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SVP, Creative and Cultural Diversity

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010963 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business FX Networks Date posted Aug. 22, 2020

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

FX Networks

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shōgun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films, and short-form award-winning original programming in the evening.

JOB DESCRIPTION

SVP, Creative and Cultural Diversity, FX Networks and FX Productions

The SVP, Creative and Cultural Diversity is responsible for the development and execution of programs, and initiatives to produce a diverse, welcoming and inclusive workforce and culture across FX Networks, FX Productions and all FX original programs.  On these issues, the SVP will be a key inflection point in the interaction between all FX Creative and production staff and FX talent, showrunners, producers of any FX series.  In this role, the SVP will partner with leaders across FX to strengthen our brand with diverse audiences, consumers, distributions partners, drive diversified content, and foster an inclusive work environment at all levels within FX and FX Productions that are consistent with the company’s brand and core values.  The incumbent will also collaborate with Talent Acquisition, Development, and Human Resources to attract, develop, and retain a workforce that mirrors our global audiences.   The SVP will report to the Chairman, FX Networks & FX Productions.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides subject matter expertise, coaching, and guidance to showrunners and producers to identify opportunities to advance diversity and inclusion, including the depiction of diverse talent and reviewing potential controversial content.
  • Leads outreach and market research to identify insights and business opportunities that are compelling and relevant to diverse audiences.
  • Develops and executes strategies consistent with FX culture to achieve a diverse and inclusive environment within all FX original series production.
  • Partners with leaders to create strategies and best practices that drive multicultural consumer and viewer growth and engagement for FX Networks.
  • Partners with senior leadership and WDT Diversity & Inclusion to establish programs and initiatives to drive employment engagement and inclusion. Identifies opportunities to advance diversity and accessibility.
  • Partners with Talent Acquisition and Human Resources on best practices to attract and retain a diverse workforce and deliver learning opportunities that deepen FX expertise regarding multicultural consumers.
  • Communicates and aligns multicultural strategies, also creates and facilitates forums to discuss common opportunities, challenges and best practices across FX Networks and FX Productions.
  • Identifies and guides FX Network’s social responsibility and community engagement efforts in partnership with Enterprise Social Responsibility leadership.
  • Builds and maintains performance metrics and tools that support business objectives.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years working at a TV or film content creation business.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute initiatives that require broad-based buy-in for success.
  • Positive and persuasive collaborator/influencer with the ability to lead and inspire change.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to integrate diversity and inclusion measures into company objectives—including industry benchmarks, leading practices and innovations.
  • Must be autonomous and decisive, able to oversee and manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Must be solution-orientated, finding innovative opportunities to improve the status quo.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About FX Networks:

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shōgun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films, and short-form award-winning original programming in the evening.

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 FX Networks, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call FX Networks.

FX Networks, LLC 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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