Production Coordinator, Refugee Programs – Middle East

Sesame Workshop - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.3

Sesame Workshop is seeking a Production Coordinator, Refugee Programs – Middle East. The Production Coordinator will assist the creative team of our new humanitarian initiative to bring early childhood education to Syrian refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee. Recently awarded the first-ever MacArthur Foundation 100&Change $100 million grant, the program will be the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response. More information on the program is available at The position is based in New York City with 10% international travel.

The Production Coordinator will be tasked with supporting the internal and international production teams, and communicating with various departments within the company through all stages of production. The coordinator will be part of the creative team, reporting to the Associate Producer, Refugee Programs, in New York, NY.

  • Support production team through all aspects of the multi-platform creative process with producers’ oversight and supervision
  • Support the creative team with all production related activities with internal and international production teams
  • Coordinate all production resources and liaise between teams and departments, as needed
  • Attend script reviews/rough cut reviews and write team comments/notes and meeting minutes
  • Provide overall administrative and production support to the creative team such as:
  • Assist with daily operations and logistics
  • Review, Tag, & Log Deliverables
  • Assist with digital and social media activities
  • Track assets and document information for residuals
  • Track and follow up on outstanding contracts
  • Create presentations, overview documents, graphs and timelines, as needed
  • Arrange meetings, book production and catering services, as needed
  • Manage travel accommodations and process expense reports for the producers
  • Admin support
  • Bachelor's degree in Television/Film/Media Production, Communications, or a related field and experience
  • 2+ years of experience with TV/Digital/Film/Media production
  • Basic production and post-production experience; editing skills a plus; Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects and/or Premiere
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work across multiple project aspects, tight deadlines and various time zones
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, while prioritizing urgent needs
  • Arabic language skills a plus
  • File transfer and sharing proficiency, and web-based communication and call tools required