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Production Coordinator

Company: BrainPOP
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionBrainPOP is an online K-12 educational solution that makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all. Proven to raise academic achievement, BrainPOP has been a trusted resource for over 20 years to more than six million educators, and engages the hearts and challenges the minds of over 300 million learners worldwide. BrainPOP provides opportunities for kids to take agency over their learning through playful, knowledge-building content and learner-driven projects, preparing them for success in the classroom and beyond.BrainPOP's content team needs your help! Our core content--animated, educational shorts for kids, plus associated features--depends on the collaboration of dozens of writers, animators, voice actors, learning designers, and assorted other contributors. You will be the liaison between all of these stakeholders, helping us juggle competing priorities while keeping each project on track and within scope.Responsibilities will include (in no particular order):

  • Maintaining a production calendar/deadlines, from pitch to publication
    • Helping to establish the scope of a project at its outset to set a reasonable deadline; adjusting deadlines as necessary as the project progresses
    • Tracking projects' progress, and notifying accordingly if things are delayed, or priorities reshuffled
    • Communicating about this schedule and its changes to: Marketing, Sales, Comms, and any other stakeholders
    • Managing our workflow system
      • Housekeeping on content records, making sure all info is up to date
        • Make use of timeline- and deadline-related features, including setting up dependencies
        • Improving processes with automations
        • Animation production
          • Tracking animator progress to help editorial team anticipate when new scripts will be needed
          • Managing freelance animators and voice actors, including:
            • Tracking progress on freelance animation projects
            • Liaising between freelancers and BrainPOP's legal team to produce contracts and SOW's
            • Tracking all documentation and payments to freelancers
            • Feature production
              • Coordinating feature production to coincide with movie publication
              • Liaising between writers and learning designers
              • Publishing
                • Ensuring that all content assets are ready when the movie is finished
                • Coordinating the publication of new and changed content
                • General work
                  • Conducting an audit of our processes to identify and improve inefficiencies
                    • Standardize document formatting, modes of communication for various purposes, and other aspects of our processes to reduce confusion
                    • Serving as the gatekeeper for assignments from other teams to ensure that workloads remain in check
                    • Responding to/coordinating responses to users on content issues
                    • Scheduling, inputting, and communicating about the featured movie calendar to all stakeholdersLife at BrainPOPOur commitment to supporting and empowering teachers and students is reflected in our dedication to enhancing the lives of our employees-in and out of the office.Our team is made up of educators, data scientists, published authors, engineers, artists, bakers, film buffs, cyclists, dual-citizens, and so much more. We value Diversity & Inclusion, collaboration and learning from multiple perspectives, and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.Besides offering a comprehensive benefits package and putting an emphasis on work-life balance, we make it a point to integrate fun and play into the workplace.We offer:
                      • Corporate Donation Matching
                      • Medical, Dental, Vision and Paid Life Insurance
                      • 401K with a company match
                      • Friends & Family BrainPOP Subscription
                      • Learning & Development Stipend
                      • Wellness Activities (ClassPass Membership)
                      • Annual Performance Bonus & Equity Appreciation Plan
                      • Company Events (happy hours, volunteering opportunities, trivia nights, and monthly Town Halls)What we do today directly impacts how teachers teach, and students learn. We continue to be inspired because we can see the difference we're making and we're proud to be a creative, collaborative, always-teaching, and always-learning community.BrainPOP is a hybrid work environment, allowing employees to self-select where they work-whether fully remote in approved states or in-office in our New York headquarters.We are able to employ remotely out of the following approved hiring states:
                        • California
                        • Connecticut
                        • Florida
                        • Georgia
                        • Massachusetts
                        • Missouri
                        • New Jersey
                        • New York
                        • North Carolina
                        • Oregon
                        • Pennsylvania
                        • Tennessee
                        • Texas
                        • IllinoisWe believe that a diverse organization is a more effective organization. BrainPOP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Keywords: BrainPOP, New York , Production Coordinator, Professions , New York, New York

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