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Manager, Originals – Unscripted Formats (DBT)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10012849 Location Burbank, California, United States Business ABC Date posted Aug. 04, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Disney Branded Television is seeking an Unscripted Series Manager who will be an exceptional addition to our Unscripted Content team. As an Unscripted Series Manager at Disney Branded Television, you will help manage the development and production slate of Unscripted Disney+ Originals with a focus on premium-quality unscripted docu-series and formats across all genres.

The right person for this role is a highly self-directed and enthusiastic problem solver, with an ability to inspire and effect change through influence and collaboration. If you are someone who has a strong interest in & understands the unscripted development-to-series pipeline, is a true fan of all things pop culture and content, and has a unique sense of creativity, then this is a great role for you.


  • Supporting the VP of Unscripted Series on all aspects of creative development and production across multiple Unscripted Disney+ Original projects in various genres.

  • Develop a deep understanding of Disney Branded Television brand values, key demo target/s, and business objectives to help determine what original series will move the needle for the brand and generate significant commercial value.

  • Develop and leverage prod co and agency contacts to actively bring in on-brand, on-model projects.

  • Collaborate with the VP of Unscripted Series and Unscripted team to develop new unscripted concepts to achieve a best-in-class slate of projects.

  • Staying up-to-date on the latest trends and content for inspiration for ideas in development, talent, production talent, and beyond.

  • Work with creators, external partners, and Walt Disney Company stakeholders to develop and note treatments, sizzles, and cuts.

  • Drafting and creating materials for projects including but not limited to writing copy, concept decks, one-sheets, drafting sizzle/concept tap

Basic Qualifications:

  • A real love and deep knowledge of pop culture and content across multiple genres (unscripted and scripted). 

  • 5+ years of development and/or production experience at a network, production company or agency.

  • Strong creative writing abilities (writing samples a plus)

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality

  • Proactive problem solver with the ability to anticipate issues and alternatives

  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through

  • Ability to collaborate creatively with teammates and external and internal partners on various projects 

  • A commitment to identifying and elevating talent and stories from underrepresented groups.

  • A distinct creative voice. Confident in instincts but understanding the importance of the give and take in the creative process.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with talent and production partners.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

About ABC:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ABC Cable Networks Group, which is part of a business we call ABC.

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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