Director, Digital Content Production - Discovery Communications

  • New York  
    perm  
    Undisclosed  
  • Company
    Discovery Networks International  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    11 October 2017  
    Posted on
    12 September 2017  
Position Summary:

For over 30 years Discovery, the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer, has been satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global brands. We are seeking a Director, Digital Content to ideate and create new short and mid form content for various social platforms. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success developing digital shows and driving audience scale and engagement. This role will be responsible for the development and production of shows across the Discovery portfolio of network brands: Science, Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC, ID, Velocity, AHC, Destination America and Discovery Life.

Responsibilities:

1. Create new and exciting social/digital media content to build and engage followers and audiences
2. Pitch and help produce social segments for various social platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, digital and social programming
3. Evaluate analytics to improve performance on branding and engagement goals
4. Partner and build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization, at production companies and with Facebook and Snapchat
5. Lead a small but mighty high-performing, results driven team to create these new shows for the Digital organization

Requirements:

* 8 years of experience working at a large media company
* Management experience is a must 
* Have grit and not take no for an answer
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
* Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment
* Meticulous attention to detail & strong organization skills
* Must have familiarity with and / or fluency in digital production: shooting, editing, post and design.
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of work experience and education
* Must have legal right to work in the US

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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