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Assistant, Unscripted Development – 51 Minds

Job Purpose:
Seeking an eager, motivated Assistant who will support the creative development team; prioritizing the EVP and SVP of Development at 51 Minds Entertainment, a TV production company that specializes in unscripted programming.  The ideal candidate will have an interest in current programming (and will have a hand in development), professional phone manner, and familiarity with industry players.

He/she will be responsible for managing heavy phones, rolling calls, setting appointments and meetings, updating calendars, booking travel, as well as coordinating alongside the creative team as needed. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage phones, calendars, schedules and conference calls
  • Create Executive expense reports
  • Possess excellent follow through skills (status reports and confirmation of tasks completed)
  • Assist with scheduling all pitches and coordinating internally, as well as maintaining a log to track all 3rd party pitches
  • Assist with creating documents such as buyer and agents lists for internal use
  • Maintain standards of strict confidentiality with respect to all matters and documents
  • Promote teamwork and work well with executives, staff, external associates and visitors at all levels
  • Handle other miscellaneous duties, special events and projects assigned
  • Edit pitch materials, and proofread pitch decks
  • Conduct research, talent outreach and putting together talent grids
  • Manage and track freelance consultants, editors who work on various funded/and or unfunded projects
  • Edit, and cutdown talent skypes tapes
  • Prepare POs for all production related charges, expenses (work alongside Production and Accounting)
  • Prepare travel for talent and executives
  • Assist with writing blurbs, and copy for decks
  • Plan and coordinate private events, dinners, offsite

Skills & Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum 1-2+ years’ administrative experience at senior management level within entertainment industry
  • Agency or network experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Premiere, Avid or an editing software
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational, and communication skills
  • A clear sense of urgency, and ability to complete tasks accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, make decisions and change course of action quickly
  • Ability to anticipate needs, be proactive, resourceful and flexible
  • Ability to simultaneously handle individual tasks while maintaining perspective on the bigger picture
  • Strong people skills, including the ability to work effectively with other executives, talent, talent reps, assistants and staff at all levels

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

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