Nickelodeon Animation

Production Assistant (Play Noggin - Preschool)

Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Job Type
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

Job Type: Project Based Employment


Noggin from Nick Jr. is a leading interactive learning service for families with young kids. We help children develop skills, knowledge and passions through play with the characters they love. We also give parents important tools to help their kids thrive. A multi-platform direct-to-consumer offering, Noggin reaches families in the domestic market through standalone mobile apps, connected TV apps, and add-on channels.

The Play-Along Video (“PAV”) team is one of several groups producing content for the Noggin app. The PAV team focuses on learning-led interactive media. All content produced by this group is guided by Noggin’s curriculum framework.

We are building a team of highly motivated, diverse and capable individuals who are eager to work in a startup-like environment within a large media company. We need innovators and self-starters who are passionate about playful learning and comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative and innovative organization.

What We Need in an Production Assistant

We are seeking an Production Assistant to support the diverse needs of an uber busy PAV team. You are smart, creative, and have excellent time-management skills. You are supremely flexible and can pivot on a dime. We need an energetic PA who will provide support in a variety of ways so multifaceted individuals are definitely welcome!

Responsibilities include

  • Support producers and associate producers with the creation, revision, and maintenance of all production documents including interactive design documents, logic flow charts and wireframes, logic and dialogue scripts; including:

Take and organize meeting notes

  • Help build templates for scripts and IDDs

Add filenames to scripts

  • Help create cue sheets, closed caption scripts, CMS records
  • Assist with tracking as production iterates; includes keeping detailed notes as we update and organize scripts, audio, and design documents
  • Operate in Wrike to schedule and maintain production deliverables
  • Assist with audio-related production needs

Create and manage scratch audio

  • Manage PAV Team’s character VO library-database. Assist with clipping character VO, downloading and managing series audio stems

Review and vet animation and audio inventory

  • Assist with music selections; and help handle file deliveries with sound designer
  • Pull clips or screen capture of PAVs; for production requests, meetings, and stakeholder reviews
  • Archive source files and maintain asset libraries
  • Test and analyze content for quality assurance

Review all builds

  • Work with the team to track bugs and feature requests in JIRA while clearly communicating updates and properly escalating concerns
  • Assist in the creation of a PAV-wide DMS (digital asset management system)

Basic Qualifications

Required Qualifications / Skills

  • Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic and fast-paced environment
  • College degree; 1+ years experience in kids’ educational media is a plus
  • Knowledge of and passion for preschool interactive media is highly desirable
  • Extremely detail-oriented, organized and thorough, able and willing to refine work to a high degree of polish
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills - written, verbal, and interpersonal
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects with varying scope simultaneously, and while under intense deadlines
  • Good communication skills are essential, as is a mature, professional collaborative attitude
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, and Excel; Adobe Creative Suite
  • Work in Photoshop; knowledge of Illustrator is a plus
  • Ability to learn new software development environments and systems quickly and adapt to new methods of production


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