Planet Nutshell, a small animation studio that creates delightful visual stories for non-profits, education, and healthcare clients, seeks a dynamic, self-driven, and highly organized production assistant to help us keep the wheels turning and our clients happy. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in an agency or independent production studio environment.

Our new production assistant will:

  • Schedule projects as well as track and communicate project progress with clients
  • Assist with staffing and scheduling internal and external script writers, storyboard artists, illustrators/designers, animators, and sound designers
  • Coordinate production tasks with our internal staff and network of freelancers
  • Assist with production tasks as needed including light video and audio editing with Adobe Premiere
  • Provide initial response to client inquiries
  • Set meetings between clients and our staff
  • Prepare, send and track invoices and work agreements and contracts
  • Assist with writing and preparing proposals
  • Keep project deliverables on track using our internal project management tools
  • Maintain and update the Planet Nutshell web site as needed
  • Assist with planning, and writing blog posts, newsletters, and social media announcements
  • Maintain our client database
  • Research project proposal opportunities, as well as local, regional, and national networking opportunities
  • Conduct background research in support of ongoing animation projects


The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
  • The ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • The ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including written communication skills
  • Extreme proficiency in MS Office and Google Docs
  • Basic proficiency in Adobe Premiere
  • Familiarity with WordPress or similar CMS, as well as basic HTML knowledge
  • A background in media production, preferably animation
  • A belief in our mission to create media with social and environmental impact


This position is on-site with a 3-month trial period. Salary is dependent on experience.

Please reply with a resume and a statement about why you’d be great for this position at jobs (at) planetnutshell (dot) com.