Director, Unscripted Programming – Current & Development

Posted: 12/18/2019

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

The Director, Unscripted Development & Current will report directly to the SVP, Alternative Development & Production for USA & SYFY. The job function will be ideating, developing and generating ideas for unscripted content. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a strong passion for unscripted television.

  • Work with SVP & VP to develop and produce all USA/SYFY unscripted programming
  • Help develop new and current programming including identifying and securing new talent for projects in development
  • Field pitches, provide notes on cuts and scripts and work with all network departments to coordinate new series launches
  • Guide editorial on pilot/presentations
  • Occasionally attend shoots (may require travel)
  • Build and maintain relationships with production and/or co-production partners
  • Performs other related duties as required by management

  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 6+ years of television development experience
    • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume through to be considered
    • Willingness to work in Los Angeles, CA
    • Must be willing to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

    • Passion for unscripted programming
    • Demonstrated experience developing creative ideas into viable pilots/presentations
    • Hands-on experience from both a production and development stand-point
    • Strong writing and interpersonal skills

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