Disney ABC Television Group Director, Current Series, Disney Channels Worldwide in Burbank, California

The Director, Current Series for Disney+ and Disney Channel will be responsible for creative oversight of all facets of production, such as evaluating and giving notes on scripts and cuts, casting, hair/makeup/wardrobe, as well as post production. Duties also include working closely with all internal Disney+/Channel departments (talent, programming, social media, brand management, and marketing) to keep everyone apprised of each series. This person will liaison with agents, managers, and the creative community to identify potential showrunners, writers and directors for every project.

Responsibilities : Work closely with VP of department and supervise every aspect from pre-production to post production on current series (including script/cut notes, writing loglines, attending table reads, run-throughs, and on-set oversight of physical production).

  • Develop strong relationships and work very closely with executive producers to deliver the highest quality content for the Disney platforms

  • Oversee ongoing episodic casting while working closely with our internal talent department

  • Utilize existing and newly developed relationships with agents, managers and the creative community to recruit the best writers/producers and directors for our series.

  • Track competitive development/programming, kids’ trends, interests, values and pop culture.

  • Prepare internal moving forward documents as needed in preparation for each series' greenlight and subsequent season pickups

  • Attend focus groups as needed

Basic Qualifications :

  • A minimum of 5 years working in live action multi-camera and single camera comedy series

  • Excellent ability and knowledge of effectively articulating story and character structure and development with showrunners a must

  • Entertainment industry contacts with agents, managers, executives, writers, directors required.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Knowledge of kids’ audience and values a plus

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience

Job ID: 616020BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.