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Senior Director, Preschool Development, Current

Burbank, CA, USA | Viacom

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Senior Director, Preschool Development & Production position manages the production and creative direction of a series from greenlight to final delivery of each episode for the life of the series. The position reports to the SVP, Preschool Content.

Responsbilities include but are not limited to:

Manage many shows in Current Series independently and provide creative direction for each series through all facets of production:


Rough-Final Episode Cuts

Design (sets, characters, background, etc.)



Creative Brainstorming (tentpoles, promotional episodes, stunts, etc.)

Work hand-in-hand with Nickelodeon Development to successfully transition shows from pilot to series, guiding the creative vision going forward

Participate in the on-air launch process, communicating with our creative promotions team, providing footage, and communicating all information back to creative show production 

Provide the final line of quality control for the production by reviewing episodes as they deliver

Act as the network ambassador to the show unit by communicating priorities and ongoing network plans to show creators/executive producers

Collaborate with key Nickelodeon colleagues by providing all necessary resources for series launch and property management for all lines of business, from creating series budget and calendar to final delivery of episodes

Convey series creative to network departments to ensure the property’s life cycle is supported with ingenuity, well-executed initiatives, and messaging that retains the integrity of the series

Identify the most marketable aspects in a show and ensure the network develops marketing and promotional ideas around these elements

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Minimum 8 years of experience working in the media industry

Prior experience working in a current series role in Animation and/or Preschool with a Network

Prior experience working with creative and production teams

Additional Qualifications

Prior experience working in Live Action is a plus

The capacity to identify, develop and tell a story through the language of television

The ability to create and maintain key working relationships throughout the Nickelodeon organization and creative community

Strong communication, collaboration, and negotiation skills

True love of television and a passion for the Preschool medium

PowerPoint skills a plus

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