Vice President, Production
Discovery CommunicationsNew York, NY
Full Time Job
The VP Production for TLC will be responsible for executing on editorial and managing program related logistics through the production and development process.
* Network is open to position being based in Los Angeles, New York, or Silver Spring, Maryland office location.
• Oversee the development and production of original programming and programming elements for TLC, including pilots/specials, series both long form and mid/short form.
• Supervise editorial over outside production companies on multiple series/specials simultaneously and in coordination with internal departments to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of programs and program related materials.
• Collaborate with Executive Producers on specified projects to help ensure that creative and network imperatives are being met.
• Review scripts, casting, budgets, creative documents, cuts and other materials for development and production.
• Evaluate proposals, producer’s work, and refine as needed in preparation for (and throughout) production.
• Inform and involve key departments on projects throughout all stages of the pipeline to maximize their value to the company.
• Develop and maintain relationships with the production community and independent producers.
• Participate in the analysis and development of new ideas and pitches.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of skills, training and hands-on experience.
• 8-10 years hands-on development and production experience in long-form and short-from non-fictional genres, general entertainment, and/or LIVE TV events.
• Proven record of demonstrated creativity with an ability to generate new ideas and translate them into high-quality TV programs.
• An independent thinker and idea-generator who is also a team player.
• Proficiency in TV production economics and management.
• Ability to manage outside producers, build credibility and strong working relationships with other internal executives and generate commitment to goals.
• Knowledge of all aspects of contemporary production and post-production capabilities.
• Outstanding editorial judgment and creative abilities, strong verbal and written communications skills, and demonstrated leadership skills.
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States.