Assistant, Programming (National Geographic Channel) (FNG0003366) District of Columbia, USA

Assistant, Programming (National Geographic Channel – Washington, DC)
The Programming Assistant is responsible for general administrative support for the EVP of Programming & Strategy.  Responsibilities include: general administrative assistance, including management of daily calendars, technical support during meetings, organization and oversight of several strategy documents and coordination with other departments in an effort to streamline the process; also includes organization and oversight of some financial documents pertaining to Programming and Travel & Expense reporting. The position requires someone with strong organizational and communication skills, and an ability to multitask. Additionally, the position requires fluency in Microsoft Office (mainly Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel), as well as a strong interest to work in television.
  • Administrative support of EVP of Programming & Strategy
  • Helps manage and streamline workflow, ensuring that EVP is aware of other departments’ priorities and actions and is prepared for all meetings and duties. Manages EVP’s schedule and priorities so that s/he can complete all tasks in a timely and effective manner.
  • Manage expenses and budgets for executives and the broader team including: updating T&E tracker with actual costs and predicted expenses, placing office supply orders and reconciling these expenses
  • Maintain organization of confidential departmental information and documents
  • Communication with internal work groups and outside contacts
  • Keeps the network connected with other departments and third parties so that information flows accurately and smoothly, enabling staff to make relevant and timely decisions
  • Responsible for updating/distributing documents for all meetings led by the EVP of Programming & Strategy: including recurring meetings and miscellaneous meetings as they occur
  • Prepare and develop presentations for both internal meeting and external conferences which Programming team members attend


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; office skills
  • Two years of experience in TV, Production or related field; familiarity with TV terms and techniques
  • English speaking; can articulate information to all levels
  • Work with budget information; ability to differentiate costs
  • Word, excel, power point, outlook, various databases
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks, ability to work independently as well as with supervised direction, detail oriented
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.