Executive Director - Current Programming

Burbank, CA, USA | Disney

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Freeform Original Programming team is seeking a qualified candidate for an Executive Director, Current Programming role. In this role the Executive Director will represent Freeform in the support of all aspects of scripted series production, launch, sustain, etc.

Implement the creative strategy as defined by the EVP Programming and Development to grow unique, compelling, and Freeform brand-appropriate content

Oversee the current production of multiple scripted series per season

Develop and maintain relationships with talent (writers, producers, directors, actors)

Interface with studio and production executives on series production issues

Partner with network department on series launches, stunts, press, marketing and general programming needs

Be the liaison and resource for other Freeform departments on various issues

Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio and outside producers on all production and programming issues

Special projects and assignments as required

Other duties as assigned

A minimum of 5 years of experience in scripted series

Demonstrated knowledge of the scripted production process

Strong existing relationships with production companies, agents, writers, directors, producers, etc.

Demonstrated creative and development skills

Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management

Ability to multitask and manage complex projects

A knowledge and excitement for Freeform’s original series

Experience developing and maintaining both scripted comedy and drama series

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience