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Director of Development, Film – Diamond Diaspora Media – Atlanta, GA


Company: Diamond Diaspora Media

Address: Atlanta, GA


  • Full Time

Diamond Diaspora Media

Diamond Diaspora Media is a narrative Company. We publish narratives intentionally and specifically to enlighten and transform the world. Come join the #1 Black-Owned digital news source in the nation. Our digital media platform AtlantaBlackStar.com is looking for rock stars to help us grow to #1 in the world!

Our CORE VALUES are paramount and guide us as a leading voice in the media space, we prioritize serving the needs of Black people with the commitment to build outstanding Black-owned and operated institutions. We have a lifelong commitment to purposeful growth and value the pursuit of audacious goals.

Are you the Ideal Candidate? The Ideal Candidate displays these skills:

  • Results-Oriented: Focus on the outcome rather than a process to accomplish a goal/task. We need candidates who can focus on the end goal and get things done through the decisive decision making and prioritizing.
  • Proactive: Creating a set of goals and taking the steps necessary to make them happen. Willingness to act when needed and without being prompted, but always with the interest of the company in mind.
  • Project management: Ability to lead a project from its inception to execution. This includes planning, executing, and managing the people, resources, and scope of the project.
  • Negotiator: Building and growing mutually beneficial relationships. You understand the importance of a compromise and is an effective communicator.
  • Leadership: Ability to influence people to achieve a better result for the organization.
  • Managing Ambiguity: Ability to deal with ambiguity and effectively cope with change, shift gears comfortably, decide and act without having the total picture, and handle risk and uncertainty.”
  • Collaborator: The ability tobuild trust to understand a variety of perspectives, manage priorities from everyone in the group, and then decisively meet expectations as a reliable member of a team.
  • Competitive: The ideal candidate should understand cooperative competition to drive productivity forward and to work for each team member’s goal to achieve winning results. The competitive spirit is the atom of self-improvement.
  • Presentation Skills: We want candidates who can communicate well with others and are hypersensitive to the presentation from communication to physical appearance

The Ideal Candidate for the Director of Development, Film has a strong desire to help execute our mission to unify the Black world through meaningful and captivating content on its digital platform AtlantaBlackStar.com (ABS). The Director of Development/Film is responsible for the creation and cultivation of DDM’s development slate to include writers, searches, partnership identification and cultivation, co-development of initial concepts and pitch decks, feedback on all creative submitted by creators and partners, franchise plan creation, etc.

Is this you? If so, read on…

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate the below skills and meet the minimum qualifications:

  • Create and maintain strong agency relationships, strong network of talent, directors and writers.
  • Build rapport and maintain relationships with production companies in various key markets
  • Solicit appropriate development projects and evaluate new submissions, providing detailed coverage and/or script notes as needed
  • Identify and secure new talent for projects in development.
  • Ensure a consistent level of quality is achieved and maintained on all creative fronts.
  • Leverage existing relationships within entertainment industry and emerging digital distribution platforms to help distribution efforts.
  • Sources possible materials books, stories and scripts for consideration in future film projects.
  • Build, develop and implement long term strategies for film division to endure continued growth
  • Provide research and analysis upon request on film entertainment industry, marketing and development trends, etc
  • Track and report the successful progression of development projects
  • Ensure the vision of DDM film content aligns with the company-wide goals

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree from an accredited university, preferably in Film Production, Screenwriting, Business, or Marketing, or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the film industry specific to developing commercially viable films
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain extensive and productive relationships with various producers, directors, writers, agents, talent, and the creative community in general
  • Must be able to independently supervise the development of a project from treatment through post production
  • Track record of working effectively with colleagues, and superiors, with a special emphasis on communicating creative goals effectively.
  • Must demonstrate a passion for media, entertainment and development of content that resonates with Black people throughout the diaspora
  • Candidate must be willing to travel as needed

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $120,000.00 – $130,000.00 per year

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $119,000.00 – $140,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
In response to COVID-19, The Director of Development, Film position is currently remote. However, if hired you will be expected to relocate to DDM’s headquarters in Atlanta, GA in the future. An appropriate notice will be provided.

Experience:

  • Working on Film or TV shows: 7 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:

  • www.atlantablackstar.com

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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