Production Contract Coordinator – Discovery

Discovery

Job Position(s): Production Contract Coordinator
Project Type: Productions
Job Date: Ongoing
Compensation: Paid
Union Status: Non-Union

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Position Summary

Work within a collaborative, team-oriented Production Management environment to create, organize, and execute contract compliance elements. Manage and track a high volume of projects, primarily from a financial perspective, communicating any adverse impact of production & delivery changes to all internal stakeholders. Participate in departmental initiatives/taskforces. This position is based in Los Angeles. The position does not offer a relocation package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Finalize payment schedules and other contract exhibit documentation, obtaining Network Production and Production Management team approval
  • Track financial & production elements of originals, co-productions, acquisitions and repackages from inception to delivery and acceptance for all DCI program materials
  • Supervise all payments to external producers, monitoring contractual milestones and releasing payments through SAP Project Systems
  • Coordinate with Network reps and Production Management teams, providing status of vendors’ contractual obligations, to facilitate execution and payment of production contracts
  • Liaise with Finance and Programming on the management of programming cashflow
  • Coordinate with Talent Management and Network Production teams to facilitate execution and payment of talent contracts
  • Perform any change management tasks related to financials throughout production cycle including, but not limited to, overage documentation & payment processing
  • Supervise the review and delivery of program materials for contract compliance

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of Media Production experience, at a network or production company
  • Finance or Production Accounting background strongly preferred
  • Solid knowledge of production logistics, rights issues, and current industry standard practices
  • A self-starter who can prioritize duties among multiple concurrent projects and across managers
  • Strong project management, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Proficiency with common production & finance applications such as Excel & SAP strongly preferred. Ability to quickly learn Discovery proprietary systems.
  • Candidate must have the ability to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

EEO Statement

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.discovery.com.