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Director, Current Programming


Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Director, Current Programming

Jobid 23768-374957

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 34915BR

**Job Title** Director, Current Programming

**Business Segment** NBC Entertainment

**Sub-Business** NBC Ent Universal TV Studios Programming

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


Job Purpose:

The Director, Current Programming will report to and work with the EVP, Current Programming and will manage aspects of Current broadcast, cable and streaming series for the studio.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Work in conjunction with the Drama and Comedy Development departments to transition shows that have been picked up from Development into Current series

+ Spearhead staffing efforts for Current team and serve as point Current exec for Agencies during staffing season

+ Liaise with our Network counterparts to ensure longevity of our Current shows by staying in step with our buyers’ objectives and finding appropriate creative solutions or compromises

+ Attend table reads, run-thrus and shoots, and work with show’s producers, studio production executive and network to solve creative and production-related issues

+ Provide notes on pitches, stories, outlines, scripts and cuts

+ Introduce new writers to the studio with the potential for future development

+ Work with Business Affairs to facilitate talent and production deals

+ Work with Production to ensure that agreed to concepts are fully realized in production

+ Build and maintain relationships with producers, directors, and production companies

+ Serve as liaison between production and other studio departments including consumer products, publicity, production, International, Home Entertainment, etc.

+ Work strategically with producers and network to continuously reinvigorate current series


Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree

+ Minimum 3 years in current or development capacity

+ Ability to cover both comedies and dramas

+ Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office and Google Suite

+ Minimum 6 years’ experience in television and have experience in development and/or productionEligibility Requirements:

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online

+ Willingness to work overtime and on weekends with short notice

+ Willingness to travel to location of our productions on a moment’s notice – passport should be current

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

+ Must have work authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics:

+ Experience in scripted television development or current programming, ideally from either a production or a development stand-point – network, studio or pod

+ Team Player who works well with others, exhibits flexibility, is a voracious reader, avid TV watcher, strategic thinker and articulate communicator

+ Forward-thinking, proactive problem solver who presents ideas and solutions and has the ability and confidence to cover series on their own and work with individuals with widely varying personalities

+ Assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated self-starter with a passion for TV

+ Polished with good interpersonal skills, creative sensitivity and diplomacy

+ Innovative and entrepreneurial with ability to anticipate/be proactive

+ Strong relationships with Agents, Managers, writers, directors and producers

+ Relationships with broadcast and cable counterparts a plus

+ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high energy 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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