Executive Producer

Job Number: R10008421
Brand: National Geographic
Job Type: Content Programming
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Job Posting Date: May 15, 2019
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Executive Producer is responsible for the development of programming and the supervision of that programming through delivery and broadcast. He/she must successully collaborate with production companies to provide editorial guidance that enables producers to create compelling visual content with powerful storytelling, resulting in entertaining programs that meet/exceed ratings goals. He/she must protect programming investment dollars by making sure budgets are reasonable and that production companies deliver according to expectation.  

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with producers to implement the Channel’s programming strategy during every phase of production:  pre-production, casting, scripting, rough-cuts, fine cut and final delivery.  The EP is the principle editorial voice on assigned projects and tasked with maintaining the Channel’s core values. Create premium, entertaining and engaging programming that exceeds ratings targets.
  • Coordinate with Marketing, Ad Sales, Communications and Digital to provide necessary information and materials for the development and generation of Cross-Platform Content initiatives and strategy.
  • Work closely with Production Management to maintain highest editorial standards within budgetary requirements.  Provide timely feedback to production companies to maintain production schedule and to make sure all contractual obligations are met. Deliver shows that are on budget and schedule.
  • Collaborate with the internal development team in maintaining robust relationships with production companies in order to generate new programming ideas for the network. And team up with the development department in reviewing and preparing select pitches for pre-greenlight and greenlight meetings.
  • Work closely with Research to increase TSV and ratings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Working Knowledge of Production Budgets and Ability to analyze ratings and other research data to better understand our own programming and the competitive landscape.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Minimum 3 years, high-level, supervisory editorial experience overseeing cable non-fiction program production for production company or cable network.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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