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Disney ABC Television Group VP - Programming & Development in Burbank, California

The Freeform Original Programming team is seeking a qualified candidate for a VP, Programming & Development role. This executive will be a senior member of the creative team and help the network build its brand through the development of innovative scripted series.

Responsibilities :

  • Implement the creative strategy as defined by the senior leadership team to grow unique, compelling, and Freeform brand-appropriate scripted series content

  • Develop and oversee the production of scripted series from pitch through pilot

  • Develop and maintain relationships with talent (writers, producers, directors, actors, authors, filmmakers, playwrights), identifying the creators and show runners of tomorrow and actively pursuing business with them

  • Generate new show ideas/concepts and field pitches from outside producers

  • Interface with studio and production executives on pilot and series production issues

  • Partner with all network Scheduling department on series launches, stunts, press, marketing and general programming needs

  • Collaborate with other Freeform departments on various issues (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.) through development and production

  • Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio and outside producers on all development, production and programming issues

  • Manage special projects and assignments as required

  • Lead and mentor more junior team members

  • Manage an administrative assistant

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications :

  • Significant experience developing and/or producing commercially successful scripted series

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the creative process from concept through pilot production

  • Strong existing relationships with production companies, agents, writers, directors, producers, etc.

  • Demonstrated creative and development skills

  • Self-motivated to develop new ideas and build new talent relationships

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management

  • Ability to multitask and manage complex projects

  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills

  • Be proficient in multiple forms of social media

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of the Freeform demographic

  • Experience at a studio or large production company selling projects to TV networks

  • Meaningful experience developing scripted drama series

Required Education :

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Job ID: 645795BR

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.

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