VICE is the worlds preeminent youth media company & content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries & distributes its programming to hundreds of millions of viewers each month across digital, linear, mobile, film & socials. VICE includes an international network of digital channels; a television & feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; a book-publishing division; & an international TV network, VICELAND.
VICE's award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Canadian Screen Award, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, & Webby Awards, among others.
JOB TITLE: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: SVP, Studio, Canada
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop new & ongoing original unscripted content to enhance & build VICE Studios global unscripted content pipeline
- Lead the development & presentation of premium original concepts externally to Canadian market & internationally for co-productions as part of VICE Studios global development slate
- Identify new talent, market trends & multiplatform specific needs; contributing to internal development strategy for VICE Studios Canada
- Oversee production of all development sizzles, demos & pilots
- Build & oversee the development of original market materials, inclusive of research, securing rights & clearances, presentation decks, & talent contracts
- Assist with all development to green-light projects, in cooperation with Head of Production & Series Producer
- Research & track broadcast, OTT & multiplatform trends across media landscape
- Maintain strong commissioner contact base
- Set financial & creative benchmarks for new development
- Cultivate a stable of series producers, directors & writers to execute new development
- Develop strong, trusting relationships with internal & external teams, partners & clients; with a goal to inform VICE Media business lines on new development & insights
- Maintain clear workflow & improved communication of the development pipeline across VICE Studios Canada
- Work with SVP, Studio, Canada to find opportunities to generate additional revenue with current clients
- Assemble presentations as required
- Minimum of 8+ years experience in a production role, with senior experience as a Series Producer or equivalent related position
- University or College degree, preferably in one of these areas of focus; film, liberal arts, media, business
- Familiarity with all aspects of video production & production budgets
- Familiarity of Canadian CAVCO requirements & funding regulations
- Track record of successful greenlights
- Continually drive for results & highest quality standard
- Highly developed interpersonal & communication skills
- Must be hard-working, determined, self-motivated
- Confident on Excel, Keynote/Power Point mandatory
- Strong computer skills & knowledge of other platforms
- Written & spoken French an asset
***This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of Vice Media are expected to perform tasks assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties***
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