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Development Producer Sydney or Auckland

Development Producer Sydney or Auckland

Location: Sydney
Industry: Production - Development
Reference: 3288227

Job description

A highly creative Development Producer working as part of a team focused on the development and production of both existing formats as well as generating exciting new content ideas and IP across Factual & Documentary, Reality & Lifestyle, Entertainment & Comedy and Brand Funded for the digital, pay and free-to-air portfolio of channels in Australia & New Zealand markets. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Creating, developing, researching, investigating, casting, writing, story and segment idea generation, building presentations and sizzles.\
  • Establish, foster and maintain strong external relationships as required as part of researching, developing and/or producing various projects and productions. 
  • Foster and maintain good working relationships, strong communication and teamwork within Discovery across production, production management, ad sales & integration, programming, audience & consumer insights and various departments as required. 
  • Support the Senior Director of Production, Executive Producer – Originals & Development and ANZ Production Team on projects, development and productions as required.
  • Actively model and promote Discovery’s ‘Guiding Principles’: one team; creative dreamers; doers; consumer obsessed; global; quick & agile; purposeful; do the right thing.  
Qualities Required:

Experience in development and/or production across any or combination of Factual and Documentary, Reality and Lifestyle, Entertainment and Comedy and Brand Funded. Strong ability as a writer and creative type producer. Strong creative problem solver.
  • Have a broad interest, understanding and knowledge of the Australian, New Zealand and International TV landscape, market, audiences, content needs and trends. 
  • Able to identify opportunities in the market for new types of content.
  • An original creative ideas generator with strong writing skills, able to take a brief or subject and run with it, and craft across a range of subject areas and tones. Comedic bent an advantage. 
  • Highly organized and able to work simultaneously across a range of multiple projects at various stages of development and production. 
  • Strong research skills. Conduct deep and accurate supporting research for new ideas.
  • Eye for strong talent. Research, find, interview, cast and propose suitable talent, experts and contributors for new ideas.
  • Possess strong skills in PowerPoint, InDesign, Excel and Word.
  • Produce sizzles and casting reels. Video editing skills an advantage. 
  • Experience working with ad sales and branded integration solutions an advantage.
  • Exceptional team player but also highly self-motivated and able to work on projects independently. 
  • Able to work in a high pressure environment, highly resilient to change, able to deal calmly and confidently with the demands of multiple stakeholders.