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  Manager, Development
Industry: TV Job Posted: 3/16/2015
Location: West Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: Intermediate
 

Job Description:

Role Purpose

The role will be responsible for supporting the EVP of Development in the development and production of new series along with the entire Development team.

Responsibilities

Program Development


• Take, evaluate, and respond to pitches and written submissions
• Participate in creative discussions on all stories, outlines and scripts in development
• Responsible for all department development and competitive reports including develop comprehensive writer lists for open writing assignments, tracking writers, directors, and projects for UCP
• Participate in key creative decisions regarding pilot production
• Watch all cuts and understand the editorial process for pilots
• Charged with being the first to read and evaluate material determining project & creative value for the team
Internal Project Management
• Participate in the pilot and series greenlight processes
• Participate in the pilot production process including but not limited to staffing writers, directors, key department heads, cast lists and selection
• Ongoing participation in key casting decisions
• Understand how to manage ongoing legal and S&P issues

External Relationship building

• Represent the studio interests at industry events, showcases, festivals and shows
• Scout and report on plays, readings, independent movies , writers, producers, on/off air talent
• Establish and maintain relationships with talent (writers, producers, directors, actors, authors, filmmakers, playwrights)
• Establish and maintain relationships with agent and manager community
• Attend agency meetings and other general meetings with EVP, Development and VP of Development

Qualifications/Requirements
Basic Qualifications


• Bachelor’s Degree or other equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in the television industry.
• Minimum of 2 years of administrative experience in television studio, network or production company setting

Eligibility Requirements

• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

• Passion for scripted content
• The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years of work experience in the television market with hands-on experience in development and production
• Able to exhibit flexibility, excellent communication skills and relationship building ability.
• Self-starters who are assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated.
• A willingness and ability to travel, as required.
• Proven skills in program scheduling and knowledge of network operations.
• Computer proficiency in Excel and Word a must.
• Candidate must have strong relationships throughout the agent and creative community
• Experience working with writers
• Design/Keynote and editing skills are a bonus
• Passion for scripted content
• The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years of work experience in the television market with hands-on experience in development and production
• Able to exhibit flexibility, excellent communication skills and relationship building ability.
• Self-starters who are assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated.
• Proven skills in program scheduling and knowledge of network operations.
• Computer proficiency in Excel and Word a must.
• Candidate must have strong relationships throughout the agent and creative community
• Experience working with writers
• Design/Keynote and editing skills are a bonus




 

 

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