August 12th. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Attend writer’s meetings and prepare follow-up notes.
    • Proofread, revise and re-work premises, outlines and scripts.
    • Distribute premise, outlines and script drafts and revisions internally and to network.
    • Attend Storyboard pitch meetings; prepare and distribute follow-up notes.
    • Proofread storyboards for dialogue and other changes.
    • Generate dialogue re-writes for storyboards as necessary for Story Editor review
    • Write “storybook” story testing document for Story Editor review
    • Maintain and update comprehensive database and files of premises, outlines and scripts, including all drafts and submissions.
    • Maintain and coordinate writing schedule, including updating and distribution of weekly script status reports.
    • Coordinate freelancer writing staff schedules; communicate all meeting times and deadlines and schedule information to freelance writers
    • Attend weekly production meetings and provide updates at meeting.
    • Prepare, track and catalogue premise, outline and script submissions to network; track and catalogue network notes.
    • Prepare “recording”, “animatic lock” and “as broadcast” scripts.
    • Track and coordinate pickup lines.
    • Act as a liaison between Story Editors/writing department and all other departments
    • Alert PM/LP of any writing issues.
    • Observe and report regularly to PM/LP on all production-related aspects of notes meetings.

    Basic Qualifications

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Two script-writing samples, at least one of which should be a children’s TV show script
    • Vested interest specifically in preschool television writing
    • Display proficiency in Final Draft, Microsoft Word, and Excel. 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced production environment.
    • Good time management skills; good multi-tasker.


    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA/BS preferred, or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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