Director, Original Programming and Production (Silver Spring, MD)

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June 6, 2022


The Director of Programming and Production will direct and control aspects of program development and production management for TV One, enforce program requirements, and assure that the programs produced for and/or acquired by TV One enhance the network’s identity, competitive standing, ratings and advertising sales.



  • Manage the development and acquisition of select new programs according to the TV One’s established programming vision, master plan and budget.
  • Identify, research and develop original programming content for TV One, including series, specials, studio shows and made for TV One movies that will drive audience viewership and sales revenue.
  • Recruit suitable talent, production companies and independent producers to provide compelling programming ideas for televised content, series, specials and movies.
  • Solicits and evaluates scripts, treatments, programming submissions and potential talent and provides timely feedback, as needed.
  • Communicate and enforce TV One’s editorial requirements and production quality standards to production vendors from the earliest stages of development and pre-production through production and delivery.
  • Manage all aspects of program production from development through production and final delivery, ensuring that all assigned content adheres to TV One’s creative, technical and business goals.
  • Provide editorial management of multiple productions simultaneously and evaluate the performance of such productions against the network’s desired outcomes.
  • Enforce and/or reinforce the network’s production policies and procedures and creative standards to hold the producers, production companies and talent accountable for their respective deliverables to the network.
  • Manage production schedules and generate periodic reports on production status and deliverables.
  • Ensure the efficient information flow of production needs, delivery dates and other related production information to and from the productions and the network.
  • Create presentation decks and other materials to communicate show and programming ideas.
  • Contribute to department presentations and communications, as needed.
  • Attend markets, festivals and industry events to identify potential talent, producers, production companies and programming suppliers.
  • Work with VP, Original Programming and Production, to identify programming trends and formats that would maximize audience viewership.
  • Develop, allocate and complete various special projects as assigned by VP and SVP, Original Programming and Production.



  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct strong programming presentations.
  • Experience in managing various program formats (e.g., movies, reality, factual, etc.)
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints.
  • Knowledge of television, film, and media content of interest to the African-American audience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check
  • Legal right to work in the United States.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 5+ years of experience in a development, programming and/or production role with a broadcast or cable television network or production company.  Extensive knowledge of television production, required.


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