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The Walt Disney Company

VP Current Series, Disney Branded Television

Job Summary:

Disney Branded Television seeks a qualified candidate for a Vice President, Current Series position to oversee the Current department and manage current series responsibilities (comedies and dramas) for content airing on Disney Channel and Disney+. This position will report to the SVP, Development & Current Series and partner closely with showrunners and a variety of executives inside and outside of Disney. This position will lead a team and require an inclusive mindset to influence the content and environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Current Series department to ensure the delivery of unique, compelling and brand-appropriate scripted series content.
  • Support the creative development and evolution of existing shows, which involves but is not limited to:
    • Reading and giving notes on stories, outlines and scripts.
    • Supervising the staffing of writers and directors.
    • Watching and giving notes on dailies and rough cuts.
    • On-set coverage of productions when necessary.
    • Serving as a facilitator, arbitrator, mediator, coach with talent.
  • Seek direct feedback from SVP, Development & Current Series on work-related priorities.
  • Collaborate with other Disney Branded Television departments on various issues as needed (Business Affairs, S&P, Communications, Marketing, Research, etc.)
  • Spearhead problem solving and crisis management resolution with studio partners and outside producers on all production and programming issues.
  • Manage special projects and assignments as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Significant experience working at a studio, network, or streamer in current series and/or development.
  • Strong working knowledge of the business and creative aspects of scripted series production.
  • A management and leadership approach that fosters collaboration, fairness and transparency.
  • Solid relationships within the creative community – writers, producers, agents, etc.
  • Demonstrable writing skills and excellent knowledge of script and story structure.
  • Knowledge of and interest in DBT content and target demographic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with creative talent and all levels of management.
  • A self-starter, who is assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated.
  • A passionate commitment to quality entertainment.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and high-energy environment.
  • A team player who works well with others.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

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