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Sr Director of Development - HGTV

Discovery Communications
Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Job Code
    115682592
Discovery Communications


Sr Director of Development - HGTV

US-MD-Silver Spring

Job ID: 25103
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Programming & Production
US-MD-Silver Spring

Overview

Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as HGTV, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, TRVL Channel and Food Network is searching for a Sr. Director of Development to join our team.

The Sr. Director of Development creates and develops new original programming for HGTV, as well as manages all aspects of original commissioned productions. The Sr. Director also reviews and steers show treatments, scripts, music, production, show cuts to ensure brand specifications and excellent production standards and manages ongoing series. They are also responsible for identifying and developing new talent.



Responsibilities

1. Directs and manages all aspects of the original programming projects
2. Identifies and develops original programs important to the network
3. Ensures production quality and adherence to established budgets and schedules
4. Directs professionals who oversee the implementation of original programming projects
5. Communicates brand strategies with production community
6. Is accountable for the performance and results of a team, adapts plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
7. Makes decisions guided by established goals and objectives
8. Employee will also perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned



Qualifications

* BS/BA from an accredited institution
* Minimum of 7 years of experience at production company or network
* Showrunner experience preferable
* Knowledge of brand specific lifestyle programming and popular culture related to television programming
* Knowledge of brand specific tools, trends, styles, methods and materials
* Knowledge of production
* Ability to balance entertainment and information in programming
* Ability to identify, analyze and effectively critique content and storytelling
* Ability to manage the production process from concept to air or to other platforms
* Excellent writing skills
* Negotiation skills
* Attention to detail, accuracy
* Strong organizational skills with ability to act independently and responsibly
* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Must be able to work collaboratively with team members
* Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups
* Must have legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI115682592

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Sr Director of Development - HGTV</b><br/><br/>US-MD-Silver Spring<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 25103<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Programming & Production<br/>US-MD-Silver Spring<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as HGTV, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, TRVL Channel and Food Network is searching for a Sr. Director of Development to join our team.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;">The Sr. Director of Development creates and develops new original programming for HGTV, as well as manages all aspects of original commissioned productions. The Sr. Director also reviews and steers show treatments, scripts, music, production, show cuts to ensure brand specifications and excellent production standards and manages ongoing series. They are also responsible for identifying and developing new talent. </p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Directs and manages all aspects of the original programming projects<br />2. Identifies and develops original programs important to the network<br />3. Ensures production quality and adherence to established budgets and schedules<br />4. Directs professionals who oversee the implementation of original programming projects<br />5. Communicates brand strategies with production community<br />6. Is accountable for the performance and results of a team, adapts plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges<br />7. Makes decisions guided by established goals and objectives<br />8. Employee will also perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* BS/BA from an accredited institution<br />* Minimum of 7 years of experience at production company or network<br />* Showrunner experience preferable<br />* Knowledge of brand specific lifestyle programming and popular culture related to television programming<br />* Knowledge of brand specific tools, trends, styles, methods and materials<br />* Knowledge of production<br />* Ability to balance entertainment and information in programming<br />* Ability to identify, analyze and effectively critique content and storytelling<br />* Ability to manage the production process from concept to air or to other platforms<br />* Excellent writing skills<br />* Negotiation skills<br />* Attention to detail, accuracy<br />* Strong organizational skills with ability to act independently and responsibly<br />* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment<br />* Must be able to work collaboratively with team members<br />* Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups<br />* Must have legal right to work in the United States</p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/4eayDzS4jYyguo6zuDrOw"> <p>PI115682592</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-21 Expires: 2019-12-22

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