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Vice President, Development

Organization: Fuse Media
Date Posted: 8/29/2017
City: Los Angeles
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Media
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Based in our Glendale, CA headquarters, Fuse Media is currently seeking a Vice President of Development. The VP will be responsible for handling the development process from ideation to post-production.  The role will serve as a key member of Original Content Team, contributing to strategic planning, content lens, channel management and be responsible for executing programming strategies through the development process. This position is responsible for researching and vetting new program ideas and genres for the channel. The position as an individual contributor will also be an idea generator, responsible for proactively coming up with innovative show ideas and creating new programs for in-house development.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Responsible for bringing a steady flow of quality and cost-effective ideas and projects to the network, both from external sources and through internal ideation • Cultivate unique, compelling and brand-appropriate content • Supervise the development of potential new series from concept to pilot • Flesh out internal concepts and create materials to pitch up internally; including writing treatments, creating talent lists and beating out formats • Liaise with the Legal team to ensure all deals are moving forward and closing in a timely manner • Liaise with the Production Management team to insure all concepts are fully realized with appropriate deliverables, budget and calendar support throughout all stages of development • Liaise with the Short Form Content team to ensure all concepts are properly aligned with linear concepts • Develop and maintain relationships with the production community and independent producers; solicit topics from prospective producers as well as research, conceive and create fresh, new ideas

 

QUALIFICATIONS
• 10+ years of related development experience (production experience a plus) in a tv or media environment • Bachelor’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of skills, training and hands-on experience • Must have a deep knowledge of and passion for music, pop culture and unscripted content • Strong development history and talent for identifying unique material • Must have the ability to identify producers, production companies, directors and talent necessary to develop successful series for Fuse • Proven record of demonstrated creativity with an ability to generate new ideas and translate them into high-quality programs • An independent thinker and idea-generator that is adept at managing a team of the same • Ability to manage outside producers, build credibility and strong working relationships with other internal partners • Outstanding editorial judgment and creative abilities, verbal and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, prioritization, motivational and business management skills • Knowledge of all aspects of contemporary production and post-production capabilities.

Fuse Media is an independently owned multiplatform media company reflecting the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fastgrowing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience. The company’s media brands include the Fuse and FM linear and video-ondemand (VOD) channels; Fuse.TV online and mobile websites; the Fuse TV mobile and over-the-top (OTT) apps; a podcast network; several branded social media channels; and live events. Fuse network is currently available in approximately 70 million households and FM reaches over 43 million households.

 

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