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VP of Development

Univision communications inc

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 17, 2021.

Univision’s SVOD team is seeking an experienced, creative executive to serve as VP of Development focused on identifying, developing and producing original Spanish-language content as part of its streaming organization. This role will ultimately lead and build innovative digital experiences that empower and entertain our diverse audiences. This team works closely with Production, Acquisitions, Programming and other internal teams to ensure the efficient delivery of film/series content. A successful candidate will be proactive and relentless, entrepreneurial, flexible, thorough and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities

Guide projects creatively through various stages of development and production until launched on the SVOD service

Establish and maintain relationships with creators, producers, and talent to source new content opportunities and communicate them to internal and external partners 

Manage and evaluate content through performance tracking, relationship cultivation, and research to find projects that engage our subscribers and enhance our brand

Read & provide effective creative oversight on scripts, cuts, edits of series. Provide guidance on storylines and casting

Work closely with external creative partners, including writers, producers, and directors

Manage budgets and suggest best practices from pre-production through delivery

Represent team interests across the company (operations, legal, finance, business intelligence/reporting, marketing, product) on a regular basis

Required Skills & Experience

Demonstrated creative experience developing and producing series or film, with 10+ years of experience in studios and/or networks

Ability to stay calm under pressure and lead both internal teams and external partners

Ability to handle a fast-paced environment supervising several projects in various points of development and production

Team-player who drives innovation and thrives in a collaborative, entrepreneurial setting

Desired Skills & Experience

Experience with Spanish-language content

Ability to thrive in a high pressure and rapidly changing, less structured environment

Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and maintain focus and confidentiality

Strong relationship building ability

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish

Has knowledge of and actively consumes Univision content, a plus!

Eligibility Requirements

Must be willing to work from Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL or New York, NY

Employment/education will be verified

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Univision is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full time

R008848

About Us

About Univision Communications Inc.

As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms. The company’s top-rated media portfolio includes the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks, as well as 10 cable networks including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the country. Locally, Univision owns or operates 61 television stations in major Hispanic markets across the United States. Additionally, Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, encompasses 58 owned or operated radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. The company’s prominent digital assets include  Univision.com , streaming service Univision Now, the largest Hispanic influencer network and several top-rated apps. For more information, visit  corporate.univision.com .

About TUDN

TUDN is the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S. Built around the flagship TUDN cable network, the nation’s No. 1 Spanish-language sports channel, TUDN reaches audiences across Univision’s television portfolio, as well as through the TUDN Radio Network, the TUDN mobile app and TUDN.com. TUDN possesses an industry-leading portfolio of live soccer rights through partnerships with 14 Liga MX clubs, the Mexican Football Federation, US Soccer, UEFA, Concacaf, Major League Soccer and many more.

About Univision News

Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: “Noticiero Univision,” the Network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine shows “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on “Despierta América” (Wake Up America). Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.