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  Director, Content Development & Acquisition
Industry: TV - Digital Job Posted: 4/17/2017
Location: West Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

The Director, Content Development & Acquisition - Scripted will play an important role in the continued growth of programming at Univision. This position will work with senior leadership to shape the future of entertainment programming and help drive the strategic direction of the Univision networks (Univision, UniMás, Galavisión). The successful incumbent will report to the President of Entertainment and have responsibility in all aspects of content development and acquisition.

  • Drive the development of content, as well as conceive and create fresh, new content ideas that further the vision of the network
  • Define and execute the content acquisition strategy for Univision, in domestic territories in the US
  • Develop and document acquisition plans, financial metrics and goals for senior management
  • Develops and oversees a slate of scripted series
  • Solicit appropriate programming and evaluate new submissions for consideration
  • Create and maintain a database of writers and directors
  • Primary liaison between the scripted department and all other network departments including, Production, Talent, Finance and Business Affairs
  • Represents Univision at key programming markets, conventions and other functions
  • Research and develop show ideas that originate from both internal sources and acquired pitches
  • Lead all aspects of content selection, financial analysis, forecasting, and technical requirements
  • Manage relationships with key content providers
  • Review scripts, casting, treatments and other materials for development and production


Required Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor degree in Radio, Television and Film, or related subject
  • 6 + years of scripted development experience at a network or production company for the general market or Hispanic market
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience at the Director level or higher at a network, studio, or active production company
  • Verbal/written fluency in English and Spanish
  • High level experience with scripted based shows of all formats
  • Proven ability to identify unique ideas and talent before it 'bubbles up' to broader public awareness and able to translate that into winning/successful programming
  • Strong relationships at agencies and studios
  • Able to independently supervise the development of a project from treatment to script phase
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are vital in order to liaise with a range of people and personalities, from channel executives to production staff, to talent agents and actors
  • Must be motivated, organized, and a self-starter

Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills and strong knowledge of script structure; must be proficient at writing notes and giving direction
  • Strong creative reputation with an established network of contacts and relationships within the industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are vital in order to liaise with a range of people and personalities, from channel executives to production staff, to talent agents and actors
  • Must have strong problem solving and decision making abilities and be able to manage conflict in a professional manner
  • Proficiency with common office software including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work from offices in Los Angeles
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has evolved into a top-tier multimedia company with 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 59 TV stations; 67 radio stations; online and mobile apps; products and content creation facilities. UCI focuses on delivering a branded experience everywhere its audience is, reaching 49 million unduplicated media consumers monthly across TV, Radio and Digital. As a mission-driven Company, UCI is committed to informing, entertaining and empowering Hispanic America.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) ha evolucionado para convertirse en una empresa multimedia del más alto nivel, con 17 cadenas de televisión de señal abierta, por cable y digital; 59 estaciones de TV; 67 emisoras de radio; aplicaciones en línea y para dispositivos móviles, productos y sedes para creación de contenido. UCI se centra en ofrecer una experiencia con la marca dondequiera que esté su audiencia, alcanzando a más de 49M de consumidores mensuales en todas las plataformas. Como Compañía impulsada por una misión, UCI se centra en informar, entretener y empoderar a la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos.

For more information, please visit www.Univision.net.

Univision is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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