Animation Production Supervisor

Los Angeles

Skydance Animation is looking for an experienced supervisor to help manage, schedule and coordinate the day-to-day needs and workflow of the Story and Editorial Departments.

Essential Functions

  • A strong working knowledge of Story and Editorial departments on an animated productions
  • Works closely with the Associate Producer to meet overall production scheduling and budget requirements. Has strong understanding of how changes may affect the budget, scheduling and overtime.
  • Looks ahead to ensure weekly quotas, department milestones and inventory expectations are met
  • Manages work-flow and logistical activities for assigned department(s)
  • Coordinates the timely availability of resources
  • Monitors and adjusts artist workload, and proactively predicts and communicates when artists need a new assignment
  • Edits and moves storyboard media as instructed to secure holding areas
  • Prepares each Story “Reviews & Launched” by ensuring that appropriate watermarked script pages, sequence story panels, and Quicktimes (if required) are ready for the Directors/Artists
  • Responsible for accurate note-taking during reviews and communication of specific action items to departments, artists, SFX editors, music editors, etc.
  • Creates and updates databases as required with notes, statuses, and other information
  • Working with Producers and Director, assigns work to artists and manages schedules
  • Creates and updates production management tools and schedules such as planning, work in progress tracking systems and technical specification manuals
  • Actively communicates status of work/assignments to the Associate Producer
  • Supervisor and mentor to Production Coordinators and Assistants
  • Responsible for helping maintain crew morale
  • Other projects and duties as may be assigned


  • Experience in Coordinating/Supervising in Story or Editorial department on at least one animated production.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Film, Art Communications or related field or directly relevant experience in a similar role demonstrating an equivalent level of professionalism.
  • 4 years’ experience  in a professional fast-paced and dynamic studio juggling multiple priorities successfully.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, strong Apple skills.
  • Previous experience using Shotgun to track the progress of shots and assets.
  • Exceptionally strong attention to detail.
  • Very strong organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities while maintaining proactive communication with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to anticipate problems/challenges/issues and proactively identify and solve/address.
  • Personable and friendly communication style.
  • Good sense of Humor; must be able to maintain a positive attitude and thrive in a highly ambiguous environment with strict deadlines.
  • Legally authorized to work in the USA.  

Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.


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