Coordinator, Kids & Animation

IDW Entertainment, the entertainment division of IDW, seeks a Coordinator, Kids & Animation to work closely with two senior development executives to support the day-to-day projects and initiatives within kids and animation. The ideal candidate will be a team player with experience in television, kids and animation development, and a passion for comics, graphic novels and prose.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting senior level staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a range of personalities and styles across all levels within an organization.
  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a team as well as independently.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and adept at prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment with evolving priorities, manage ambiguity, and react to changes quickly and graciously.
  • Basic knowledge of key players in industry and understanding of the fundamentals of development process.
  • High level of integrity and an ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Tactical executor with a problem-solving approach and strong work ethic.

Preferred

  • Experience in TV and film development and production.
  • Experience in kids and/or animation content.
  • Strong knowledge of up and coming talent including writers, artists, directors, etc.
  • Passion for comic books, graphic novels and prose.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support senior development executives in all aspects of development and production.
  • Work on a slate of kids and animation programming based on original graphic novel, prose and comic book IP.
  • Contribute and/or generate writer, director and key talent lists for projects in consideration as requested.
  • Write/create project notes, coverage and other materials as needed for the development of creative material.
  • Maintain assets and information to ensure that all materials are up-to-date and ready for distribution.
  • Support senior development executives with calendar and call management, including scheduling meetings and maintaining phone sheets.
  • Collaborate across development department to keep all kids and animation tracking up-to-date and ensure timely follow up.
  • Coordinate and interface with other departments including but not limited to: creative affairs, marketing, publishing, legal, PR, design, production, and post-production teams.
  • Manage office maintenance, office supplies, lease/building coordination, and select office-wide accounts.
  • Coordinate team events and meetings including team lunches, team meeting days, conventions, etc.
  • Fill in for Assistant to VP/President as needed – managing phone sheets, calendars, and administrative tasks for President and Vice President, Drama Series Development.

Additional Information:

  • Role is Los Angeles-based.
  • Please send resumes and cover letters to: jobs@idwentertainment.com with “Coordinator, Kids & Animation” in the subject line.