NBC Universal Production Development Director in Mexico City, Mexico

Job Number 30975BR

Job Title Production Development Director

Business Segment International

Sub-Business International UNI

Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, The Style Network and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, 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, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. 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 Mexico

State/Province - -

City Mexico City

Responsibilities

The Director of Production & Development will report directly to and work with the SVPs of Programming. This position will primarily help in developing & supervising original unscripted content for NBC Universal LatAm channels. Keeping in sight the quality standards that represent the channels.

Qualifications/Requirements

Responsibilities:

• Development Area:

o Field pitches, identify trends, and help establish the strategic development goals for the unscripted content department

o Identify and secure new talent for projects in development

o Determine key vendors to accommodate creative vision and relationships, tax incentives, budget needs, location issues

o Help maintain/curate preferred vendor list

• Pre-Production / Setup of Show / Budgeting:

o Work with Finance, Legal, Creative, Programming Management & external production teams on establishing key production schedules and workflows and maximizing budget

o Work with Production Management to prepare and vet show budgets and schedules, providing feedback internally and externally on viability and risks

o Assist with search and hire of key production company & staff

• Production:

o Help ensure that productions run smoothly, meet deadlines and stay within budget

o Right Bible content reviewing of the managed shows

o Provide notes on outlines, scripts, cuts and pilot/trailers

o Attend shoots, and work with the Executive Producers, show runners, line producers and the directors of finance/ production to guaranty the correct execution in quality, time and budget

o Build and maintain relationships with production and/or co-production partners

o Set up and schedule legal clearance reviews with Legal Department &

Legal Production

o Delivery monitoring of programs for air

• Content Management:

o Set up and attend key creative approval sessions

o Set up and schedule legal clearance reviews with Legal Department

o Set up and schedule with Ad sales team to presenting and support, product integration or any sales initiative related to any show we are in production

• Internal/team working:

o Serve as liaison between production and other departments including Publicity, Marketing, Programming, On Air, Ad Sales, Digital, etc.

Qualification & Requirements:

• Qualifications:

o 10+ years of production experience in television Development & production, factual/unscripted content

o 5+ years of content experience in LATAM

o Bilingual (Spanish/English)

• Requirements:

o Ready to travel at all times to different locations/countries as needed

o Interested Candidates must submit a resume through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

o Exhibit flexibility, excellent communication skills and relationship building ability

o Assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated self-starter

o Polished with good interpersonal skills and strong writing

o Creative and passionate

o Innovative and entrepreneurial

o Extensive knowledge of all facets of development & production

o Management and organizational skills with attention to priority and detail

o Launching or growing and managing broadcast operations in highly competitive national media markets

o Proven ability as a team builder and leader that provides clear structure and managerial oversight

o Proactive with demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead a project forward

o Have exceptional communication and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in varying stages simultaneously

• Desired Characteristics:

o Proficiency in Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, Keynotes, Movie Magic Budgeting

o Familiar with the current trends and workflows for both HD, HDR and 4K, single cam and multi-cam event.