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Vice President, Scripted Development

Fox News

New York, NY 03-08-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Vice President, Scripted Development to join Fox News Media (FNM), whose creative focus will be primarily developing original content for FNM, including FOX Nation, FOX Business, and FOX News. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking and inspired creative executive with significant experience in the development of television programs to become a key contributor to the development team at FNM. You will have the opportunity to develop new content, from concept to series, and manage all aspects of production for new shows.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage creative activities related to the tracking, soliciting, procurement, evaluation, development, and oversight of FNM projects
• Hear and respond to pitches; evaluate new project submissions to assess their value as it relates to the creative direction of all FNM properties
• Work with internal team to develop ideas and identify internal and external resources to produce them
• Oversee every aspect of the shows, including taking responsibility for the creative decisions made with producers and all internal departments (casting, marketing, scheduling, research etc.)
• Identify, collaborate and cultivate relationships with top writers, directors, producers, and the entertainment community at large (agents, managers, other studios executives) to communicate the needs of FNM and develop innovative concepts, scripts, and pilots
• Hear and respond to pitches; evaluate new project submissions to assess their value as it relates to the creative direction of all FNM properties
• Source IP and formats from a variety of independent sources for consideration
• Manage the entire development phases from original pitch to execution, providing notes in line with the vision of the project
• Act as the primary brand manager for each show, including providing creative thoughts on pitches, outlines, scripts, table reads, dailies, and rough cuts of episodes
• Guide, coordinate, and update various internal departments with the information required to successfully launch and maintain long term series assets
• Collaborate with Production, Business Affairs, and other departments and in order to supervise, from a creative standpoint, the pre, production and post-production activities of all shows.
• Work closely with marketing to ensure proper messaging as well as to create a comprehensive campaign that includes on-air, print, and online
• Responsible for lining up appropriate episodes to compete in a crowded television market to ensure the highest possible ratings

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• 10+ years of experience in content development with a significant tenure within either a Studio or established independent production company
• Experience packaging and selling shows to broadcast, cable, and streaming services; keen understanding of story-telling as it applies to the creation of winning, successful content
• Demonstrated ability to serve as a creative strategist in a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, and collaborative business environment, as well as a track record at selecting and developing material which is trendy, innovative, and compelling
• Strong, established relationships with key players in the TV industry, including talent, agents, production companies, producers, writers, etc
• The ability to function in a complex, fast-paced, and demanding environment; an entrepreneurial drive and passion for the business, the content, and the audience
• The ability to think outside the box and encourage this type of thinking among team members. An imaginative, innovative mind-set with a strong combination of creative sensibility and keen business acumen
• An excellent writer with strong communication skills and the ability to present his/her views in a clear and compelling manner
• Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills, including the ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment as well as diverse constituencies and both creative and business personality types

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Company Profile
Fox News

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks as the number one business channel on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.