Full Time Job

Coordinator, WSL Studios

World Surf League

Santa Monica, CA 5 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world's best surfing on the world's best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The WSL has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, running global events across the Men's and Women's Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships. Headquartered in Santa Monica, the WSL is a truly global sports and media company with regional offices in Australia, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe. In 2016, WSL Holdings, the parent company of the World Surf League (WSL), acquired a majority stake in the Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC), an innovative wave technology company. KSWC is the first to develop a formula that combines cutting edge science, engineering and design to create the longest, open barrel, high-performance wave in existence. As envisioned by 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, KSWC was created to evolve the sport of surfing by making it more accessible. In2018, WSL announced the creation of WSL Studios, focused on being the home of live competitive surf content and the premier place to create short-form, TV series, documentaries and feature films oriented around surfing, surf-lifestyle and ocean conservancy.

World Surf League Studios (WSL Studios) is looking for a Coordinator to join the Content team. The Coordinator will be assisting the EVP of WSL Studios and the EVP of Production and Branded Content in all things related to content production and development. This role will also be managing the daily activities of the WSL Studios office including the calendar, all travel arrangements and by providing overall administrative support. The ideal candidate will have a solid grasp of the development process and be able to manage a slate of projects from ideation to pitching and beyond, as well as knowledge of the current marketplace Entrepreneurial candidates only as this job requires a self-starter mentality and someone who thrives in that type of environment. Photoshop and editing skills are a MUST!

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the calendar and time inside the office is optimized by managing the EVP’s calendar, prioritizing and coordinating a busy meeting schedule, often facilitating activities within multiple time zones
  • Developing ideas for the general marketplace including on and off platform content with the focus being all things that the surfing lifestyle embodies - travel, health and wellness, the ocean, alternative lifestyles, etc.
  • Provide administrative support to the EVP’s including preparing documents and correspondence, compiling presentations, and managing all the EVP’s office related accounts and expenses
  • Prepare monthly expense reports to the Finance team
  • Managing and sharing information: Ensure that information flows to and from the EVP’s office to the Exec Team, staff-at-large, and key partners – including the management and organization of key documentation and reports
  • Serve as project manager for special projects at the request of the EVP’s
  • Act as a gatekeeper to the EVP’s office and maintain confidentiality as a first priority

Qualifications:

  • MUST have Editing Skills and experience using Adobe Photoshop
  • Prior experience with deck creation for content pitches
  • Ability to manage calmly and effectively in high stress situations
  • Tech and web savvy with solid MS office skills
  • Wiling to travel if needed and adapt to a fast pace schedule
  • Content Production experience highly preferred
  • Passion for and basic knowledge about professional sports a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2-4 years of experience supporting an executive(s)

Personal Attributes:

  • Professional yet approachable presence with topnotch execution of all responsibilities
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written ability to maintain confidentiality and act on behalf of the CEO in terms of vision and professionalism Intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for learning
  • Above all, integrity and honesty
  • Entrepreneurial; willingness to work independently with the best business practices in mind
  • An exceptional work ethic with an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and autonomously
  • Excellent organizational skills with a sense of urgency to follow through
  • Strong problem-solving skills including ability to proactively anticipate requirements and identify/mitigate potential issues before they occur
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of service and to effectively and comfortably communicate with internal and external customers
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