Full Time Job

Executive Producer, Programming

A+E Networks

New York, NY 01-25-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Original Programming (Network and Studio)
A+E Networks is not in the television business. It's in the storytelling business. Our job is to bring consumers new ways to experience those stories. We get up every day excited to discover new talent, narratives and characters, and live for any chance to shepherd a great idea through development to air.

A+E Networks has an Executive Producer opportunity in the New York office on the A&E programming team both researching and generating internal series and specials concepts, and overseeing their editorial execution through to air.


Executive Producer, A&E Programming:
• Develop and oversee quality programming for the network that achieves or exceeds rating goals
• Research and identify internal concepts that align with A&E's programming strategy
• Identify and track potential talent for both series and specials
• Research trends and track emerging formats across the competitive landscape
• Ensure that proposals meet Ad Sales, ratings and finance criteria
• Work as a liaison to ensure deal making between network and production company
• Maintain high degree of knowledge of current events and trends
• Identify new resources for idea generation, and sourcing for potential talent
• Serve as the internal and external face of the brand
• Effectively articulate the brand strategy to ensure that programming is on-brand
• Manage external on-air talent
• Work cross-functionally with departments including Business & Legal Affairs, Publicity, Marketing, Social, etc. to see projects through to completion

On our team, you'll have the opportunity to put all your creativity and love of television to work in a supportive environment with likeminded people. You'll learn that all ideas are welcome on our collaborative team.

• BA/BS Degree
• 5+ years of Production/Programming experience at a major cable network
• Strong time management and multi-tasking skills needed and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Proven track record of generating series and specials concepts for cable and/or streaming outlets
• Detailed-oriented and extremely organized
• Must have the ability to work independently, efficiently and be able to meet deadlines under strict time constraints
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Maintain awareness of competitive set
• Must be able to handle confidential information
• Must be able to negotiate budgets to achieve cost-efficient programming
• Must be well-versed in changes and trends in the industry to keep A&E on top
• Must be able to articulate network strategy to producers
• Previous employment at a production company a strong plus
• Ability to shoot and edit development reels a strong plus
• Casting experience preferable

Company Profile
A+E Networks

At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.