Nickelodeon Animation

  • PRODUCTION MANAGER (CG ANIMATED TV SERIES)

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
    2
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

    • Manages the daily activities of the production.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Communicate with Line Producer daily regarding the status of the department.
    • Coordinate the workflow for all supervisors and artists in the CG Department.
    • Keep accurate daily output information of all departments, and enforce deadlines.
    • Alert LP of potential problems and suggest appropriate solutions.
    • Update key production personnel on the status of all areas of production.
    • Maintain and distribute weekly production schedule with accurate information to upper management and production staff.
    • Run weekly department meetings.
    • Supervise Production Coordinator(s) and Production Assistants; assist Line Producer in hiring, performance reviews and terminations for these positions.
    • Oversee preparation production materials for shipping.
    • Manage schedule to ensure production meets strict deadlines. Some of these duties include: 
      • Troubleshoot problem.
      • Coordinate and supervise vendor studios.
      • Coordinate and supervise freelance production staff.
      • Assist in the scheduling of key production personnel.
      • Schedule production meetings as necessary

    ADDITONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist with ancillary projects; assist LP with special projects
    • Act as primary liaison with vendor studio(s). 
    • Facilitate communication in a timely manner between production unit and outside studio regarding production issues, questions and materials. 
    • Assist Post Supervisor in monitoring and facilitating retake process; ensure that lists and notes are communicated in a timely manner; monitor retake budget.
    • Draft and coordinate all new hire paperwork for freelancers.
    • Update Human Resources monthly on all freelance activity.
    • Review and approve weekly time sheets.
    • Gather and submit new hire information to Human Resources.
    • Coordinate Facilities and IS&T requests.
    • Coordinate materials for festivals, awards, etc.

    Basic Qualifications

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work well under pressure.
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Possess complete knowledge of animation production process.
    • Knowledge of Maya, Word, Excel, Outlook, familiarity with internet and email.
    • Knowledge of EPBudgeting, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator a plus.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA/BS preferred, or 2 – 3 years of animation production experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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