Job Opening: Manager, Research, NatGeo

Organization: National Geographic Partners
Job Type: Business Analysis and Research
Location: Washington D.C.

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Job Description

Manage all aspects of the factual research process for assigned projects to ensure factual accuracy, editorial integrity, and overall compliance with journalistic standards of NGP and NGC video content.


*Provide prompt research analysis and feedback on assigned video projects, including shooting scripts, rough cuts, fine cuts, and masters, as needed.
*Diplomatically guide production executives, producers, writers, and external researchers in addressing factual issues.
*Manage the production team in the creation of a complete annotated script, providing instruction, feedback, and as needed original research to get to an acceptable final script and approved video, audio, graphics, and lower-thirds
*Suggest edits and narration changes to address accuracy, premise, context, balance, and character issues.
*Conduct original research to create annotated scripts for dramatized productions or acquired programs
*Evaluate program proposals/treatments and work with the development team, executive producers and acquisition managers to address accuracy, premise, context, balance, and character issues prior to production.
*Evaluate program proposals/treatments, as noted above, and write Research Evaluations for EVP to present at Greenlight Meetings.
*Manage research for re-versioning projects, working with Operations and Global Production Services to fix programs that are dated, fail Research QC, or are being re-purposed as a new show.
*Research, edit, and write materials to serve the digital video, social media video, marketing/PR, communications, and editorial needs of all NG Channels and other NGP video platforms.
*Continually work with the Research EVP and Senior Directors to improve methods and process to maximize efficiency and quality of the Research process. Maintain database and script records. Work with department directors to manage schedules and workload peaks.
*Provide researched/accurate information to guide creation of digital, promotional and other content related to channel programming and NGP digital video products. This may extend to writing primers on a subject matter, fun facts and timelines.


*Bachelor’s degree and four years of editorial research experience. Master’s degree preferred.
*Foreign language skills, or television background highly preferred. Science journalism background or being conversant in science topics also a plus.
*MS Office (Word, Excel)
*Excellent research, oral and written communication skills.
*High analytical and critical thinking skills.
*Strong attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision.
*Must exercise independent judgment and negotiate effectively and diplomatically under pressure.
*Must be organized, self-motivated, and resourceful.
*Must be able to solve editorial problems quickly and creatively; complete multiple, simultaneous assignments under tight deadlines; focus in a fast-paced, busy work environment.
*Understanding of video editing capabilities and limitations is a plus.

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About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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