Discovery CommunicationsSilver Spring, MD
Full Time Job
The Associate Producer serves as a key partner to TLC Production team by providing creative and administrative support. The AP will take on production responsibilities such as editing, providing editorial notes, story research and fact checking, preparing clips for internal meetings, communicating key information on shows for internal teams and external production companies, amongst others. Serves as a point of contact for shows assigned and uses independent judgment to determine how inquiries should be handled. Works closely with VPs and EPs to ensure deadlines, budgets and deliverables are met.
1. Works with VP/EPs in providing editorial feedback to outside producers following evaluation of production schedules, treatments, rough cuts, fine cuts, and other materials.
2. Handle program reversioning as assigned by VP/EP. Includes developing production schedule, working with Talent Relations to select and coordinate narrator/talent, working with editing department, collaborating with legal department to identify potential legal issues, rewriting scripts with VP/EP or freelance writer and supervising off-line, on-line, narration record and mix sessions.
3. Coordinate special projects such as internal/external presentation tapes for industry markets/events, quarterly tapes, corporate events, etc.
4. Facilitate program fixes (changes in narration, graphics, picture, and audio, as needed.)
5. Manage jointly with VP/EP the project production schedule for contract compliance and overall project workflow. Track deliverables and communicate fulfillment of production milestones, production issues or changes, to project team members.
6. Manage and distribute production delivery schedules, episode descriptions, shooting locations, production company information, and other relevant program updates using appropriate databases.
7. Provide, organize, and dispense production information to outside production companies (i.e. clocks, technical guidelines, producer’s packet, logo, uplink numbers, credits, copyright language, research information, QC results, suggested breaks, etc.)
8. Update internal databases so all show information is up to date.
9. Make copies, scripts, proposals and correspondence.
10. Arrange meetings, conference calls, travel arrangements and handle travel and expense reports as requested.
11. Assist VP/EP with coordination and communication with other DCI departments. Including:
• Communications/Press/IPR – Provide treatments, episode descriptions, cuts, production delivery dates and shoot locations. Coordinate with Communications/Press regarding promotable titles, Upfront programs, and TCA to include production personnel relations and presentation tape production.
• Programming – Provide episode descriptions, episode and show titles, program clips for as sales reels, delivery updates, and Upfront information. Develop alternative program titles, facilitate title clearance process, provide parental ratings, and recommend viewer advisories.
• Digital/Multi-platform- work closely with this team to connect linear programming with online content and fan engagement across social media. Partner on multi-platform strategies for linear companion programs, and live social integrations from our broadcast facility.
• Program Editing/Shared Program Services – Notification of master deliveries, production schedules, suggested edits, viewer advisories, renarration and off-line / on-line supports as needed, and assist in resolving QC issues.
• Production Management – Provide timely updates on production schedules, milestone payment confirmation and other deliverables information.
• Awards / Competition – Provide required information for selected award entries and/or materials (includes information such as clips, episode and segment selection, program descriptions, credits, contact info.)
• International – Provide production updates for shows with international investments, inform appropriate individuals of changes or fixes to programs that may be of concern to international networks.
• Marketing & Promotions – Assist in providing selects and artwork for promo editing and consumer marketing campaigns.
• Business Affairs / Legal – Coordination and communication with Business Affairs and Legal as needed regarding business and contractual matters.
12. Respond to special requests from Viewer Relations, Ad Sales, Affiliate Sales, etc.
* Minimum of 4 years television production experience including long-form documentary.
* Knowledge and experience in television production including editing and field production.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
* Strong communication, administrative and organizational skills.
* Ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline environment.
* Strong MS Outlook and MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
* Must have the legal right to work in the U.S.
Silver Spring, Maryland, MD
Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone moments. In 2017, TLC’s ratings increased by double digits (up a record 12% among women 25-54) and ranked as the #6 ad-supported cable network in Prime among W25-54.
TLC is a global brand available in more than 88 million homes in the US and 271 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. TLC reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.