Production Staffing Coordinator, Global Broadcast & Events

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, tenacious, and impeccably-organized production staffing coordinator for its global events and broadcast teams. The position will report to the associate business manager, broadcast & events operations.

The primary focus of this role is to expertly and precisely manage time card submission, tracking, and accounting in support of the broadcast production employer of record.  The ideal candidate is a highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual with outstanding communication abilities and experience in automated payroll systems. This position will require a flexible schedule to accommodate night and weekend work in line with the production schedule.

Responsibilities

  • Manage weekly approval and submission of contractor timesheets and expenses to ensure payments are made on time and for the accurate amount.
  • Coordinate and facilitate new vendor onboarding and I9 verification.
  • Create and manage project creation and payroll workflows within digital timecard management system.
  • Support financial operations related to employer of record payroll including invoicing, coding, budgeting, reconciliation, reporting, and projections, working closely with Blizzard’s accounts payable team and the broadcast & events business operations team.
  • Partner with employer of record to analyze, report on, document, and improve production payroll systems and business processes.
  • Develop and facilitate training for production team members and staff on employer of record requirements, processes, and best practices.
  • Perform continuous quality checks on timesheets to ensure they are entered correctly per the specific regional, project, and contractor requirements
  • Request and monitor payroll adjustments to rectify payment imbalances and other concerns.
  • Partner with studio manager and production managers to maintain visibility and accurate records of staff schedules and attendance.
  • Prepare thoughtful, informative, and supportive written & verbal communications to internal and external contacts.
  • Handle other administrative or operational duties as needed.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a payroll processing or payroll accounting role preferably in the broadcast or entertainment industry
  • Comfortable with a flexible schedule to accommodate night and weekend work in line with the production schedule
  • Working knowledge of state/federal labor regulations, with an emphasis on CA labor laws
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage a high-volume of projects simultaneously with efficiency, and with minimal errors
  • Able to act with discretion when handling confidential matters
  • Quick learner with self-starting, self-motivated personality
  • Exceptional attention to detail as well as the ability to see the big picture
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Able to evaluate, organize and report information in a clear and succinct manner
  • Problem-solving skills to eliminate issues and improve processes and efficiencies
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel; Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Pluses

  • Experience working in the broadcast or entertainment industry
  • A passion for gaming

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.


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