• Senior Vice President, Scripted Development - AwesomenessTV

    Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA
    Brand
    ViacomCBS
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
    iCIMS ID
    2018-10976
  • About The Brand

    Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    AwesomenessTV, a multi-platform media company that is part of the Viacom family of properties, is searching for a dynamic and creative scripted development leader. This is an opportunity to shape and grow the leading entertainment brand dedicated to GenZ girls. In this role, you will lead the acquisition of creative content for Awesomeness Studios. This role will report into the EVP, Co-Head of AwesomenessTV.

     

    You will:

    • Develop slate of scripted series for Awesomeness
    • Identify content that aligns with Awesomeness’s creative vision
    • Guide continued growth of scripted series
    • Solicits new material and reviews submitted scripts
    • Execute and refine content development strategy for scripted series
    • Work cross-functionally with departments like Business & Legal Affairs to handle vendor/outside production company contracts
    • Guide show creators through script draft and production process
    • Handle negotiation factors to acquire content
    • Collaborate with Production, Post-Production and Marketing to see projects through to completion
    • Assists in the management of pre-production stages, such as budgets and casting
    • Guide approval process with executives for new content
    • Attends festivals and other events to help scout for creative talent and content
    • Build and foster relationships with the creative community to stay on top of the latest trends, talent, etc.
    • Help develop process and best practices for the Development team
    • Lead and mentor direct reports

    Basic Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience in scripted content development
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Experience in team management

    Additional Qualifications

    • Has substantial creative contacts and relationships
    • Extensive industry knowledge
    • Deep knowledge of and passion for target demographics
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment
    • Excellent project management and time management skills
    • Great problem solver and decision maker
    • Excellent writing skills

     

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