The VP, Drama Development will report to and work with the EVP of Drama Development to develop new broadcast, cable and streaming series for Universal Television Studio.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Field pitches, identify trends, and help establish the strategic development goals for the Drama department
  • Develop new and current programming, including identifying and securing new talent for projects in development
  • Identify new business opportunities, pursuing potential deals where appropriate
  • Identify and pursue IP opportunities across all media
  • Find, develop and pitch new material to senior management
  • Provide notes on stories, outlines scripts and cuts for projects in development
  • Identify new writers with the potential for future development
  • Work with Business Affairs to close talent and production deals
  • Work with UTV Production, Executive Producers and network/streaming outlet to ensure concepts are fully realized in production.
  • Supervise the production of multiple pilots/series
  • Work with Executive Producers and UTV Production to solve budget issues.
  • Build and maintain relationships with executives, producers, directors, and production companies
  • Serve as liaison between production and other network departments including publicity, marketing, finance, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of narrative scripted series experience in development.

  • Experience with pitching, presenting, and selling content.

  • Experience with high end content and large budgets.

  • Extensive production experience

  • Bachelor's degree

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered

  • Willingness to work overtime and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics:

  • Creative and passionate

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial

  • Experience in television development and production

  • Strong relationships with Agents, Managers, writers and producers

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and high energy environment

  • Team player who works well with others
  • Knowledge of basic web technology

  • Leadership and mentoring skills

  • Experience in evaluating incoming pitches as well as developing pitches to take to market.

Job ID: 65212BR

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