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ViacomCBS Senior Vice President, Scripted Development - AwesomenessTV in Hollywood, California

About The Brand

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is a media company serving the global Gen Z audience through its film and television studios. Since 2012, Awesomeness has created original programming and cultivated an audience made up of one of the most coveted and difficult to reach demographics. As a leading media brand for this generation, Awesomeness' world-wide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. The company also includes a creative agency, creator network, and brand partnerships division. Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York and London.

Overview and Responsibilities

AwesomenessTV, a multi-platform media company that is part of the Viacom family of properties, is searching for a dynamic and creative scripted development leader. This is an opportunity to shape and grow the leading entertainment brand dedicated to GenZ girls. In this role, you will lead the acquisition of creative content for Awesomeness Studios. This role will report into the EVP, Co-Head of AwesomenessTV.

You will:

  • Develop slate of scripted series for Awesomeness

  • Identify content that aligns with Awesomeness’s creative vision

  • Guide continued growth of scripted series

  • Solicits new material and reviews submitted scripts

  • Execute and refine content development strategy for scripted series

  • Work cross-functionally with departments like Business & Legal Affairs to handle vendor/outside production company contracts

  • Guide show creators through script draft and production process

  • Handle negotiation factors to acquire content

  • Collaborate with Production, Post-Production and Marketing to see projects through to completion

  • Assists in the management of pre-production stages, such as budgets and casting

  • Guide approval process with executives for new content

  • Attends festivals and other events to help scout for creative talent and content

  • Build and foster relationships with the creative community to stay on top of the latest trends, talent, etc.

  • Help develop process and best practices for the Development team

  • Lead and mentor direct reports

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in scripted content development

Additional Qualifications

  • Has substantial creative contacts and relationships

  • Experience in team management

  • Extensive industry knowledge

  • Deep knowledge of and passion for target demographics

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment

  • Excellent project management and time management skills

  • Great problem solver and decision maker

  • Excellent writing skills


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA

Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood

Brand Awesomeness TV

Function Production/Development/Talent & Casting

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2018-10976