Full Time Job



Glendale, CA 02-06-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Producer (Disney TV Animation)

The Producer on a Disney Television Animation series is responsible for supporting the creative intent of the series, leading the production, and ensuring successful delivery of the episodes and ancillary content to the Network and Company. The Producer serves as a bridge between and a guide for the show's creative vision and production goals.
• Partner with the Executive Producer, Senior Producer, Directors, and other show leadership to define the creative and production goals of the show and lead the team to achieve those goals
• Lead their in-house production team(s) and supervise the external production studio's daily progress to maintain schedule and budget
• Create and articulate the long-term production strategy in tandem with Senior Producer that achieves the show's creative vision within budget
• Focus on the big picture of the show to balance the competing pressures of a production: creative vision, schedule, staffing needs, and budget
• Collaborate amongst Creative Leadership, Production teams, Studio and Network Executives to achieve creative and production goals
• Approach problems and conflicts with ownership, positivity, curiosity, and a proactive solution-oriented attitude
• Mentor the Line Producer, Associate Producer and/or Production Manager as well as Production team to ensure their development and growth

• Responsible and accountable for the creation, oversight and management of the schedule, budget, and staffing plan with guidance from the Production Executive
• Work with show leadership, Artist Management, and Diversity & Inclusion to build and enhance creative and production teams, including a special focus on fostering emerging and diverse talent
• Manage expectations at the studio, network, external production company, and with the crew
• Work closely with Current Series Executive(s) to support creative and Company goals
• With the input of Production Exec, Senior Producer and Production Finance, generate series budget, subsequent season &/or alternate budget scenarios
• Provide risk assessment and measure production trends against plan
• Partner with LP/AP/PM to oversee the complexity of the show. Understand asset counts, footage, character density, animation quotas, and other metrics, and how those factors impact the budget
• Support creative leadership with Public/Media Relations and outward facing representation as needed
• Elevates quality and innovation in order to support Disney's mission to remain the leader in a highly competitive and evolving artistic industry

Basic Qualifications:
• Significant production management experience in animation including prior experience as a producer and/or line producer
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable him/her/them to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization; have a problem-solving approach; be highly self-motivated, well-organized and have a strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:
• Extensive experience and knowledge of pre-production, production and post-production methods in traditional 2D animation
• An experimental, risk-taking mind-set: Must be open to thinking outside of traditional television formats and outside of the traditional linear television model
• Familiarity with animation software, hardware, databases, and asset management systems
• Wide industry knowledge of talent, process, and various pipelines (2D, CG, Harmony)
• Experience working with overseas animation studios
• Minimum of 8+ years of hands-on production of animated programming
• Experience managing creative teams in a high-pressure environment
• A track record of delivering animated series on-time and on-budget
• Experience in a large dynamic studio
• A passion for children's programming

Required Education:
• Work experience in a related field

Preferred Education:
• Bachelor's degree in related field

The hiring range for this position in California is $120,000 to $165,000 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

• • • About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company's streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Disney General Entertainment Content.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r060pe-3-239-117-1-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $120,000 to $165,000 Per Year ($ USD)

Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.