Production Coordinator

Dec 12, 2013
Jan 11, 2014
Mr. Jay Sharp
Full Time
Smithsonian Networks seeks an experienced Production Coordinator in our Washington DC office to provide administrative and production support to help facilitate and manage the review, research and development of television programs with the Smithsonian Networks. The Production Coordinator supports the Senior Vice President of Programming, Smithsonian Media and works with the Smithsonian Networks/Showtime teams to facilitate the mission of the Channel and its programming at the Smithsonian Institution across multiple platforms.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

•Provides front line administrative and production support to include coordinating the activities of the program review process for Smithsonian USA and managing the information flow to and from the office and Smithsonian Networks.
•Assists in managing the Smithsonian Institution’s review and approval process for program rough and final cuts, to ensure that programs are reviewed and comments are recorded and transmitted in a timely manner.
•Coordinates all scheduling of meetings and communications with the Smithsonian Networks Review Committee (SNRC).
•Coordinates and communicates “red flags” that emerge as a result of SNRC program review process to Smithsonian Networks USA, and works to communicate between SN and SI on these issues
•Assists in the recruitment, creation and updating of the experts list for factual review for programming.
•Assists in keeping Network informed of upcoming meetings and discussion issues related to the Smithsonian Networks Review Committee (SNRC-USA).
•Coordinates and maintains an archive of all treatments and proposals submitted for potential Mission Critical Programs, updating as necessary.
•Conducts research (Internet and SI museums) to suggest and identify Smithsonian content that might be of interest to the Networks.
•Assists in coordinating and facilitating the activities of Smithsonian Networks with the Smithsonian Institution, including location filming, marketing, and special events.
•Maintains an archive of all treatments and proposals, updating as necessary.
•Provides Administrative support for the department as needed -- answering telephones, scheduling meetings and assisting with Smithsonian Networks scheduling.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in and a minimum of 5 years of related experience

•Experience in television and/or film development and production a plus.
•Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills, with the distinct ability to manage multiple responsibilities in an extremely fast-paced environment.
•Ability to coordinate amongst diverse disciplines and fields of study, including business administration, museum studies, special events, and television and film production.
•Ability and willingness to work extended and non-standard hours as required.
•Ability to work independently and self-manage projects, as well as execute on complex instructions.
•Some domestic travel may be required.
•High levels of professionalism and discretion required.

Salary: $43k - $53k annually, depending on experience.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to

Please include job title in the subject line.

Application materials received without salary information will not be considered.

No phone calls, please.

Local candidates preferred - relocation expenses are not paid.

Excellent Benefit programs including:

*Health Insurance
*Life Insurance
*Dental/Vision Insurance
*Transit/Commuter Benefits
*Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
*Annual and Sick Leave
*Family Friendly Leave
*Tax Deferred Savings Plan with Employer Contribution
*Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants
*Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care)

Final candidate selection will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a pre-employment background check and subsequent background investigation. Appointment subject to a one year probationary period


This is not a Federal Service position.

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