VP, E! Current Production

Posted: 1/10/2020

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

The VP, E! Current Production will report directly to the SVP, E! Current Production and is responsible for the creative oversight of selected shows from pre-production through post. This position will be involved in all of the high level creative discussions and decisions about casting, format, storylines, editorial and will help execute those decisions on assigned shows. This executive will be the main point of contact at E! for the production companies and will serve as the liaison internally at the company to communicate show creative and information to various departments.

The role requires a deep understanding of unscripted production (both in studio and the field) with knowledge of various genres including docuseries, comedic formats, talk shows and game shows.


-Serve as executive on selected shows with the primary focus of providing creative insights on format, storylines, casting, locations, etc.

-Provide notes and guide creative in principal photography as well as give editorial notes on all cuts from rough cut to locked picture cut.

-Problem solve show issues that come up along the way and present solutions to the SVP and greater team.

-Manage talent where necessary on selected shows.

-Serve as the point person for the production company at E!.

-Act as liaison to the marketing, publicity, ad sales, digital teams for assigned projects.

-Supervise and conceptualize the production elements of the digital/social materials that emanate from assigned shows.

-Attend shoots regularly (may require travel) and work with finance and production management to solve budget issues.

-Manage and communicate the flow of information, materials, dates, schedules to the SVP and greater team.

-Be an expert on pop culture and the lifestyle & entertainment space.

-Identify showrunners and producers with whom E! should be in business with.

-10+ years of current production experience and/or development experience. This includes experience in the field on unscripted projects.
-Strong relationships with industry professionals including showrunners and production companies.

-Strong storytelling abilities – able to guide episodic and series arcs.
-Great team player – collaborative and empathetic towards other team members.
-Passion for the brand and knowledge of pop culture.
-Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
-Understanding of unscripted production.
-Understanding of the current competitive environment.

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E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," “Very Cavallari,” "Total Divas," “Total Bellas,” "Botched,” and “Dating #NoFilter;” topical series “Nightly Pop,” and the return of the “E! True Hollywood Story.” “E! News” is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. The brand’s robust programming slate includes “E! News” and “Daily Pop,” along with digital shows: “E! News’ The Rundown,” “Face Forward” and “What The Fashion" on Snapchat. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and E! is also home to the “E! People’s Choice Awards,” the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

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