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VP - Alternative Development (Freeform)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 744546BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Jan. 28, 2020

Job Summary:

The Freeform Current Series and Alternative Development team is seeking a Vice President to drive programming & development efforts for the unscripted department.


  • Under leadership of the SVP-Current Series and Alternative Development for Freeform, help grow the unscripted programming department into a valuable contributor of unique, compelling, and brand appropriate content
  • Oversee the development and current production of non-scripted series and specials
  • Self-generate show ideas and concepts, and field pitches from outside producers
  • Provide ongoing guidance on key casting decisions
  • Interface with production executives on all production issues
  • Partner with the Scheduling department on series launches, stunts and general programming needs
  • Collaborate with other Freeform departments on various issues (Business Affairs, S&P, PR, Marketing, Digital Media, etc.)
  • Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio partners and outside producers on all production and programming issues
  • Develop and maintain relationships with producers and talent in the unscripted series arena
  • Manage special projects and assignments as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record developing/producing commercially successful and/or critically acclaimed unscripted series
  • Solid knowledge of the unscripted production process
  • Strong relationships with unscripted production companies, agents, producers, etc.
  • Demonstrated creative and development skills
  • Self-motivated to develop new ideas
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management
  • Ability to multitask and manage complex projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of the Freeform demographic

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

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 International Family Entertainment, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

International Family Entertainment, Inc. 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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