Full Time Job

VP, Development


Sherman Oaks, CA 05-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

Senior-level executive position responsible for generating and handling a high volume of development projects for unscripted television produced by the company for multiple networks. Works with the development team to maintains an ongoing slate of projects and works closely with the casting and production teams to achieve prescribed creative, visual and editorial objectives for developing projects. This role is primarily remote.

Essential Functions
• Regularly monitor, track and report the progress of new and ongoing projects to the SVP and CCO.

• Discover, research and develop new and unique ideas, concepts, trends, and talent (for casting) with a primary focus on large scale formats for broadcast TV and streaming.

• Able to synthesize information from multiple sources, prioritize and track various tasks and projects, and organize and coordinate multiple activities for various events, in order to manage the workflows for all projects.

• Maintain, build and foster strong relationships with buyer across all networks and streaming platforms.

• Excellent verbal and written skills to articulate and present ideas, in the form of treatments, presentations, breakdowns or pitches, with persuasiveness, enthusiasm, and journalistic sensibility.

• Exceptional interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, and adaptability to work effectively with diverse groups using various communication methods.

• Demonstrate creative discernment and editorial expertise to develop compelling storylines and characters, and to oversee the preparation of sizzle reels by the production and post-production teams.

• Develop effective collaborations with team (junior staff), networks, senior executives and other third parties (cast, talent agencies, industry professionals).

• Supervise junior development associates by assigning tasks, overseeing workflows, assessing and developing associates' skill sets, and managing their overall performance on assigned projects.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Able to quickly and effectively adapt to changing priorities, unfamiliar environments, conflicting deadlines, and heavy workflows.

• Flexibility in scheduling to permit occasional work on weekends and nights.

• Monitor and assess relevant trends and demographics in pop culture, television, and social media, including but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook, Google Communities, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.

Qualifications and Skills
• 5+ years of television development experience working across a variety of formats

• 2-3 years of management experience (delegation and oversight).

• Detail-oriented and superior editorial/writing, organizational and time management skills.

• Strong organizational skills to track various projects and tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines in a timely manner.

• Effective and clear communication skills to adeptly perform heavy email and telephone correspondence.

• Proficient knowledge of production and post-productions processes and equipment to film and edit content.

Business Unit Overview

About Lionsgate Alternative Television

A division of global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Lionsgate Alternative Television is a major force in unscripted programming. Encompassing Pilgrim Media Group, Renegade 83, Blackfin, Whizz Kid Entertainment, Daisybeck Studios and the unscripted businesses of eOne in the US, U.K. and Canada, the group is responsible for a prolific roster of hit non-scripted franchises including Naked and Afraid, Street Outlaws, Wicked Tuna, Growing Up Hip Hop, The Yorkshire Vet and Ex on the Beach, as well as acclaimed limited series Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez and Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre. Lionsgate Alternative Television produces unscripted content across sports, documentary, historical, competition reality, true crime, family, game shows, dating and more.


$150,000 - $170,000

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwwk2k-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $150,000 to $170,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.