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VP, Alternative Development

NBCUniversal, LLC, Universal City, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


Job Purpose:
The VP, Alternative Development will report to and work with the EVP of Alternative Development to develop all broadcast, cable and streaming alternative programming and manage all related resources within the department

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Field pitches, identify trends, and help establish the strategic development goals for the Alternative department
  • Develop new and current programming, including identifying and securing new talent and IP for projects in development
  • Build and maintain relationships with buyers, talent, production and/or co-production partners
  • Identify new business opportunities, pursuing potential deals where appropriate
  • Attend and act as a studio executive on run-throughs, casting sessions, pilots and first season series
  • Provide notes on outlines, cuts and scripts
  • Oversee the development of formats, reality, crime and documentary series from initial idea through to creation of episodic bible. Create and edit written materials and video presentations in order to sell both internally and to potential partners
  • Work to enhance current relationships with broadcasters worldwide as well as to help establish new commitments on studio's behalf


Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 8 years work experience in the television industry with a focus on alternative/reality series.
• Minimum 5 years work experience in a production or development capacity
• Experience managing a team
• Proficiency in Keynote and MS Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics:
• Experience working for a studio or production company, ideally from both a development and a production stand-point
• Proven skills in program scheduling and knowledge of network operations
• Exhibit flexibility, excellent communication skills and relationship building ability
• Assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated self-starter
• Polished with good interpersonal skills
• Creative and passionate
• Innovative and entrepreneurial
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and high energy environment
• Team player with ability to work with others and collaborate to achieve goals
• Flexibility and an ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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