• Director Creative Development

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    18-9006
    Division
    Productions
    Functional Area
    Production
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

    Responsibilities

    • Solicit and evaluate show idea submissions and make recommendations as to those that are worthy of consideration for MSG
    • Take meetings with producers, agents, production company reps and talent – both in to cultivate those relationships and to take/make specific pitches
    • Work diligently to research and develop show ideas that originate from both internal sources and outside submissions
    • Recommend deal points and structures in tandem with EVP Productions
    • Work closely with creative teams to help develop and produce their visions for MSG in a fashion that is most fitting to our brands
    • Supervise and guide projects and shows through all their attendant phases of development and production
    • Solicit, gather, and assess prospective talent for various MSG Productions
    • Conduct talent searches, organize submissions, and keep an updated talent list of emerging talent
    • Work with executives to identify optimal talent choices and determine talent rates
    • Support legal with insight on talent negotiations, contract development, and execution of talent deals
    • Develop and maintain relationships with MSG Talent and work with Executive Producer and producers to provide regular feedback on performance

    Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience in production development and talent negotiations/booking
    • Several years’ experience working with agents and publicists
    • Involvement in the development and management of financial budgets as pertains to creative elements.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively and establish + maintain production relationships with third parties
    • Excellent creative writing abilities
    • Interest in immersive production and technology
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Extraordinary people management skills
    • Ability to endure stressful situations
    • Negotiating experience with vendors and creatives

    Education

    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

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