Full Time Job

Director Of Programming


Los Angeles, CA 06-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Director of Programming (Film 45)

This position is will oversee unscripted and documentary/docuseries current productions for Film 45. This role will be the point person on current productions, serving as a liaison between internal and external clients.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
• Work in conjunction with the Development department to transition projects that have been picked up into greenlit productions;
• Spearhead staffing efforts for current productions;
• Work with show's producers, studio executives to solve creative and production-related issues;
• Provide notes on cuts, ensuring consistent quality of work;
• Looping in HR, EIC, Finance, etc. when necessary to ensure that all Film 45 policies and procedures are being followed;
• Building, maintaining relationships as well as working strategically with network contacts;
• Ensure that show is staying on budget, alerting the proper team members regarding any foreseeable issues. All show-related decisions should be made with the budget in mind;
• Work with legal to facilitate above-the-line agreements;
• Work with Creative partners and Showrunners to ensure that agreed to concepts are fully realized in viable production plans;
• Build and maintain relationships with producers, directors, and above-the-line talent;
• Serve as project point exec for Film 45 departments and external network partners;
• Coordinate project release and marketing plan with internal film 45 marketing, Endeavor comms team and network PR.

Education and Work Experience
• Minimum 4 years in unscripted current or development capacity;
• Minimum 6 years of experience in television and have experience in development and/or production.

Core Competencies
• Experience in unscripted 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 an 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 unscripted material;
• 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, cable and streaming counterparts a plus;
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high energy environment.

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7z5oq-44-200-40-195-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.