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VP, Production - National Geographic Content

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 948175BR Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Mar. 21, 2022

Job Summary:

The VP, Production will manage the day-to-day operation of production teams and the content they produce. The portfolio consists of marquis tentpoles, entertaining, brand-appropriate unscripted specials and series across multiple platforms, including Wild, NGC and Disney+. This VP works closely with the VP of Development to clearly manage the handoff from Development to Production to final delivery and airing of programs. This position reports to the SVP of Development and Production and manages production staff as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the production of premium and non-premium series and specials from development handoff through broadcast on multiple platforms.
  • Execute best in class storytelling to drive the production of commercially successful and critically acclaimed brand appropriate content.
  • Provide feedback on creation of content, approve editorial milestones such as treatments, scripts, outlines, and all cuts (Rough Cut, Fine Cut, Pix Lock).
  • Foster key production relationships both in office and in the field/location as needed.
  • Assist SVP on potential C-Suite level reports and projects as needed.
  • Collaborate closely with SVP and Production Management on all budgetary matters, while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
  • Manage weekly Production meeting for senior executives, Production Management and Programming.
  • Collaborate as needed with senior executives, production partners and other internal departments to communicate current project status.
  • Collaborate with the SVP of Development & Production on work related priorities to allow swift, nimble pivoting as needed on production.
  • Participate in industry panels and forums to represent company goals and needs.
  • Represent department’s goals and needs to any 3rd party companies that work with the company.
  • Mentor rising junior staff for future career growth.
  • Some travel domestically and internationally required.
  • Garner daily updates on full slate of content from Executive Producers.
  • Assign projects to Coordinator.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record developing/producing commercially successful and/or critically acclaimed unscripted series
  • Solid knowledge of the unscripted production process
  • Ideally, hands on experience Executive Producing long form unscripted series.
  • Ideally, experience developing/producing content focused on nature and the environment.
  • Strong relationships with unscripted production companies, agents, producers, etc.
  • Demonstrated creative and development skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management
  • Ability to multitask and manage complex projects
  • Comfort with budgets and schedules.
  • Solid judgement a must.
  • Interpersonal, team-oriented and decision-making skills.
  • Comfort presenting to small and large groups.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.


About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call National Geographic.

American Broadcasting Companies, 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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