Fuse Media is currently seeking an experienced Director/Head of Development.
Head of Development
Fuse Media is currently seeking an experienced Director/Head of Development. This person will be
responsible for constructing and supervising the internal development process from ideation through
pitching to the internal Executive Leadership Team, and potentially, the external sales process. The role will serve as a key member of the Original Content Team, contributing to brand strategy, content
positioning, collaborating on current productions, and overseeing a potential content selling strategy.
Secondarily, this position will also be responsible for overseeing the development of all short-form
shoulder content for all internally approved series.
This position is based in our Glendale, CA headquarters and reports to the VP of Content Studio.
THE KEY BITS
Responsible for bringing a steady flow of quality and cost-effective ideas to the network through
Cultivate unique, compelling and brand-appropriate content
Supervise the development materials for potential new series from paper to presentation tapes
Pitch projects to the internal Executive Leadership Team
Liaise with the Legal team to ensure all deals are moving forward and closing in a timely manner
Liaise with the Production Management team to insure all concepts are fully realized with
appropriate deliverables, budget and calendar support throughout all stages of development
Liaise with the Current Productions team to ensure all concepts are delivering what was promised
during Executive Leadership Team pitch
Develop and maintain relationships with the content buying community, including all traditional
linear networks and streaming platforms for the purposes of selling any formats that are not
approved to air on Fuse.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
8+ years of related long-form content development experience required
Field production experience is a plus, but not required
Must have a deep knowledge of and passion for pop culture and current social issues
Strong history of developing authentic stories as well as identifying emerging talent
Must have the ability to identify producers, directors and talent necessary to execute development
projects successfully in series for Fuse
Proven record of demonstrated creativity with an ability to generate new ideas and translate them
into high-quality programs
An independent thinker and idea-generator that is adept at managing a team of the same
Outstanding editorial judgment and creative abilities, verbal and written communication,
organizational, interpersonal, prioritization, motivational and business management skills
Knowledge of all aspects of contemporary production and post-production capabilities.
Working knowledge of Adobe creative suite programs, specifically.
Apply here today!