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Director Creative Development


MSG Sphere seeks a Director of Development to support the creation of Immersive Content for MSG Sphere Studios. Under the direction of the President of Productions and the SVP of Creative Development and Strategy, this position will focus on executing Sphere’s content strategy, which involves (among other things) developing an innovative project slate for Sphere, from conducting research and pitching content ideas to facilitating the production of active commissions. The ideal candidate is familiar with both traditional and new media; has a strong track record developing and pitching IP; has strong communication and organizational skills; has a knowledge of industry standard practices; has a background in content creation, and is passionate about experiential media and emerging technology in the entertainment industry.  


Specific Functions/Activities

• Help execute the creative strategy for Sphere, working with both internal MSG departments as well as external creative and production partners.

• Manage the development of the project slate: conduct research, as well as track, evaluate, and help develop programming from pitch to production.

• Pitch content; identify IP to option and develop.

• Create and review decks, one/three-pagers, and other presentations for internal and external project review.

• Provide written project notes.

• Create weekly development reports.

• Maintain a thorough overview of the competitive landscape.

• Create, maintain, and update lists of potential creative partners.

• Lead, mentor, and develop junior team members.



• 3 or more years of relevant work experience in media and entertainment.  Major production company, agency, or studio experience preferred.  

• Enthusiasm for considering the unexpected, especially as it pertains to creative innovation.

• A strong affinity for collaboration in all aspects of the job.

• Deep knowledge of a range of entertainment industries (trends, players, companies, projects), with a strong interest in new media, film, and theatre.

• Excellent communication and writing skills.

• Extremely organized, with excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy.

• Strong MS Office & Apple suite skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Keynote, Pages, etc.).  Also, strong skills re: Gant and Shotgun.  



• Requires occasional travel