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VP, Docs - DTC

Discovery Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Discovery Inc

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States, 90001
Req ID: 429

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

At Discovery, our mission is to serve passionate fans with products, platforms and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain through industry leading content and deeply trusted & beloved brands.

We're looking for leaders, innovators and creative problem solvers who are passionate about their work, and are driven to engage, entertain and delight the millions of users who visit our digital properties every day. If you want to work on the future of media alongside amazingly talented colleagues, then this is the place for you.

The Role

As VP, Docs & Specials, you will be a critical part of the team responsible for Discovery's direct-to-consumer product. The right person for this role has a background at a streaming platform is a producer at heart, with excellent taste in content and strong filmmaker relationships, as well as a well-developed sense of taste in Lifestyle programming (True Crime & Mystery, Food & Home, Life & Style, etc).


  • Helping develop and execute strategy and vision for original docs for DTC with a focus on Lifestyle.
  • Oversee the development and production (or acquisition) of DTC original docs:
  • Take pitches from producers and filmmakers, self-generate and self-package ideas
  • Attend film festivals to source and identify documentaries for acquisition and distribution on DTC
  • Supervise outside production companies on to ensure high quality, timely and on-budget development, production and delivery.
  • Inform and involve key internal departments (business affairs & legal, production management, marketing / PR, etc) on projects throughout all stages of the pipeline to ensure smooth execution, and to maximize their value to the company.
  • Perform in a leadership role and manage members of the DTC Docs team

  • Requirements

    * Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience in content at a streaming platform or premium network.

    * Bachelor's degree in related field or an equivalent combination of skills, training and hands-on experience.
    * Minimum of 6 years hands-on production & development experience in non-fictional genres and feature documentary.
    * Experience sourcing and negotiating films in a festival context; relationship with film sales agents, distributors, and filmmakers

    * Proven record of demonstrated creativity with an ability to generate new ideas and translate them into high-quality documentaries.
    * Ability to manage outside producers, build credibility and strong working relationships with other internal executives and generate commitment to goals.
    * Knowledge of all aspects of contemporary production and post-production capabilities.
    * Outstanding editorial judgment and creative abilities, strong verbal and written communications skills, and demonstrated leadership skills.
    * Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

    Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

    We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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    If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.



    Posted: 2020-08-22 Expires: 2020-09-22

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