Development Coordinator

| El Segundo

Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.


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About Us

We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.


Our People

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up everyday intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 


The Role

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Development Coordinator (full-time, hourly, regular) role will support the VP of Development in managing operations to create the world’s best automotive content. Role will have the chance to support internal and external series development. An interest in development and familiarity with industry players are essential to the role, and exposure to development is a plus. This individual will be responsible for managing schedules and meetings, and booking travel, as well as coordinating Development creative tracking.


Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Coordinating and scheduling all internal and external meetings
  • Attend relevant meetings to provide notes for review
  • Maintain and update development project tracker for distribution to network executives
  • Work with development and production team to track new sources for content development
  • Strategic and creative support to executives
  • Maintain relationships professionally and socially with agency and studio counterparts
  • Tracking all development materials and deliverables
  • Create presentations for the department when needed and manage A/V
  • Coordinating screenings & creative reviews
  • Liaison to all of our partners
  • Distribute outlines, tape scripts, revisions, to network executives
  • Working to identify, research, track, and build relationships with new and unknown writers, producers, directors, and talent

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position will not include supervising one or more employees where applicable.

 Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • A minimum of 2 years of previous administrative assistant experience in a high-volume entertainment desk at a studio, network, production company or talent agency
  • General understanding of the television development process and cycles
  • Knowledge of agencies and networks
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be a great team player
  • Willingness to work overtime with short notice
  • Must work well under pressure
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Superior attention to detail with strong work ethic
  • Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Someone with a passion for television and the desire for a career in TV
  • Must be proactive, ambitious, and have a positive outlook
  • Minimum of 1 year of development experience
  • SAP experience
  • Love of automotive content

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.

 Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Outlook, PowerPoint/Keynote, Word and Excel
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut and/or AVID a plus
  • SAP experience

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.

 NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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Location

Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and celebrating our accomplishments is important! Events/activities range from wellness, catering, arcade games and giving back in our community. Example: massage day, fitness classes, catered company celebrations, Dodger night and Impact volunteering day.

Mark Bradbury

Manager, Recruitment

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team Workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
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