Along those same lines, DC’s Burbank office is totally ramping up — although not in editorial, where the biggest defection is coming. and in some pretty big jobs — a VP of Development, a VP of publicity (possibly the position Alex Segura’svacated when he went back to Archie?) Even interns if you want to be the next Joe Kubert or Paul Levitz.
Supports portfolio/publishing development and synergy for DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine, working alongside CCO and Franchise Management.
Works directly with Publishing to insure synergy within company.
Reviews proposals, outlines and scripts from editorial, determining their media potential.
Keeps Creative Affairs team current, informed and involved in development across all divisions and helps in transition from development to production.
Writes and develops pitches, character and concept summaries based on DC Comics properties for all DCE platforms.
Reviews archives for under-utilized assets in order to capitalize on market trends and popularity.
Works on the strategic slate of development in television, animation, film, games, digital programming, theme parks and live theater including the following:
•Cable: Internal strategic slate planning, expanded to external development to pilot.
•Network television: Internal strategic slate planning, expanded to external development to pilot.
•In live action television, specifically, discusses and provides notes regarding character usage looking at the entire DCE portfolio and makes recommendations for modifications as appropriate.
•Represents DCE in local television and other relevant WB strategic development meetings. •Animation: Internal strategic slate planning, including Direct-To-Videos.
•Film: Internal strategic slate planning.
•Video Games: Internal strategic slate planning. •
Digital: Internal strategic development slate.
•Theme Park: Strategic development slate, working with VP, Creative Services.
•Live Theatrical Ventures: Development.
Organizes and prioritizes work of self and subordinates.
Maintains DCE synergy on all projects.
Researches and coordinates various projects as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
- College degree in Media or other applicable related field.
- College degree in Art or related field or equivalent professional experience desired.
- Minimum of 8+ years’ professional experience required in television development/production.
- Experience with writing notes on treatments/scripts/outlines/concept documents required.
- Experience with character, story and property long-term planning required.
- Previous experience managing others required.
- In depth knowledge of television industry, including the development and production processes.
- Ability to create and develop written materials.
- Must be a conceptual thinker.
- Proven and effective collaboration and relationship building skills.
- Familiarity with current DCE projects.
- Proven and effective supervisory skills.
- Proven and effective organizational skills.
- Proven and effective problem-solving and team building skills.
- Must be able to maintain project confidentiality.
- Must be enthusiastic, energetic and a team player.
- Must be flexible.
- Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
- Must have the ability to work under time constraints and work independently.
- Work extends beyond traditional work hours.