The Manager, Casting for Universal Television will be responsible for casting and talent management, including identifying new and upcoming talent, developing relationships for potential placement on a variety of programs, and managing the relationships between the creative executives/producers and existing talent. The role will report to the EVP, Talent and Casting. This position is based in the Universal City, CA offices.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Primarily responsible for covering/co-covering multiple projects and casting talent for Universal Television’s scripted programs
- Identify, hire, and oversee independent casting directors for each covering Universal Television project
- Work with writers, producers, talent, and studio/network executives to cast talent for pilots and current series
- Manage the flow of communication on talent matters between the studio, executive producers/showrunners, and network partners
- Develop and maintain relationships with talent agents and managers
- Attend theater performances, talent showcases, comedy clubs, and diversity & inclusion events on behalf of Universal Television in order to identify new talent
- Along with the senior-level executives, help to maintain and expand the department’s talent database

Basic Requirements:

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in casting for scripted productions
• Extensive and established relationships with talent, managers, and agents

Desired Characteristics:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Previous experience in casting for television programming is preferred
• Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully across a wide range of functional groups (e.g. Development, Business Affairs, Finance, Publicity, Marketing, and Legal)
• Established track record of successful multi-tasking, effective communication, and problem solving
• Polished with good interpersonal skills, creative sensitivity and diplomacy
• Team player who works well with others, exhibits flexibility, strategic thinker and articulate communicator