Production Coordinator (Art & Animation) (Pittsburgh, PA)

| Pittsburgh, PA
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Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that's where you come in!

Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million users and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC and English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test.

We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!

This role is an instrumental supporting partner in most creative projects at Duolingo—from our mobile apps and website to the brand voice and email newsletters, and even community events. At Duolingo, we take pride in and agonize over crafting a user-friendly (and fun) experience for everyone.

You Will...

  • Stay abreast of issues on the floor, anticipate potential issues and elevate information appropriately to Managers and Supervisors.
  • Communicate priorities and pertinent info effectively to artists, and assess their progress in meeting deadlines
  • Enter and maintain production data in the studio's production databases to reflect scheduled, in-progress, and completed departmental work. Collaborate with other coordinators and managers to keep all data accurate and up-to-date.
  • Ensure artists have what they need to complete their weekly assignments.
  • Work with key partners to break down creative briefs and, help assign work, and develop an initial pass at a production schedule with deadlines informed by artist bids and other key factors.
  • Respond to requests for information and assistance from those within and outside of the department.
  • Prep for reviews by building the agenda and encouraging artists to show work. Take notes, and document approvals. Distribute information to the department afterward as well as follow up on action items.
  • Handle the departmental meetings and calendar.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as filling out expense reports and that artist timecards have been filled out
  • Partner with Team Leadership to maintain a healthy team environment and culture.

You Have...

  • Minimum of 2 years Animation or equivalent industry experience
  • Proficiency in software like Shotgun, Asana, Google Suite, and MS Office suite.
  • Ability to prepare spreadsheets of varying complexity.
  • General understanding of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of production terminology and the production environment. Knowledge of animation terminology and environment a plus
  • Take direction when needed, take the initiative where applicable, and seek guidance when necessary.
  • Organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to multi-task a must.
  • Strong people skills; can work as part of a team or autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to work with discretion and be sensitive to confidential information
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to quickly learn is crucial.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a clear manner

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...

  • Some work experience in new media production or in a startup environment

We will do everything we can within reason to make sure that your interview takes place in an environment that fairly and accurately assesses your skills. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

We aim to return to office, and as such are requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Take a peek at how we care for our employees' holistic well-being with our benefits here.


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An Insider's view of Duolingo

What are some social events your company does?

I've really appreciated the high-touch, fun social activities that we've gotten to take part in – especially events like a virtual cooking class. I was so pleasantly surprised to get a personalized apron in the mail with my name on it, and learn how to make tacos from Duolingo's in-house chef!

Charlotte

Product Design

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are part of a business unit (The Duolingo English Test) that was recently spun off into its own product. This means we have some technical debt we need to pay off because we had a lot of rapid growth. Our team also tackles ambiguous problems requiring research and development. We brainstorm and try various ideas until we have a working solution.

Basim

Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

When I first joined, I had no prior experience with iOS development. But I was eager to learn, and Duolingo was willing to invest in me. Duolingo provided me with the mentorship and resources to not only learn iOS, but become proficient enough to now build a new app from the ground up.

Sammi

Engineering

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Duolingo feels like a family. “Duos,” as we call ourselves, are these great people who strongly believe in our mission of creating free and accessible education. They are fun-loving people, and it’s the kind of company where you feel comfortable enough to hang out with people after hours to play games or just joke around.

André

Engineering

What are Duolingo Perks + Benefits

Duolingo Benefits Overview

Duolingo ensures that all employees are taken care of and have the best experience possible while working here.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We even have organizations like club yoga and club rock climbing!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Fully paid parental and adoption leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Almost all corporate events are family-friendly!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We also have an additional two-week winter break for all employees. Duolingo also has an annual international retreat for all full-time employees.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Come as you are!
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Breakfast and Lunch are provided every day, cooked by our in-house chef!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yearly stipend for professional development
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

You also get to work with Duo!

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