Currently, all employees are working remotely except for select roles that have an in office requirement. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our office re-openings will remain
contingent on the course of the COVID variants and federal, state and local safety guidelines and
recommendations. As we look forward, the majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup.
Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn’t one that requires them to be in or near the office.
THE DIVISION'S STORY A+E Networks is not in the television business. It’s in the storytelling business. Our job is to bring consumers new ways to experience those stories. We get up every day excited to discover new talent, narratives and characters, and live for any chance to shepherd a great idea through development to air.
THE ROLE: Director of Production, Lifetime
The Director of Production for Lifetime is a creative and collaborative thinker and producer who manages the network’s production and post-production of Lifetime Original Movies and Limited Series, reporting to the EVP of Programming. This role is for someone who is a problem solver and can effectively, creatively, and tactically help bring projects from concept through to completion. This person must have experience in all aspects of production including creative and legal.
MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Director of Production, Lifetime:
Oversee day-to-day operations, serving as the primary contact through pre-production, production, and post
Work with Creative, Finance, and Legal teams on establishing key production schedules and workflows and maximizing budget
Work with film commissions to research possible locations and tax credits, organize travel and logistics for scouts, secure stage space/locations, update production manual standards, monitor contracts and insurance claims, asset management, and oversee vendors
Help prepare and vet budgets and scheduling, providing feedback internally and externally on viability and risks
Review creative/scripts and begin defining movie budgets
Develop and maintain the content security plans and badge systems; own and administer production software, accounts, and systems
Review cost reports and trackers; Ensure productions run smoothly, meet deadlines and stay within budget
Assist with the search and hire of key production staff
Determine key vendors to accommodate creative vision and relationships, tax incentives, budget needs, location issues, etc.
Oversee all document deliverables; invoice approvals; track payments
Track movie title clearance and streamline communication of those titles with the proper internal teams
Must have 10+ years’ experience in television production and post, including all creative and business aspects.
Strong communication and organizational skills are essential.
Candidate must have the ability to take direction from more than one individual, work independently and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
Must have experience 5+ years overseeing and building a production team, including ability to manage, give direction to and prioritize for a team.
Must be able to work well in a team environment and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners and suppliers.
Passion for TV and pop culture.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a small team.
ABOUT A+E NETWORKS®
We are a global media and entertainment brand portfolio that finds, cultivates, illuminates and markets entertainment content to worldwide audiences.
A+E Networks® is a collection of culture brands that includes A&E®, The HISTORY® Channel, Lifetime®, LMN™, FYI,™, Vice TV and BIOGRAPHY®. We are in seven out of 10 American homes, cumulatively reach 335 million people worldwide and have 500+ million digital users.
We are in the story business and just as the industry and art form have evolved, so have we. Since our founding in 1983 with just two cable channels, we have grown into a multi-platform, multimedia, multi-genre content creator. Our brands have points of view we proudly champion and defend. We got to where we are by being great listeners, innovators and idea movers, specializing in the human experience.