Development Manager, Unscripted (1)

VICE Media

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
<p><strong>ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://company.vice.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Media Group</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is the world’s largest independent youth media company.&nbsp; Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world.&nbsp; VICE's content has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts &amp; Sciences, Peabodys, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard and Webbys, among others.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes</span><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Refinery29</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;</span><a href="https://www.pulsefilms.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">PULSE Films</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; </span><a href="https://i-d.vice.com/en_us"><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">i-D</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and</span><a href="https://garage.vice.com/en_us"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Garage</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.</span></p>
<p><strong>VICE x Team</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Studios is an international television and feature film production facility from VICE Media, encompassing the development, production, financing and distribution of multi-platform content for audiences globally. With outposts all over the world, VICE Studios produces quality scripted, entertainment and factual formats.</span></p>
<p><strong>Role x You</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As Development Manager, you are an innovative thinker &amp; idea generator who's skilled at non-fiction development for streaming and broadcast. You are an incisive writer with extensive &amp; nuanced familiarity within the marketplace of unscripted programming. You are fluent in the universe of formats, production companies, streamers and nets. What’s performing? Where are the needs and opportunities? What emerging and experienced talent should be on our radar? Considering all the above, can you transform the figment of an idea into pitch ready creative? </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Manager must be able to cultivate and maintain relationships with agents, managers, talent and third party producers and production companies.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Major plus if you have a rolodex of Coordinators, Managers and Directors across production companies and distributors.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><strong>In the short term</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">, you are collaborating to write creative materials for new unscripted formats and prospective talent, authoring one sheets, and championing projects through a greenlight process and building out presentation materials for pitch.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>In the medium to longer term</strong>, you are developing and pitching your own creative, interacting with agent team / representation, and owning genres of our non-fiction slate. Our goal is for creative thinkers to learn and grow with the team as we build a global entertainment brand.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><strong>You have these:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have 4 to 6 years of experience developing creative for broadcast / streamer partners, who has successfully contributed to projects currently or recently on air.&nbsp;</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to collaborate with senior management for development and production of US based nonfiction projects — from pitch to pilot.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Represent VICE Studios by acting as the main point of contact to external partners throughout each development phase.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are able to cover creative submissions from 3rd parties, and quickly generate actionable next steps.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can cover creative seeds / figments from internal company IP, and transform them into pitchable non-fiction formats.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your writing is sharp, specific, and unique. Tonally, you can adapt with the malleability of a chameleon.&nbsp;</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with and educate external production and media partners.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Compile and relay notes on projects in development.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep the Non-fiction team up to date on industry news, trends, and opportunities.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">An understanding of industry trends in the non-fiction space.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Extensive network of Coordinator / Manager / Director level contacts at buyers and production companies.</span></li>
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<p><strong>We’d love if you also had these:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Able to work independently to develop pitch ready creative.</span></li>
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