VP, Development

VP, Development

Based in our Glendale, CA headquarters, Fuse Media is currently seeking a Vice President of Development. The VP will be responsible for handling the development process from ideation to post-production. The role will serve as a key member of Original Content Team and be an idea generator, responsible for proactively coming up with innovative show ideas and creating new programs for in-house development. This position is responsible for researching and vetting new program ideas and genres for all Fuse brands and platforms. The ideal candidate is a music culture junkie who lives and breathes the latest trends in music, fashion, food, technology, influencers and megastars with an intuitive sense of what will resonate with Fuse’s multicultural millennial audience.


* Responsible for bringing a steady flow of quality and cost-effective show ideas and projects, both from external sources and through internal ideation

* Cultivate unique, compelling and brand-appropriate content

* Supervise the development of potential new series from concept to series pick-up

* Flesh out internal concepts and create materials to pitch up internally; including writing treatments, creating talent lists and beating out formats

* Liaise with the Legal team to ensure all deals are moving forward and closing in a timely manner

* Liaise with the Production Management team to insure all concepts are fully realized with appropriate deliverables, budget and calendar support throughout all stages of development

* Liaise with the Digital Content team to ensure all concepts are properly aligned with linear concepts

* Develop and maintain relationships within the production community and independent producers; solicit topics from prospective producers as well as research, conceive and create fresh, new ideas



* 10+ years of related content development experience (production experience a plus) in a tv or media environment

* Bachelor’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of skills, training and hands-on experience

* Must have a deep knowledge of and passion for music, pop culture and unscripted content

* Strong development history and talent for identifying unique material

* Must have the ability to identify producers, production companies, directors and talent necessary to develop successful series for Fuse

* Proven record of demonstrated creativity with an ability to generate new ideas and translate them into high-quality programs

* An independent thinker and natural idea-generator

* Ability to manage outside producers, build credibility and strong working relationships with all partners

* Outstanding editorial judgment and creative abilities, verbal and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, prioritization, motivational and business management skills

* Knowledge of all aspects of contemporary production and post-production capabilities.

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