Development Executive - Unscripted

Fox Sports Los Angeles, CA

About the Job

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX Entertainment is looking for a Development Executive to be responsible for contributing to the creative strategy for Fox.He/she/they will supervise the development of new unscripted content, from concept to series, as well as oversee all aspects of production for new and returning shows. The Executive will be in charge of the overall creative activities related to the tracking, soliciting, procurement, evaluation, development, and oversight of the Network's shows and pilot projects. He/she/they will also oversee every aspect of their shows, including taking responsibility for the creative decisions made with producers and all internal departments (casting, marketing, scheduling, research, etc.).We will consider rising Managers, Directors, and established VP candidates.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee shows (varying from pilots and series) from creation to airing - casting, directors, music, etc, and generate creative notes for projects in active development as well as Current series
  • Take and evaluate pitches and scripts for potential development
  • Build the seasonal development slate
  • Attend staff meetings and reporting the status of shows
  • Make sure all department are working cohesively to make our Programming successful
  • Take general meetings for future development and staffing
  • Track competitive projects
  • Create writer and director lists; read and evaluate script submissions
  • Network, mentor, and staff a diverse, inclusive group of high-quality writers and directors for Fox shows


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor's degree and at least five years of development experience, at a network, studio, or agency, specifically in the unscripted genre
  • A creative self-starter and "idea machine" who proactively brings in good ideas and is capable of managing a project from idea generation through identifying creative talent, developing the project, and overseeing all facets of production
  • A sense of wit, sophistication, and appreciation of quality, cutting edge programming, and demonstrate a commitment to fresh ideas and non-derivative programs
  • A collaborative personality that puts people at ease with the often-difficult development process as well as the business acumen to navigate complex deal-making waters to accomplish the ultimate programming goals
  • Proven organizational team player who can adapt to change and deal with unexpected obstacles within a fast-moving and fluid organization
  • Pre-existing contacts and relationships in the creative community (agents/managers/producers, etc.) in with the ability to identify and gain access to top-level and up-and-coming talent
  • Experience managing budgets and physical production, particularly in scripted genres
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate digital media with television programming
  • Knowledge, passion, and commitment to the digital frontier


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.