Senior Vice President, Development

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Paramount Television Studios
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio's robust slate includes Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" (Amazon), "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix), "Maniac" (Netflix), "Shooter" (USA), "Berlin Station" (EPIX), "The Alienist" (TNT), "The Haunting of Hill House" (Netflix), "Catch-22" (Hulu), "First Wives Club" (Paramount Network), "Looking for Alaska" (Hulu), "Briarpatch" (USA), "Boomerang" (BET), "Shantaram" (Apple), "Dream Team" (BET), "The Contender" (EPIX) and "Snow Crash" (Amazon), among others. Paramount Television Studios is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

Overview and Responsibilities

Job Summary 

Are you a self-motivated, self-starter? We are seeking a Senior Vice President of Development who will be responsible for the day-to-day development and productions of the TV studio's annual slate.


Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

*Oversee the development of new scripted series from concept to series for distribution on multiple platforms

*Supervise series once in production

*Identify, solicit, evaluate new IP and development ideas/concepts for series

*Give script notes on projects and point key packaging discussions

*Provide input to business affairs on deals 

*Share key talent, pitches & coverage with team

*Lead team of executives on each project

*Develop and maintain relationships with talent (writers, producers, directors, actors, authors, filmmakers, etc.)

*Provide ongoing guidance on casting decisions

*Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio partners and outside producers on all creative and production issues

*Manage special projects and assignments as required

*Lead and mentor more junior team members

* Other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Basic qualifications:

* 10-15 years of related experience with demonstrated roles of increasing responsibility

*Deep understanding of the scripted series development and production processes

*Strong relationships with agents, managers, writers and producers

*Significant knowledge of the network television and streaming television landscapes


Desired skills/experience

* Bachelor’s degree preferred

* Strong development history and talent for identifying unique material

* Creativity and curiosity

*Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management.

*A self-starter, who is assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated

*Ability to multitask and manage complex projects

*Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills

*Ability to negotiate and effectively reach resolution

* Self-motivated, self-starter

* Extensive experience working with filmmakers and creators

* Excellent communication and writing skills

* Proficient Word and Excel skills


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