First Look Media is hiring a

VP, Acquisitions

New York, United States

The Position:

The VP of Acquisitions for First Look Media will be responsible for working alongside the SVP of Editorial and the editorial team to build a prestige storytelling brand within First Look Media devoted to audio and visual content.

Working closely with that team as well as the FLM Programming team, the VP of Acquisitions will identify existing and work-in-progress programming, including short films (both documentary and narrative), short-form video series and other “made for digital” short-form video, feature films (both documentary and narrative), and potentially, television series and specials, including those with the potential to be repurposed into short-form programming for digital distribution. The VP of Acquisitions will also look for and identify audio programming for potential acquisition, including radio and podcasts. Working in partnership with FLM Business Affairs, the VP of Acquisitions will be responsible for deal-making related to the acquisition and/or licensing of stories that align with our brand.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the film/television/radio/podcast marketplace and strong relationships with festival and theater programmers, executives, producers and creative talent. The position will require travel to film festivals, conferences and other content marketplaces; the screening of submissions; outreach to talent; and deal-making related to content acquisition/licensing.

The Acquisitions Editor will report to the SVP/Editorial.

Responsibilities:

  • Helping to establish a strong editorial voice and sensibility through the acquisition and licensing of audio and visual storytelling with strong characters and points of view.
  • Relationship-building with curators, festival programmers and sales agents, established creators.
  • Aggressive discovery of makers working in visual and audio storytelling.
  • Screening and tracking of submissions from talent and talent representatives. 

Background & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience working in entertainment acquisitions or programming/development.
  • Robust relationships in the film, television, theater and radio/podcast talent communities.

The Company:

First Look Media is a new-model company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.

First Look operates as both a studio and digital media company. As a studio, we develop, produce and finance content for all screens and platforms including feature films, television, digital series and podcasts. As a media company, we are finding new ways to connect compelling independent creators with passionate audiences through our own properties and on media platforms of our partners.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.