Head of Development - Independent Commissioning, Sky Drama

17 Jun 2021
17 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

Spearhead drama development for one of Britain's most prolific and acclaimed platforms and work with some of the drama community's greatest creative talents.

What you'll do:
  • Be an excellent communicator.
  • Have a deep and wide knowledge of the British drama landscape, particularly regarding writers, producers and directors, have strong existing relationships with creatives and the agent community, as well as an awareness of international drama producers and broadcasters.
  • Have script edited on drama productions and worked in development for a production company and/or broadcaster/platform.
  • Have a strong grasp of Sky drama's output and its tone.
What you'll bring:
  • Have oversight of, and strategic input into, the drama development slate, reporting to the Director of Independent Commissioning, Drama, and working with the Commissioning Editors and managing the Development Co-ordinators.
  • Represent Sky drama to the independent producer community.
  • Accelerate existing projects as well as generating new developments and projects in line with the strategy of department.
  • Identify, foster and nurture new and existing writing talent and galvanize relationships with writers, producers and directors.
  • Proactively source and nurture untapped talent, networks and storytelling forms, including overseeing writing schemes and harnessing Sky's dedication to diversity in creative roles.
  • Target and meet with producers to communicate the needs of the slate; commission and nurture their projects to production.
The Rewards:There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Where you'll work:Osterley:Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

Inclusion:Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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