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VP of Programming Original Movies

To be advised
Full Time
Lifetime®, the most powerful media brand targeted to women, is revolutionizing the movie business and is looking for a high level creative thinker to continue and add to the momentum. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a VP of Programming for Lifetime Original Movies. Located in the Los Angeles office, this position would be responsible for identifying and developing movies, mini-series, limited series and back-door pilots for the Lifetime network. They will also be responsible for shepherding feature films through our newly branded Lifetime Films. Specifically, this position would: •Identify and select projects that will continue to help push forward the already evolving brand. •Aggressively seek out scripts, talent and properties that will help push the boundaries of what is expected by this iconic brand. •Oversee the script development process by working with writers and producers to review, develop and approve scripts. •Use your industry network to cultivate strong relationships within the creative community to attract scripts, talent, programming concepts and properties that will heighten the channel’s lineup and library. •Constantly stay on top of potential programming acquisitions and ideas from various sources and options material, paying particular attention to fresh concepts, trending pop culture topics and programming trends which will expand the network's audience base and increase revenues. •Understand and utilize research to identify opportunities to create programming that strengthens viewership, enhances the brand, attracts advertisers, and broadens the network’s appeal to a more diverse demographic. Required Experience: The ideal candidate will have 10+ years’ experience in development, preferably focused on features in cable or television. In addition we are seeking a candidate with: •An established reputation and relationships with independent producers, directors, writers, agents, talent, and the creative community in general. •A strong creative executive presence that possesses a strategic mind-set and has the ability to promote a collaborative environment. •Natural leadership ability with strong interpersonal skills. •Excellent presentation and communication skills. Required Education: 4 year college degree. Apply on website below: