Director of Prime Time Television
The Jim Henson CompanyLOS ANGELES, CA
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How do I hire a Director of Prime Time Television? PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Director of Prime Time Television is a development position. The Director will be responsible for identifying new projects and talent in both comedy and drama for live-action and animation, will oversee development of series to pitch, and will be responsible for selling the development slate to the various networks, studios, and streaming platforms.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
• Responsible for building out relationships with writers, directors, agents, managers, and talent in the prime-time arena.
• Work closely with President of Television to creatively strategize building new Jim Henson Company IP.
• Oversee current production on certain prime-time series.
• Responsible for creating decks for projects to pitch and sell to networks and studios.
• The candidate will liaison with Public Relations, Legal, and the Creature Shops as needed during the development, pitching stages, and all aspects of the development and production process.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
• Excellent communication skills, including public speaking for presentations and pitches.
• Must have knowledge of tracking books, festivals, and news for story development.
• Ability to use discretion in dealing with high-profile clientele, talent, and press and maintain confidentiality.
• Effective and tactful communication with all levels of within and outside the organization required.
• A working understanding of the development and production process of television content.
• Excellent writing skills required.
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment a must.
• A working understanding of PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Microsoft Office.
Education and Work Experience
• A background in prime time television required and demonstrated knowledge of television development and production processes a must.
• The ideal candidate must have overseen projects in production or have prior production experience.
• Must have existing working relationships with networks, studios, writers, directors, and producers.