Whistle is an entertainment media brand that creates, curates and distributes brand safe video content that is positive, relatable, and uplifting. We inspire our highly-engaged audience by blending proprietary data-driven insights and showcasing unparalleled in-house production capabilities through original programming across multiple passion points. Join Whistle, our LA based studio, New Form, and recently acquired mobile-first lifestyle studio Vertical Networks if you're looking to make an immediate impact at an innovative company that is quickly evolving to match the changing consumption habits of today's generation.
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Whistle is seeking a creative executive with proven experience in unscripted development to join our Los Angeles team as Director of Development (Premium Originals). Working with the Head of Whistle Studios and the development executive team, you will identify, develop and produce high-performing series for long-form, mid-form, and short-form buyers. Our Director of Development must be extremely knowledgeable about sports and have experience developing projects in all unscripted formats.
Develop show ideas and create decks and presentations for pitches
Identify and research stories/talent for potential projects
Maintain development slate, project status reports and submission logs
Partner with internal teams and divisions to develop and package show ideas across all unscripted/reality formats (Docuseries, game shows, talk, etc.)
Continue to develop a library of ideas that align with Whistle's strategic objectives
Closely monitor content-related industry evolutions and advancements, with an eye to what’s trending next
Desired Skills and Experience:
4-5 years experience in unscripted development at a production company and/or network
A love of sports and knowledge of the sports landscape
A deep network of contacts across the entertainment industry
Experience across digital, TV and film and a strong understanding of content creation for a diverse audience across multiple platforms
Ability to work in small teams as well as work independently
Scripted experience isn't required, but is a plus.