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VP Programming

Company name
Discovery Communications, Inc

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Entertainment, Media, Tv, 100k

Posted on
Mar 21,2019

Valid Through
Jul 04,2019


Position Summary
Develop and execute network programming strategy. Conceive and create original programming, including series, specials, and stunts. Identify and develop new talent. Approves and guides creative and editorial decisions including casting, graphics and show titles.
1. Directs and controls a discrete original programming function typically for a network2. Brings a steady flow of quality, cost-effective original programs to the network or business segment3. Ensures production quality and adherence to established budgets and schedules4. Evaluates the performance of assigned aspects of the original programming function against desired outcomes5. Conducts complex, high profile negotiations to secure production and acting talent for original programs6. Directs subordinate directors who oversee assigned original programming activities7. Translates corporate programming strategies into short- and mid-term objectives for the function8. Sets, approves and adjusts some policies and major operating procedures9. Negotiates complex deals, often at top management level, that affect major aspects of functions performance10. Directs multiple managers and professional individual contributor staff11. Is accountable for the performance and results of teams focused on similar work, develops plans, including business, operational and/or organizational priorities12. Makes decisions guided by resource availability and short-term functional or brand objectives13. May spend up to 20% of time as an individual contributor performing assignments that require a higher level of experience or technical expertise than subordinates
* Typically requires BS/BA or MS/MA/MBA or other graduate degree in related discipline and at least 10-15 years of experience, including a management role* Certification is required in some areas* 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 the theory and techniques required to produce visual arts* Knowledge of video/print/media production* Knowledge and experience working in a variety of genres is essential (including genres outside of typical lifestyle programming like competition shows, live programs, occu-soaps, etc.)* Experience in both development and production is key* 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* Ability to act independently and responsibly* Ability to work collaboratively with team members* Negotiation skills* Proficient working with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook* Attention to detail, accuracy, and strong organizational skills* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment* Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Position may involve extensive travel to sets, meetings, etc. (may be as much as 20-30% of the time)* Employees will also perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States
New York City, New York, NYC, NY

Company info

Discovery Communications, Inc
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Company Profile
Discovery Networks International (DNI) operates one of the most extensive international television businesses in the media industry, delivering quality content designed to inform, entertain and inspire the world. Reaching over 1.6 billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories, Discovery delivers global appeal and local relevance, connecting with diverse audiences by providing context for the ever-changing world.

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