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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Content Development (Supervising Producer)

Jobid 23768-366765

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 33336BR

**Job Title** Content Development (Supervising Producer)

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** International UPHE

**Posting Category** Content Acquisition

**About Us** NBCUniversal’s international operations outside the US and Canada include film and television distribution, home entertainment distribution, channels, film and television production, theme parks and news operations. The company is led by Kevin MacLellan, Chairman. MacLellan is responsible for oversight of all NBCUniversal International’s businesses, as well as identifying and executing international growth opportunities for both NBCUniversal and Comcast Corporation. With more than 2,200 employees across 34 countries, NBCUniversal’s international portfolio consists of international channels delivering quality content to 176 territories across EMEA, Latin America and Asia; television production labels in both UK and Australia; a library of 4,000 feature films and 75,000 TV episodes for international television distribution; direct film distribution operations in 11 countries; direct home entertainment distribution operations in 7 countries with licensee relationships covering approximately 55 additional territories; CNBC International, which broadcasts across EMEA and APAC; Parks & Resorts operated through license agreements in Singapore and Japan; and an international NBC News team based in London.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United Kingdom

**State/Province** - -

**City** London


Key Responsibilities

Overall this role is key in identifying today the opportunities that will form the backbone of the UPHE Content Group’s slate in five years’ time. They are responsible for finding and/or developing new stories and ideas that will make successful content. Their primary role is to find new talent, cultivate creative relationships in the industry from Talent, writers, Agents, Directors, IP holders amongst others. They will liaise closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the content is developed to its fullest to enable the company to greenlight projects that will be able to maximise profits through a creative distribution strategy that delivers the content to a wide multi-platform audience.

• Actively engage in the wider market in search of new IP/ideas and business opportunities that would fit within the following key genres: Feature Film, Kids & Animation, Documentary, and Special Interest and that can be turned into profitable entertainment with the ability to persuade others to share their vision

• Responsible for coming up with the underlying premise of a production - create treatments and pitches tailored to a wide range of audiences including talent, agents and creatives

• Critically evaluate scripts & treatments and provide insightful critique.

• Work actively on the current development slate of projects across all genres both creatively and also in terms of management of admin and basic finance liaising with internal support functions such as legal & finance team.

• Research and develop new, unique, compelling concepts for distribution across NBCU owned and operated distribution platforms. This may include, for example, supporting the roll-out of new initiatives or windowing exploitation

• Secure necessary rights, select a creative team, produce the development budget and supervise the development process ensuring the subsequent delivery of the material necessary to greenlight the project.

• Aggressively develop, secure, and maintain good relationships with talent to work on potential projects to consider via liaising with agents, keeping abreast of industry and world news, seeking potential adaptive material etc.

• Work closely with the Content Strategy team to monitor market trends and proactively identify commercial opportunities for internal stakeholders to pick up (e.g. DTO projects, SVOD for key genres, etc.)


Key Skills and Experience


• Understand changing audience taste

• Have a passion for content and content making

• Enthusiastic about the UPHE Content Group brand

• Excellent experience in content development in varied genres

• Strong commercial acumen including prior experience interrogating financials and effectively budgeting for developments and productions

• Good contacts and knowledge in the industry with established relationships within all of the major talent agencies, including an extensive producer, director & production house network

• An enthusiasm for and interest in popular entertainment. A passion for film, documentaries, special interest and kids and family content

• An understanding of and the ability to interpret editorial intentions and to contribute to the generation of ideas

• Dynamic & outgoing with strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functions and at all levels within the organisation and externally.

• Entrepreneurial mind-set – flexible, discreet and good at problem solving

• Excellent communications skills – ability to lead constructive dialogue with sensitivity and tact

• Ability to operate flexibly to work as a member of a small team and to manage a variable workload

• Ability to work unsupervised, exercising initiative and assessing priorities but referring issues upwards where appropriate

• Resilience and stamina to sustain performance when under pressure from tight schedules and conflicting priorities

• Excellent administrative and organisational skills

• Excellent project management skills – able to prioritise, set a critical path, manage complex stakeholder networks across a large number of projects within challenging deadlines

• Solid knowledge of technology and content value

• Consumer-centric mind-set - understands motivations and identifies and utilises market trends to influence potential ideas

• Comprehensive understanding of the millennial demographic as it relates to content and how it is digested

• Excellent influencing skills, able to confidently liaise with and secure support from senior stakeholders both external and internal

• Confident and credible presenter, able to present to large and diverse groups

• Ability to work independently as an ‘in-house indie’ within a ‘big studio’ environment

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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