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Discovery Inc
New York, NY 10001
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Discovery Inc

Location: New York, New York, United States, 10001
Req ID: 922

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.


Develop and produce content across multiple platforms for Magnolia, the joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Conceive and create original programming, including series, specials, and stunts. Identify and develop new talent. Approve and guide creative and editorial decisions including show creative, casting, graphics and show titles.


  • Brings a steady flow of quality, cost-effective original programs to the network across all platforms
  • Ensures production quality and adherence to established budgets and schedules
  • Evaluates the performance of assigned aspects of the original production function against desired outcomes
  • Conducts complex, high profile negotiations to secure production and talent for original programs
  • Directs subordinate directors who oversee assigned original programming activities
  • Translates corporate production strategies into short- and mid-term objectives for the function
  • Sets, approves and adjusts some policies and major operating procedures
  • Directs managers and professional individual contributor staff
  • Develops plans that support business, operational and/or organizational priorities
  • Makes decisions guided by resource availability and short-term functional or brand objectives
  • May spend up to 40% of time as an individual contributor performing assignments that require a higher level of experience or technical expertise than subordinates
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Position may involve extensive travel to sets, meetings, etc. (may be as much as 20-30% of the time)


Typically requires BS/BA or MS/MA/MBA or other graduate degree in related discipline and at least 10-15 years of experience, including a management role
Knowledge of brand specific lifestyle programming and popular culture across all platforms
Knowledge of brand specific tools, trends, styles, methods and materials
Knowledge of video/print/media production
Knowledge and experience working in a variety of genres and platforms is essential (including genres outside of typical lifestyle programming like competition shows, live programs, occu-soaps, etc.)
Experience in both development and production is key
Ability to balance entertainment and information in programming
Ability to identify, analyze and effectively critique content and storytelling
Ability to manage the production process from concept to air or to other platforms
Ability to act independently and responsibly
Ability to work collaboratively with team members
Negotiation skills
Proficient working with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Attention to detail, accuracy, and strong organizational skills
Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

EEO is the Law
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.



Posted: 2020-10-28 Expires: 2020-11-28

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