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Head of Virtual Reality

NBC


Location:
Universal City, CA
Date:
09/22/2017
2017-09-222017-10-21
Job Code:
36206BR
NBC
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Head of Virtual Reality

Jobid 23768-381932

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36206BR

**Job Title** Head of Virtual Reality

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** Film Headquarters

**Posting Category** Motion Pictures

**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. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City

**Responsibilities**

The Position:

The Head of VR will work alongside the chairman of the studio’s team to develop and execute a comprehensive vision for Universal Pictures’ VR/AR content that aligns with the studio’s existing businesses and film slate. The ideal candidate will have extensive VR / AR industry and technical knowledge paired with strong business acumen. The Head of VR will be tasked with setting up and executing the strategy of maximizing the studio’s IP across content categories (360 video, interactive, etc.) and distribution channels (mobile, LBVR, etc.).



Responsibilities:

• Create and manage a slate plan for VR / AR projects across the studio, aligning content plans among Production, Marketing, Gaming, Home Entertainment, and other groups.

• Collaborate with Distribution, Strategy and Technology teams to develop, execute and monetize a clear distribution strategy for VR content, including platforms, windowing, and exclusivity decisions.

• Work directly with third parties (in conjunction with other internal stakeholders) to draft and execute agreements with funders, technology companies, creative teams, and other potential VR / AR partners.

• Track and translate upcoming VR / AR trends into specific studio initiatives and educate studio executives on these opportunities.

• Build a vision for how VR / AR will improve production processes, create immersive consumer experiences, and continue to push the studio to innovate in other ways years into the future.

**Qualifications/Requirements**

• 2+ years working within the VR / AR marketplace.

• 7+ years as a strategy or business development executive.

**Desired Characteristics**

• Strong passion for innovative storytelling and emerging technologies.

• Deep understanding of VR / AR technology across the value chain (HMDs, cameras, software, engines, etc.) and view of where those technologies are likely to go in the future.

• Extensive relationships within the film production and VR / AR community in order to source partnership opportunities.



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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