Director of Original Production, Unscripted, General EntertainmentApply Now Apply Later Job ID 767774BR Location Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Oct. 22, 2020 Job Summary: We are looking for an experienced director to join our Original Production team to work on the development and production of original unscripted entertainment for the Media Networks at The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) Europe & Africa, with a focus on Disney + and the General Entertainment service. This role is permanent and will be based in our London head office in Hammersmith. Working with the Vice President of Original Production, the Director will also be responsible for full commissions as well as co-productions, ensuring timely, efficient and on-brand delivery of new and returning long form series at the maximum level of quality permitted by budgeted regional 5 year-plan production assumptions. The successful candidate will lead creative, including sourcing ideas, talent, editorial and production for greenlit productions as well as ongoing development. This person will not only manage directly Regional/UK productions but will also work closely with local teams on ensuring local productions meet brand, business and creative objectives. Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Vice President, Original Production, set the strategy for the unscripted needs for original production both on a regional and local level, across Europe & Africa and with local responsibility for the UK Ensure there is collaboration with this team and with local programming and production teams to identify unscripted projects for either local or regional production and provide supervisory executive production on local projects Responsible for delivering projects on budget and within the required timeline Manage and develop relationships with the creative community (unscripted indies, directors, producers, etc.) and 3rd party production companies across Europe, with a focus on the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Netherlands (but not limited to these) Day to day management of the development team, executive producers and production managers ensuring clarity in the brief, constructive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and delivery of top quality original productions Ensure quality level of originals is in line with the brands Potentially feeding into some scripted projects as and when the need occurs Areas of Accountability Directly accountable to the Vice President Original Productions, Media Networks Development budget Specific project production budget Internal stakeholders (marketing, publicity, research, studio creatives, etc.) External stakeholders (production companies, writers, directors, actors, etc.) Europe & Africa Basic Qualifications: Extensive unscripted commissioning and production experience at a European/International network Executive production experience on unscripted projects Proven track record of projects developed and executive produced Multi market experience Team management experience Skills Required Clear-thinking, straightforward approach to creative problem-solving and decision making Strong ability to build working relationships with other Disney departments and executives, and with external partners Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, with knowledge of at least one other European language preferred Detailed working knowledge of both unscripted entertainment development and production processes Time management and organizational skills Strong and established relationships with creative community Additional Information:Willingness to travel to studios and industry events across EMEA and globally, according to COVID restrictions and guidelines. The ad post will close on 5th November 2020. About Direct-to-Consumer and International: Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company. About The Walt Disney Company: The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished. This position is with The Walt Disney Company Ltd. , which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International . The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. Apply Now Apply Later Data Analyst London, England, United Kingdom, Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom 10/23/2020 Commitment to Safety We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best – entertain and inform millions around the world. Learn more, here .