Director Of Media Development - Children's (Tv/Film)

Harpercollins Publishers New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 days ago


HarperCollins Children's Books is currently seeking a Director of Media Development who will be responsible for creating a competitive path into all forms of media for HarperCollins Children's content. This position will report to the VP, Associate Publisher.


  • Creates strategic solicitation plans and serves as main contact for HarperCollins Children's Books to studios, networks, producers, financiers and talent.

  • Travels on a to be determined basis in order to strengthen relationships, solicit new projects and monitor books in development.

  • Works with the VP, Associate Publisher and Senior Director, Subsidiary Rights to negotiate filmed entertainment deals.

  • Represents HC Children's in all HarperCollins corporate media partnerships and relationships.

  • Reviews HC titles (wholly owned and traditionally acquired) for scope of media opportunity.

  • Attends all related conferences and trade shows in order to gain industry knowledge and solicit HC titles, as well as report back on trends, developments, and news in the space.

  • Oversees work and development of an assistant.


  • An innovative thinker with minimum of 7 years' experience in film/tv in book to film scouting and/or at a studio production or agency level

  • Has experience in negotiating all terms in book to screen deals

  • Has direct relationships with studios, writers, scouts, producers and agents

  • Has managerial experience over assistant level supports

  • Ability to work with all levels of management

  • Strong presentation skills

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That's why cover letters are strongly preferred.

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.

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Director Of Media Development - Children's (Tv/Film)

Harpercollins Publishers