Production Assistant (Part Time)

Description

We are Moonbug

Moonbug is a kids’ entertainment company. We create and distribute great children’s entertainment to kids all over the world. Our shows are predominantly for pre-schoolers and are all created to support children’s development – shows parents love that their kids love.

We started 4 years ago and have already grown to become the largest kids’ entertainment company on digital platforms in the world. We own some of the most popular digital kids’ IP in the world, including CoComelon, the biggest kids show on both Netflix and YouTube, Blippi, the biggest presenter-led kids show in the world, Little Baby Bum, My Magic Pet Morphle and many more.

Moonbug’s shows are on more than 100 platforms globally, including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky, Super RTL, BBC iPlayer, HBO Max, Tencent, Youku and Roku. In May of 2020, Tubular Labs named Moonbug one of the leading digital kids’ entertainment companies in the world based on the total number of minutes watched worldwide.

The company’s YouTube channels are viewed over 9 billion times on average every month globally and has more than 440m subscribers. Its portfolio currently stands at 29 IPs and 100+ brand partners and is available in 32 languages.

Moonbug is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.

We are a global company, with our two main offices based in London and Los Angeles.

The Role:

We are looking for a Production Assistant to join the growing production team in LA on a contract. We are looking for someone with previous experience in animation production, who is looking to develop within this industry.

The role will be focused on assisting the production team. You will be asked to help with a variety of tasks as needed on a day-to-day basis, including research, admin, file management, and assisting with pre-production and production processes, as well as small video and visual editing tasks. It is crucial that you are highly organized and able to work independently, so good time management and prioritization will be expected. Being part of a growing company, any number of extra skills to bring to the role, such as fluency in a second language or a visual artist skillset will be highly valued, although this is not a requirement for the role. Please note this is a 3 month fixed term contract.

This role will report ON-SITE at our West Hollywood office.

The Role:

We are looking for a Production Assistant to join the growing production team in LA on a contract. We are looking for someone with previous experience in animation production, who is looking to develop within this industry.

The role will be focused on assisting the production team. You will be asked to help with a variety of tasks as needed on a day-to-day basis, including research, admin, file management, and assisting with pre-production and production processes, as well as small video and visual editing tasks. It is crucial that you are highly organized and able to work independently, so good time management and prioritization will be expected. Being part of a growing company, any number of extra skills to bring to the role, such as fluency in a second language or a visual artist skillset will be highly valued, although this is not a requirement for the role. Please note this is a 3 month fixed term contract.

This role will report ON-SITE at our West Hollywood office.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day workflow, assignments, facilitation of communication, calendar scheduling, note-taking, and set up for the production team
  • Work closely with the Director of Production to ensure feedback is communicated effectively to the crew during rounds, reviews, and key check-ins.
  • Printing and distributing daily paperwork (eg. scripts, call sheets, etc.)
  • Perform administrative work--answering phones, paperwork, etc
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 1+ years experience in production management or an internship in children's animation or a related field; prior freelancing experience a plus
  • Excellent communication and organizational skils
  • Must be comfortable working across multiple time zones and multi-tasking multiple projects at once
  • Must be a self-starter and have excellent teamwork skills