Full Time Job

Director, Production


Knoxville, TN 09-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Director of Production creates and develops new original programming for HGTV, as well as manages all aspects of original commissioned productions. The Director also reviews and steers show treatments, scripts, music, production, show cuts to ensure brand specifications and excellent production standards and manages ongoing series. They are also responsible for identifying and developing new talent.

• Directs and manages all aspects of the original programming projects
• Identifies and develops original programs important to the network
• Ensures production quality and adherence to established budgets and schedules
• Takes pitches and develops internal programming concepts
• Directs professionals who oversee the implementation of original programming projects
• Communicates brand strategies with production community
• Is accountable for the performance and results of a team, adapts plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
• Makes decisions guided by established goals and objectives
• Employees will also perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• Have knowledge of acquisitions, international concepts, and working with distributors

• BS/BA from an accredited institution
• Minimum of 7 years of experience at production company or network
• Showrunner experience preferable
• Knowledge of brand specific lifestyle programming and popular culture related to television programming
• Knowledge of brand specific tools, trends, styles, methods and materials
• Knowledge of production
• Ability to balance entertainment and information in programming
• Ability to identify, analyze and effectively critique content and storytelling
• Ability to manage the production process from concept to air or to other platforms
• Excellent writing skills
• Negotiation skills
• Attention to detail, accuracy
• Strong organizational skills with ability to act independently and responsibly
• Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Must be able to work collaboratively with team members
• Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States
• Experience in a variety of unscripted genres is a plus
• Production experience for a streaming service is a plus
• Flexible location will be considered

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g33eq9-34-231-243-21-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.