West Coast Development Executive

Above Average is seeking a West Coast Development Executive to package and sell scripted and unscripted long form comedy projects. A dynamic, self-motivated team member, this candidate has authentic comedy knowledge and relationships as well as a competitive understanding of, and interest in, emerging platforms / traditional networks. The role reports directly to the Head of the Studio and will be focused on selling series both for Above Average and its sports comedy vertical, The Kicker. 

  • Solicit and review new material to identify sellable content that aligns with Above Average and The Kicker 
  • Maintain high level relationships with key external creative and development stakeholders at platforms and networks focused on buying comedy
  • Package and sell shows to emerging and traditional platforms
  • Guide show creators through pitch and production process
  • Help build process and best practices for the Development team

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Has substantial creative contacts and relationships
  • Knowledge of both TV industry dynamics and digital video offerings across Cable networks, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc
  • Experience collaborating with topnotch producers, writers, actors and content creators
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Great problem solver and decision maker
  • Self starter who is comfortable working in Los Angeles for a NYC based company
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