Nickelodeon Animation


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Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us!

Overview and Responsibilities

Position Summary:

  • Works with Production Manager and/or Associate Producer to meet scheduling and budget requirements for their department. Updates their department’s schedule regularly to work with the ever changing needs of the production. Understands and reports on how changes may impact the budget, schedule and potential overtime for their department
  • Participates in studio initiatives such as the development and deployment of new technologies
  • Looks ahead to ensure that weekly quotas, department milestones & inventory expectations are met
  • Strategizes with Department Head, upper management and other Production Supervisors to resolve productivity and/or inventory issues
  • Facilitates communication as appropriate in a timely manner
  • Solicit opinion and support an open and safe feedback environment.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain department and project schedules
  • Collaborates with Department Head to ensure the complexity of work is consistent with department budget and schedule. Strategizes with Department Head and upper management on how to resolve any complexity overages.
  • Provide management support, measure trends against plan, highlight concerns, acknowledge accomplishments, provide risk assessment, and recommend solution options when necessary
  • Partner with Department Head and Associate Producer to manage bidding process of initiatives and offer options to ensure complexity is managed within schedule and budget parameters
  • Promote cross-studio collaboration and communication.
  • Develops and manages internal department schedules and staffing requirements.
  • Creates and maintains reports that clearly illustrate department and individual artist productivity.
  • Collaborates with Dept Head to cast assignments and issue deadlines to artists.
  • Performs walk-arounds to check in with the crew and arranges video check-ins with freelance artists.
  • Has a basic knowledge of the tools being used by artists in the department.
  • Attends Director Approvals and helps to communicate agenda, drive this meeting, and establish next steps.
  • Primary production person within department, supervises and mentors Production Coordinators and Production Assistants for that dept.
  • May be involved in the interviewing, hiring process and deal negotiations.

Basic Qualifications


  • Preferred experience is 3 years as a Production Coordinator within Feature Animation production or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel), Shotgun, and Google Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present complex issues in a clear manner
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced production environment
  • Ability to work proactively and independently and manage multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Outstanding leadership and teambuilding experience


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