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  Coordinator, Current Programming (Freeform)
 
Employer: Disney ABC Television Group Job Posted: 2/5/2020
Location: Burbank, CA Job Status: Full Time
 
 

Job Description:

Job ID 746064BR

Freeform (formerly named ABC Family) entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult and is, as we like to say, “a little forward.” Freeform’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series, and blockbuster theatricals. Freeform is also the destination for annual holiday events with “31 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas”.

The Freeform Original Programming & Development team is seeking a qualified candidate for Coordinator, Current Programming.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and attend writer and director general meetings for potential staffing
• Responsible for coordinating internal staff meetings
• Coordinate and attend industry showcases, comedy showcases, plays, and screenings to track new voices for staffing
• Discuss potential voices for staffing in team meetings
• Maintain relationships professionally and socially with agency and studio counterparts to allow for the extraction of as much competitive information as possible
• Participate in notes calls with writers and producers
• Track and read incoming spec material
• Prepare documents and take notes during all department meetings and retreats
• Create presentations for the department when needed
• Act as the liaison between company executives and production offices to make sure the needs and questions of both are addressed
• Track, read, and evaluate all agency and staffing submissions
• Work to identify, track, and build relationships with new and unknown writing, acting, and directing talent

Basic Qualifications:

• A minimum of 3 years of previous administrative assistant experience in a high volume entertainment desk at a studio, network, production company or talent agency
• Experience with scripted television development process and cycles
• Experience/relationships with production companies, agents, writers and producers in the scripted space
• Must be able to work with minimal supervision
• Willingness to work overtime with short notice
• Must work well under pressure
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Superior attention to detail
• Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Someone with a passion for television and the desire for a career in TV
• Working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum of 1 year of current programming experience
• SAP experience

Required Education

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience


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