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Manager, Music Programming Development


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI),  a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB,  VIA),  is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands,  including MTV,  MTV LIVE HD,  Nickelodeon,  Nick Jr.,  Comedy Central,  Paramount Channel,  BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties,  in 40 languages.


Overview & Responsibilities:
The team at MTV Global is seeking a Manager with a passion for music, emerging talent and trends to support the VP in the day-to-day development of MTV’s music programming slate. The role will generate and develop internal concepts for original music and talent driven long form series and specials for MTV’s global channels, as well as Paramount+! Our ideal candidate will be able to establish priorities and multi-task efficiently within a fast paced environment while meeting strict deadlines.


Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Independently manage a rotating slate of development projects, including paper development, casting and pilots
  • Solicit / respond to pitches from outside producers and evaluate strength in relation to MTV’s creative mandate
  • Share key talent, pitches & coverage with team
  • Stay current on developing trends at networks, AVOD and SVOD platforms and identify relevant programming opportunities, as well as stay aware of emerging talent in the music space
  • Participate in creative meetings involving executives and key creative leadership teams
  • Act as departmental point of contact for outside agents and producers
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with creative talent
  • Maintain all departmental databases, track pitches, and create program decks


Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years long-form unscripted development experience required, at either a network, production company, digital content producer or streamer
  • Proficient knowledge and passion of current, emerging music, pop culture and social trends, and celebrity news
  • Fluency in all areas of social media, including Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills; proficient at writing notes and giving direction


Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, relevant experience
  • Established relationships within the unscripted community
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with all levels of management with diverse personalities and work styles



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


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