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Fred Rogers Productions

Supervising Producer

Production – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Department Production
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Fred Rogers Productions is looking for a Supervising Producer for a new animated series for children. Under the supervision of and working closely with the Executive Producer, the Supervising Producer will be responsible for overseeing all phases of content development, scripting and production.

Candidates for this position must have a background in national broadcast children's animated programming and a passion for creating great content for kids.  Strong editorial and production skills are required. Must have experience leading a production team and possess excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

The position is based in Pittsburgh and may require frequent regional travel. This opportunity is being offered as a contract position, initially for 30 months, with generous benefits.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Executive Producer and partners to develop and complete all key ingredients of the production: scripts, curriculum, talent, design, music and all other elements affecting the format, substance and style of the series.
  • Supervise the activities of the production teams, including overseeing the content development and scripting processes.
  • Manage head writer, associate producer and script coordinator
  • Review scripts for editorial content and educational goals.  Oversee educational advisors.  Review notes from various team members, including educational advisors, and combine with EP notes to provide a unified set of notes to head writer and writers.
  • Review and provide detailed feedback on all production elements.
  • Act as key liaison with broadcaster and animation studio, coordinating review of production elements.
  • Oversee animation production process and supervise the series' production schedule.
  • Supervise delivery of show to broadcaster.
  • Work closely with CFO on the series budget.
  • Provide input on website and digital content to digital producer in order to maintain the series' educational goals, quality and look.
  • Consult with Marketing team on publicity and promotion.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Applications close on December 15, 2019.  Relocation assistance will be available. No telephone calls, please.

About Fred Rogers Productions

The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engage new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods.

At Fred Rogers Productions, we believe kids come first, now and always. We connect with them through shows that are fun, relatable, and put their social and emotional learning front and center. That’s how we’ve earned the trust of parents, caregivers, and teachers. 

We bring our one-of-a-kind expertise in early childhood development to partnerships with talented creators, writers, illustrators, animators, and producers. Together, we create shows that foster a natural enthusiasm for learning and that make kids smile while they learn big life lessons. And we are always exploring how to make the most of new ways for kids to watch and play.   For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Production
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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