Vice President, Production

Posted: 4/22/2018

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Purpose
Responsible for supervising and managing all aspects of physical production for series, MOWs, miniseries and pilot productions including production planning, crew staffing, scheduling, budgeting, insurance, production and post-production.

Job Duties
  • Work closely with the creative teams, ensuring the best possible production process with all parties.
  • Support and elevate the creative goals for the production by making appropriate production, financial and logistical recommendations.
  • Work closely with the creative teams to successfully realize the vision of each show.
  • Find solutions to budgetary challenges while always maintaining the creative integrity of the project.
  • Vet and approve final budgets and schedules prior to distributing to networks.
  • Facilitate necessary approvals, materials and information among various departments in coordination with producers and supervisor.
  • Communicate effectively with Producers, Showrunners, talent and talent agents in the execution of their duties as the studio’s representative.
  • Research and outsourcing for production needs (i.e. identifying third party production companies for out-of-town shoots).
  • Continually monitor all projects in production with regard to schedule, budgets, meeting updates, etc.
  • Responsible for building a roster of network-approved line producers and other below-the-line staff.


  • Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in television production
  • Bachelor’s degree

    Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Willingness to travel and work weekends with short notice.
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA.

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable him/her to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • A strong understanding of the television production process and working familiarity with the various entertainment guilds and unions (including, without limitation, SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA and IATSE).
  • Flexibility and the ability to perform effectively under stress and meet deadlines.
  • Have a problem-solving approach.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Be highly self-motivated, well-organized and have a strong work ethic.
  • Experience building and working as part of a cohesive team.
  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally when required.

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    Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content for all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming includes: the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” the Golden Globe nominated “The Sinner,” “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G,” “The Purge” and “Suits” for USA Network; “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix; “Homecoming” for Amazon; “Dirty John” for Bravo; “Happy!,” “The Magicians” and “Channel Zero” for SYFY; “Impulse” for YouTube Red; and “The Arrangement” for E!. UCP’s content library also features critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy award-winning “Monk” as well as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Psych.” UCP is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

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