Hulu’s Originals department is seeking an Executive Director, Unscripted Content Production to join our growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing physical production on a slate of projects being produced by third party studios for Hulu’s rapidly expanding slate of Original unscripted documentaries and series. Applicants should have a strong knowledge base of budgeting, scheduling, and all physical production aspects from pre-production through delivery. This role may also extend to ABC Entertainment projects based on candidate qualifications and experience.


  • Oversee production by Hulu’s third-party studio/production company partners, from development through launch.
  • Analyze and negotiate budgets and production schedules submitted by studios/production companies.
  • Provide expert advice on aligning creative goals to Hulu's budget parameters.
  • Track and monitor production spend, evaluate overage requests, propose recommendations for budget changes to meet internal targets.
  • Work closely with the Hulu Content team to evaluate creative material from a production perspective and provide internal budget forecasting and target budgets prior to greenlight.
  • Oversee and manage production and make sure we are on track to meet launch goals.
  • Review and approve studio/production company crew hires, production personnel, etc.
  • Evaluate and recommend potential production companies.
  • Actively identify and evaluate alternative production models.
  • Assess production risk and advise on locations, insurance, production bonds, etc.
  • Prepare internal Production Reports for all assigned projects and update key stakeholders during weekly Production and Scheduling meetings.
  • Lead communications regarding production matters throughout project lifecycle to ensure internal partners (Creative, Post, BA, Legal, Scheduling, Marketing, and PR) are always aligned.
  • Constantly be focused on optimizing our Originals production process and management through technical advancements, workflow improvements and strategic ideas.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of work experience in unscripted production management, either freelance or as a studio executive at a Director level or higher. Scripted experience is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects physical production, from pre-production through delivery including music.
  • Strong knowledge of production budgets, crew rates, union rates and rules, tax incentives, production locations, facilities, and market trends.
  • Experience in domestic and international locations with producer and crew contacts preferred.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Extensive television/digital production contacts with vendors, producers, studios, executives, talent, etc.
  • Passion for TV and new media, and strong desire to be part of an industry that is quickly changing.
  • Great business judgment, proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an evolving and fast-paced, flexible environment, prioritizing and handling multiple projects concurrently.
  • A problem solver’s attitude and flexible, creative thinking.
  • A sense of partnership with Creative, Post, Business Affairs, Legal Affairs, Marketing, and Finance teams.
  • Hands-on knowledge of budgeting and production software, including Movie Magic Budgeting/Scheduling, various cost reporting software, Scenechronize, etc. preferred.
  • Live within commuting distance from Hulu (LA)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Job ID 896815BR

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