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WWE SEEKING DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING

By Steven Fernandes on 2019-07-10 22:31:00

WWE is seeking a Director of Development for Unscripted programming.

An official WWE job listing for the position notes they are seeking someone who would responsible for ideating program concepts, creating sales materials (sizzle reels, presentations, decks, and casting tapes), and participating in sales strategies for these concepts, while maintaining/building their own industry relationships. 

The listing notes that those interested in position should have previous experience with the following:

  • Experience at a production company/studio in a development role and is actively developing shows.
  • Successfully sold a show of their own ideation
  • Experience developing female doc ensemble concepts is a plus

The Job Requirements note:

  • Ideal candidate is someone who has a sensibility that matches the focus of WWE Studios.  This means concepts that are original, elevated, and unexpected.
  • Appreciation of the WWE brand and its Superstars
  • Strong treatment and deck writing skills.
  • Passionate about developing content and is capable of generating quality ideas
  • Candidate should have the ability to conceptualize and execute sizzle tapes
  • Basic understanding of camera operation, lighting, and audio
  • Produce and edit potential talent on interviews/Skypes.
  • Light graphics proficiency a plus (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Pages)
  • Strong industry knowledge and a network of peers at buyers and agencies.
  • Closely monitor and stay abreast of content-related industry evolutions and advancements, with an eye to what's trending next.
  • Has a passion for pitching content to buyers
  • Capable of tracking development slate and keeping projects organized

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