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ViacomCBS PRODUCTION MANAGER - Features and Studio Business Development in Burbank, California

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


  • Manages the daily activities of Development Production.


  • Communicate with Sr. Director of Production daily regarding the status of the department.

  • Coordinate the workflow for all supervisors and artists in the Development Department.

  • Keep accurate daily output information of all departments, and enforce deadlines.

  • Alert Sr. Director of Production of potential problems and suggest appropriate solutions.

  • Update key production personnel on the status of all areas of production.

  • Maintain and distribute weekly production schedule with accurate information to upper management and production staff.

  • Run weekly department meetings.

  • Supervise Production Coordinator(s) and/or Production Assistant(s); assist Sr. Director of Production in hiring, performance reviews and terminations for these positions.

  • Oversee preparation of production materials for shipping to vendor.

  • Oversee preparation of look book, development materials, etc for delivery to Network.

  • Manage schedule to ensure production meets strict deadlines. Some of these duties include:

  • Troubleshoot problem.

  • Coordinate and supervise vendor studios.

  • Coordinate and supervise freelance production staff.

  • Assist in the scheduling of key production personnel.

  • Schedule production meetings as necessary.

  • Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with ancillary projects; assist Sr. Director of Production with special projects.

  • Act as primary liaison with vendor studio(s).

  • Facilitate communication in a timely manner between production unit and outside studio regarding production issues, questions and materials.

  • If applicable, assist Post Supervisor in monitoring and facilitating retake process; ensure that lists and notes are communicated in a timely manner; monitor retake budget.

  • Draft and coordinate all new hire paperwork for freelancers.

  • Update Human Resources monthly on all freelance activity.

  • Review and approve weekly time sheets and/or invoices.

  • Gather and submit new hire information to Human Resources.

  • Coordinate Facilities and IS&T requests.

  • Coordinate materials for festivals, awards, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

  • Possess complete knowledge of animation production process.

  • Knowledge of Maya, Word, Excel, Outlook, familiarity with internet and email.

  • Knowledge of EP Budgeting, Shotgun, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator a plus.

Additional Qualifications

  • BA/BS preferred, or 2 – 3 years of animation production experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

iCIMS ID 2021-15458

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

Job Type Full-Time Staff

Brand Nickelodeon Animation