Full Time Job

Director, Drama Programming


Los Angeles, CA 06-08-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world's most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell's Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment's long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home, Rescuing Christmas), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, Snake Oil, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.


We have a great opportunity for a Director, Drama Programming! In this exciting role, the Director, Drama Programming is an integral member of the team playing a crucial role bridging the administrative duties of a junior executive with senior level creative responsibilities. The Director, Drama Programming is responsible for packaging and putting projects into development, steering the creative direction of our projects, oversight of current shows on our air-from creative direction to more logistical details, and interfacing with all departments in the company as well as external entities.

• Take and evaluate pitches and scripts for potential development
• Take general meetings for future development and staffing
• Build the seasonal development slate
• Analyze and generate creative notes for projects in active development as well as current series
• Put quality series on the air
• Interface with other departments re: current shows
• Make sure all departments are working cohesively to make our programming successful
• Create, maintain, and update reports pertinent to drama development
• Create writer and director lists
• Read and evaluate script and DVD submissions
• Staff high-quality writers and directors who are appropriate for FOX
• Keep information flow current and efficient within the department
• Track competitive projects

• 5-7 years experience at an agency, studio, network or production company
• Strong knowledge of television writers, producers, casting directors, and talent
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to interact with executives, producers, and others in the development community
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, basic web-savvy, PowerPoint

• Bachelor's degree


At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $90,000.00-140,000.00 annually for California. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz0yv7-34-239-170-244-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $90,000 to $140,000 Per Year ($ USD)