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ViacomCBS Senior Development Producer in LONDON, United Kingdom

Who We Are!

ViacomCBS Networks International,(VCNI) a unit of ViacomCBS Inc., is comprised of many of the world's most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom 18, ViacomCBS International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, we provide powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.

Who You Are!

There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs and we believe that having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds, makes this a great place to work! We work hard but in a fun environment and seek to nurture the best possible, inclusive environment. If you're passionate about working with diverse teams, leading by example and simply being you at work, this is the place for you!


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our International Studio for a Senior Development Producer to work on exciting and new scripted IP. In this role the successful candidate will work with the Head of the International Studio, to proactively identify strong scripted IP in the UK market and identifying talent through relationships with agents, as well as providing creative input throughout all stages of development. We have big plans in the pipeline and this role will be pivotal in crafting new IP to be developed by Viacom as-well as major third party studios and production companies.

Working across the slate of projects in development and in production, including liaising with agents and collaborating with writers and executive producers, brainstorming creative ideas, creating and compiling script notes and talent lists as required

  • Seeking out new material and ideas, assessing pilot proposals, scripts, and pitches and responding to submissions

  • Maintaining the smooth and efficient running of the department, assessing priorities, taking appropriate action.

  • Help to build the greatest possible workplace experience for employees.

  • Drive the ‘One ViacomCBS’ approach, role modelling, great team work and collaboration.

  • Be an ambassador for all VCNI channels, internally and externally

  • Help to embed the ViacomCBS values and foster a culture of inclusion

What skills do you need?

As this is a senior role we need someone who is confident in their own ability, is passionate about their work and can work self sufficiently, this team is newly formed and you will be working with the VP to shape the direction of the studio. Candidates who understand our brand and have knowledge of working with other big studios and production companies on high quality scripted drama and factual entertainment will feel right at home!

  • Coordinating materials and research for writers’ rooms, creating loglines, story synopses and contributing to originating copies for pitch documents.

  • Maintaining talent lists and databases, keeping up-to date with industry news

  • 3+ years of experience as a development executive for scripted content, high-end drama

  • Understanding of big budget productions and confident dealing with agents.

  • Extensive knowledge of the broadcasting industry and output across the UK and internationally

  • Network of key agents and new talent within the UK industry

  • Keen understanding of story narrative with the ability to interpret creative intentions, to contribute to the generation of ideas and the resolution of script issues

  • Ability to identify commercial and artistic merits of scripts and pitches, and other IP such as books or podcasts for adaptation

  • Ability to seek out and identify potential of emerging talent

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - ability to positively lead feedback with creative teams

  • Ability to operate flexibly, to work as a productive member of a team and to handle a variable workload by exercising initiative and assessing priorities but referring issues upwards where appropriate

  • Proficiency with office and information technology including effective database management, ability to use presentation and script editing software.

Whether you are a leader or hope to one day be, you will be a change maker by challenging the status quo, Lead with passion and purpose Drive collaboration and Lead with openness to individual differences and diverse perspectives.

What are our values - Bravery | Empathy | Honesty

Our values, and their related behaviours, guide how we show up to work each day and help ensure that we all treat each other with respect. The three values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.

What are our benefits

As well as being supported with your career goals Permanent and Fixed Term Contract employees will be entitled to:

  • Private Medical Insurance after completing 3 months of employment

  • Season Ticket Loan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • TV Package Discount

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Discounted Gym Membership

  • Discounts for Local Shops and Restaurants and Access to Reward Gateway

  • We are happy to talk about flexible working

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.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receive equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously. To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining.

Locations UK-LONDON

Posted Date 7 days ago (10/14/2020 8:20 AM)

Function Production/Development/Talent & Casting

Brand ViacomCBS