• Executive Assistant to SVP

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2019 11:04 AM)
    Requisition ID
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Career Category
    Programming & Production
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Our Team
    Discovery Studios is a full service production and distribution powerhouse within Discovery Communications. Strategically focused, Studios is primarily tasked with creating development and production content for all DSC platforms.


    The Role
    The Executive Assistant will work with and support Head of Discovery Studios to coordinate the overall production and development process for Discovery Studios and function to meet business initiatives, standards for quality, value, and innovation.


    1. Work closely with internal Studios staff, internal DCI representatives across various departments and external production companies.
    2. Assist Head with scheduling of meetings and phone logs.
    3. Schedule appointments and maintain/update daily calendars.
    4. Arrange travel itineraries and prepare travel and expense reports.
    5. Manage, submit and track financial and expense reports.
    6. Assist with internal and external meeting preparation, including room reservations, catering & AV needs.
    7. Create and maintain general filing system.
    8. Create agendas for editorial, Development, and Production meetings.
    9. Candidate will be responsible for organizing, tracking, and maintaining detailed records of all progress.
    10. Support Development & Production staff with presentation projects as needed.
    11. Assist with special projects and perform other related duties, as assigned.


    * A minimum of 2-3 years of executive administrative experience within a fast paced, corporate environment, preferably at an agency, or within entertainment and production.
    * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
    * Professionalism, maturity, diplomacy, composure and grace under pressure.
    * Strong organizational and administrative management skills; must be articulate, detail-oriented.
    * Excellent written and verbal communications skills; including proficiency in grammar and spelling.
    * Significant level of discretion due to exposure to confidential information and high-profile individuals.
    * Knowledge of all aspects of production and post-production is a plus.
    * Detail-oriented and have strong organizational and administrative management skills.
    * Ability to assess priorities and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
    * Ability to problem-solve in a time-sensitive manner.
    * A self-starter that can anticipate the needs of the Head of Studios.
    * Strong MS Outlook and MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
    * Must have editorial judgment and strong verbal & written communication skills.
    * Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

    Los Angeles, California, LA, CA


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