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Director, Production


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.



• Lead a diverse slate of productions and programming initiatives in various content
genres including Unscripted/Reality/Format Series, Studio/Multi-Cam Series and
Specials, Comedy/Variety Shows and Development
• Partner with creative colleagues throughout the process of seeing a project from
inception through final delivery
• Strategize to ensure the creative vision is produced and delivered successfully while
meeting all creative, operational, schedule and financial targets
• Work with the production team and other partners to develop the strategy, process,
and appropriate resources for successful implementation of project timelines and
• Source, hire and lead production teams and crews, establishing clear goals while
developing and leading through the production process
• Ability to build large scale series budgets and ability to evaluate internal and 3rd party
company budgets, production plans and cash flows
• Drive productions across all stages, connecting departments and overseeing the process
for a successful execution
• Work with various departments throughout the organization to establish clear goals
that meet department and company initiatives
• Build partnerships with internal groups to foster, manage and enhance relationships
with all departments including Business and Legal Affairs, Production Finance, Post
Production Operations, Labor Relations, Tech and Studio Ops, Brand Creative, Media
Licensing and Music Strategy, Security, Facilities
• Foster strong relationships with 3rd party production counterparts to enhance
collaboration and a working alliance for producing quality programming
• Collaborate with external production companies, vendors, contractors and projectbased
employees to ensure goals are executed
• Collaborate with Business and Legal Affairs and Finance to come up with creative
solutions that are in line with Network expectations while satisfying the creative needs
• Partner with Finance teams in reporting, adjusting EFCs and building cash flows as well
as actualizing series, special projects and development
• Continually evaluate how productions function and how we can be more efficient,
evolve to meet company mandates and programming changes, how to operate more
effectively, streamline workflow, reduce costs and adapt to new policies and procedures


• Minimum 10 years experience in Production/Production Management in a network or
production company capacity
• Strong knowledge and experience of working on hands-on Production (in-house) as well
as the 3rd party production company landscape and personnel
• Extensive Production financials and budgeting expertise (including Move Magic
Budgeting, Excel)
• Experience managing and leading teams, dealing with performance related feedback
and leadership
• Knowledge of union/labor/guild relations and/or experience working on
• High tolerance for a constantly changing environment, as well as the ability to be proactive
and a team player in the evolving media landscape
• Works well under pressure and with moving deadlines
• Extensive organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Demonstrate the ability to be a diplomatic and impactful communicator


The Director supports the MTVE East Coast Production team and reports to the Sr.
Director of Production.


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City