Original Programming Coordinator, STARZ | L.A.

Original Programming Coordinator

Tracking CodeSN1000498 Job Description


The Coordinator will offer comprehensive creative and administrative support on projects through all stages of development and production.


Duties include, but are not limited to:




  • Schedule both internal and external meetings

  • Phone Calls

    • Maintain a log of all incoming and outgoing calls

    • Maintain and organize all contact information for shows, agencies, producers, etc.

    • Call Scheduling & Monitoring

  • Calendar management and prioritization

  • Travel booking and research


Submission Management & Organization 


  • Utilize Outlook, and other internal tracking systems to monitor, track and organize all incoming submissions.

  • Respond to all unsolicited submissions per the Starz Unsolicited Submission Policy

  • Organize and maintain logs of submissions for writer’s room staffing

  • Build, maintain, and prioritize current weekend reading lists based on submissions submitted each week.


Management of Personal Information


  • Keep and update a log of the executive’s most frequently used information in order to have it readily available for her. This includes frequent flyer numbers, TV academy info, global entry information, FedEx account info, etc.




  • Track, maintain, and submit expense reports on behalf of the executive.


External Facing Responsibilities


  • Maintain and distribute (when requested) Starz executive coverage lists for both development and current shows so that agencies, managers, producers, etc. are aware of the correct contact for specific shows

  • Interface with Variety Insight & Studio System teams in order to ensure external information about our shows is correct and up to date.

    • Simultaneously prevent these entities form knowing too much about our current business ventures without stonewalling industry relations


Original Programming Submission Grid Management & Organization


  • Prepare, run, and live update the department airtable grid for all original programming meetings according to feedback given by executive in the meetings.

  • Organize and maintain all submissions, pitches, and writer’s samples in airtable for Original Programming department

  • Keep submission, project and development current and updated.

  • Update Deal Status and Dates for overall and first look deals for Starz

  • Create new seasons and episodes for development and series in airtable by consulting with each executive about the status of their shows

  • Create Original Programming airtable contacts as new submissions come in to creative executives for submission tracking

  • Create Starz talent entries in airtable for all development hires

  • Track development and season milestones (Greenlights, Pick-ups, orders) in airtable

  • Track bibles, outlines, draft stages and scripts

  • Track Episodic Assignments (Writer / Director / Editor / DP) and log in airtable

  • Fix any errors in the submission grid and implement new systems of organization


Department Services & Policy Changes


  • When company policy changes take affect ensure all department assistants have the information they need and understand best department practices

  • Develop and implement new systems and operating practices Original Programming department assistant’s organization and submission management

  • Coordinate with IT to create new department distribution lists as new needs arise


Diversity and Inclusion Program


  • Created, maintain, troubleshoot and update airtable tracking system for Inclusion & Talent Tracking. This grid contains all shows, show status, point executives and potential talent to be considered for our Director and Writer programs.

  • Track and log executive comments on meetings with emerging talent and for performance feedback following shadowing or writing is complete.

  • Update all shows, point executives, talent, and project statuses as they change

  • Add new development and project information as new projects are bought and / or passed on

  • Review writer and director submissions for quality control (demonstrated premium cable potential) and submit ratings for each talent

  • Work with Director of Creative Diversity to find and vet to potential talent for Inclusion Programs


Required Skills





  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Film Studies, Film Production or similar discipline preferred; and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 2-3 years of entertainment experience

  • Minimum one year literary/talent agency assistant experience strongly preferred

  • Ample experience managing administrative and creative tasks simultaneously

  • Clear understanding of creative development and production process, key players, and current landscape

  • Strong eye for story and demonstrated interest in Original Programming




  • Knowledgeable in all Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat/Reader.

  • Possess professional-level verbal and written English communication skills and display good judgment and tactful ability to maintain confidentiality




STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service.


STARZ is the ultimate destination for obsessable TV, movies and more. Characters who pull you in and stories that stay with you. From bold Original Series to the best movies, whatever you love, STARZ ignites your passions.


STARZ offers a competitive compensation package and an attractive benefits program to all eligible employees including a variety of healthcare plans, dental and vision insurance, 401k, life/disability insurance. Eligible employees will enjoy paid time off in the form of vacation and company holidays.


STARZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This means that all applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of gender, age, race, national origin, disability, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, STARZ will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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