Writer/Producer - Marketing

Position Summary

Conceive, write and produce on-air TV spots that include series launch and topical promos that are in alignment with the Discovery Channel brand and campaign messaging.


1. Conceive, write, and produce advertising for Discovery Channel
2. Proven expertise across a breadth of media including TV spots, interstitial network branding, radio, print, online and viral efforts
3. Write and produce internal projects: i.e. departmental presentation tapes, marketing and ad sales tapes, Programming Presentation Day reels
4. Maintain Discovery values and brand attributes in all materials
5. Drive the creative process with external and internal partners
6. Collaborate with programming, production, and scheduling departments
7. Responsible for acquisition of stock footage and/or shooting additional footage
8. Write and/or evaluate scripts
9. Maintain strong control over budgets and strategy on every project
10. Exhibit out-of-the-box thinking and breakthrough creativity


A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Video/Film Production or related field
A minimum of four years’ experience writing and producing promotion and marketing projects for broadcast or cable television
Experience overseeing editors in edit sessions at post production facility is a must
Exceptional editorial skills and graphic design sense is a must
Familiarity with Avid/Final Cut editing and basic knowledge of Aftereffects, and Photoshop is a plus
A strong interest and background in broadcast design is highly desirable and a well-rounded and up-to-date knowledge of postproduction tools and the postproduction process are essential
Proven writing and producing skills
Must be well organized, capable of handling several projects simultaneously, have the ability to work independently and possess excellent intrapersonal skills
Must be able to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines
Must display a commitment to excellence and to on-going education in video/film production and to the mastery of his/her craft
Proficient with Microsoft applications
Must have the legal right to work in the United States

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As the world's #1 nonfiction media company, Discovery Communications fosters exploration and curiosity through its high quality television and online content, reaching more than 2 billion subscribers in over 220 countries and territories around the world. Comprised of more than 160 global television networks, Discovery counts brands like Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, and OWN in its family, and it strives to be a leading worldwide provider of educational tools and digital media services.

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