Job Opening - Development Assistant

We’re seeking a Development Assistant to join our team. If you have a strong interest in researching, pitching, and developing TV shows, and a top notch work ethic to match, apply now! Submit your resume and cover letter here.

DUTIES

  • Research specific topics and locations geared towards finding TV-worthy stories
  • Utilize company research systems to gather useful information
  • Strategize different solutions for obtaining the necessary research on any given topic
  • Assist wherever needed in the execution of show development
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions with the team and take notes during Development meetings
  • Collect data and communicate that data in a clear and concise manner
  • Keep current on daily news & pop culture
  • Maintain Development Grid
  • Remain current on television and digital programming
  • Manage mandate lists received from agents & networks
  • Provide talent cold calls & draft/send reach-out emails
  • Maintain and build select talent relationships
  • Idea generation
  • Maintain meeting agendas and talent agreement forms, keeping team up-to-date
  • Write treatments
  • Collect footage in a timely manner
  • Brainstorm with the team

COMPETENCIES and EXPERIENCE

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Stay on top of industry trends
  • Interest in the principles of TV production and media, as well as watching and creating TV
  • An innate curiosity and ability to formulate solutions to new research obstacles
  • Ability to work as a productive team member
  • Exhibit fluency with Microsoft Office, social media platforms & internet search engines
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Click here to apply!