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Coordinator, Current

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation - LA
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
 
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
 
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
Skydance Animation is hiring a Coordinator who will be an integral part of the Current Series team. This individual should have a pulse on the industry, a passion for animation, talent for organization, and the ability to be a strong partner to the creative team.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as second for series in production by providing notes, guidance and structure on story materials, script drafts, art deliverables, storyboards, animation, music and casting
  • Facilitates creative pipelines for series to external distribution platform, Marketing, Consumer Products, BA & Legal, S&P, etc
  • Manages episodic log lines, assets, schedules and other materials as necessary
  • Prepares & provides materials for internal presentations, external panels, conferences, awards submissions and other ancillary series needs
  • Identifies new talent, both emerging and veteran, to support all phases of Current Series, including reviewing writing samples and tracking writer avails
  • Along with VP, Current, provide ongoing creative updates with Senior Leadership.  Create milestones for feedback, monitor progress against deadlines, and provide mid-mortem and post-mortem analysis on patterns in series to leverage best practices across studio projects.
  • Represents SDA at industry events
  • Builds and maintains trusted relationships with agents and industry executives
  • Stays up to date on current programming from competing studios
  • Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in development and/or production
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in media, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to evaluate artwork, digital media and/or technical qualifications
  • Knowledge of the animation, visual effects, comics & related disciplines
  • Must have a strong knowledge of, and relationships with, key players in the animation industry, including emerging talent, agents, production companies, producers, writers, etc
  • Good writing skills and knowledge of story structure
  • Ability to manage creative talent
  • Clear-thinking, straightforward approach to problem-solving and decision making
  • Strong ability to build working relationships with other SDM departments and executives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.