Manager of Development
LightboxLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
LIGHTBOX- MANAGER OF DEVELOPMENT JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:
Lightbox is seeking an experienced, organized, and highly creative Manager of Development to join their LA team. The chosen candidate will support the LA-based VP of development, and UK based development team, in originating and developing premium factual content for a wide range of networks.
Collaborate with the team to originate new ideas.
Assist in research, people-finding, and casting.
Write one-pagers and help in the writing of long form decks.
Pull media, and create paper edit string-outs of casting tapes and sizzles.
Write and format layouts for decks, utilizing programs such as Pages and Keynote.
Proven experience as a researcher in development.
Strong writing and formatting skills for one-sheets and decks.
Great instincts at recognizing potential talent, unique untold stories, and a passion for finding unexpected worlds.
A working knowledge of the current unscripted marketplace.
Proficiency at casting interviews and drafting papercuts.
Able to work with both independently and collaboratively with development team members.
Experience working in development at a production company is a plus.
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: - Paid vacation; One-year contract with advance notice to renew; No health benefits; LA based position as we will be resuming going back into the office before end of year following COVID-19 protocols
Headquartered in Los Angeles and London, Lightbox is a multi-platform media company creating premium non-fiction content for a variety of distribution platforms including National Geographic, Discovery, Netflix, the BBC, and for theatrical distribution globally.
The company was founded by two-time Academy Award®-winning producer, Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) and two-time Emmy®-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (American High, LA92).
Lightbox's recent releases include: Tina, an HBO film revealing Tina Turner's incredible story; Hip Hop Uncovered, a major FX series revealing the unknown power brokers behind the music; Diagnosis, a ground-breaking Netflix Original medical-science documentary format; and Supervillain, a deep dive into the rise and fall of controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, airing on Showtime.
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