Executive Manager

Job Requirements

Reports To: CEO

The Director of Animation Development will serve as the lead executive on the development of assigned properties and tackle special creative assignments as they arise. Additionally, the Director will contribute to Nickelodeon’s commitment to develop original series by soliciting pitches for animated content, finding potential show creators, and identifying potential talent for development and series staff opportunities.

As an Executive in Charge of Production, the Director will oversee the entire exciting production process! From greenlight to final delivery, of an animated series, as well as act as the principle representative of the series to the rest of the network.

Specific Development Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive the development of Properties from concept to series, ensuring that projects stay on schedule, hit achievements, and address needs and feedback throughout
  • Provide creative feedback during the development process and during the ongoing production where applicable
  • Oversee the written notes generated for internal discussion and conversations with talent or production partners. Oversee the revisions of notes following those conversations
  • Research and establish relationships with artists who are potential creators, or those that could be considered for freelance or staff positions
  • Solicit and field pitches from possible creators
  • Attend festivals and other industry events
  • Anticipate and identify needs for information from the network and establish processes to prepare, distribute, or present
  • Build relationships within the studio to create a healthy and professional work flow supporting the franchise properties
  • Oversee the curation of talent lists to review for development assignments

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience supervising various projects on an overall animation development slate
  • Experience in talent outreach across the animation industry
  • Experience managing or developing properties that extend into other lines of business
  • Additional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Supervisory abilities across numerous projects and initiatives
  • Passion for kids and family entertainment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge and passion for animation and deep understanding of animation production
  • Strong communication skills—the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of executives, creatives, and other partners
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong connections to the animation community