Writer/Producer, Comedy Central
Comedy Central - New York, NY

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Responsible for creating original, funny and effective sales tapes, DVD spots, affiliate spots, clip reels, Development tapes, trailers, App spots, merchandising spots, and on-air promo spots for the network.
  • Develop original concepts, scripts, ideas and pitches that reflect Comedy Central’s brand character. Ideas must have the proper balance between the creative and the business side of things.
  • Generate creative that connects to our audience or the intended audience which is often members of the business community.
  • Pitch concepts and scripts to supervisors and in Writers Meetings.
  • Articulate ideas and actively participate in brainstorm sessions. Capable of generating many “out-of-the-box” ideas.
  • Oversee all aspects of pre- and post-production (record sessions, edit sessions, etc.) with proficiency and professionalism. Be able to handle the management of formatting for new platforms... giant screens, HD, digital etc.
  • Bring an original and dynamic dimension to the department.
  • Efficiency and competency in expressing self through all phases of a project, anticipating and trouble-shooting as conflicts arise.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Graphics Department to facilitate elements for assignments – have a strong sense of desired aesthetic.
  • Work with Production Managers to assure that projects are delivered on time, formatted properly, legally vetted, and are on budget. Delegate assignments to Production Assistants.
  • Keep abreast on everything "Comedy Central" and its viewers. Know how they interact with Comedy Central in a multiplatform world, and bring that knowledge to projects so that the work is “on brand.” Comedy Central’s marketing is social nowadays – we listen and respond to our viewers… must be able to speak this language and contribute ideas.
  • Basic Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 4-8 years experience as Writer/Producer
    • Experience producing sales tapes
    • Strong creative thinker
    • Good sense of humor/User of Social Media
    • Must be a dynamic “cutter” - sales tapes are much more than just a collection of the best clips. Needs someone who can bring such tapes to life in surprising ways, and someone who can “bring the funny” to the forefront
    Desired Requirements:
    • Excellent communication skills - ability to articulate ideas in order to see vision through to completion
    • Able to collaborate with stellar results
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and “go the extra mile” under tight deadlines
    • Ability to work independently or as a member of a creative team

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