MSG Sphere seeks a Director
of Development to support the creation of Immersive Content for MSG Sphere Studios. Under
the direction of the President of Productions and the SVP of Creative
Development and Strategy, this position will focus on executing Sphere’s content strategy, which involves (among other things) developing
an innovative project slate for Sphere, from conducting research and pitching
content ideas to facilitating the production of active commissions. The ideal
candidate is familiar with both traditional and new media; has a strong track
record developing and pitching IP; has strong communication and organizational
skills; has a knowledge of industry standard practices; has a background in
content creation, and is passionate about experiential media and emerging
technology in the entertainment industry.
• Help execute the creative
strategy for Sphere, working with both internal MSG departments as well as
external creative and production partners.
• Manage the development of
the project slate: conduct research, as well as track, evaluate, and help
develop programming from pitch to production.
• Pitch content; identify IP
to option and develop.
• Create and review decks, one/three-pagers, and other
presentations for internal and external project review.
• Provide written project
• Create weekly development
• Maintain a thorough
overview of the competitive landscape.
• Create, maintain, and
update lists of potential creative partners.
• Lead, mentor, and develop
junior team members.
• 3 or more years of
relevant work experience in media and entertainment. Major production
company, agency, or studio experience preferred.
• Enthusiasm for considering
the unexpected, especially as it pertains to creative innovation.
• A strong affinity for
collaboration in all aspects of the job.
Deep knowledge of a range of entertainment industries (trends, players,
companies, projects), with a strong interest in new media, film, and theatre.
Excellent communication and writing
• Extremely organized, with excellent attention to detail,
thoroughness, and accuracy.
• Strong MS Office & Apple suite skills (Word, Excel,
Outlook, Keynote, Pages, etc.). Also,
strong skills re: Gant and Shotgun.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
Requires occasional travel