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Head of Documentary

Screen Australia is the Commonwealth Government’s primary agency for supporting Australian screen projects, practitioners and businesses. Our vision is to inspire, inform and connect audiences with compelling Australian stories. We support projects of scale and ambition, distinct local stories told with strong creative voices and risk-taking content for all platforms.

We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced and talented industry professional to join our team in the role of Head of Documentary.

In this newly created role, you will leverage your extensive industry experience to drive the strategic direction for Documentary funding programs, manage day-to-day operations of the unit while also working with the Head of Production on scripted projects across any genre, format or platform and implementing priorities across the broader Production Department.

To be successful, you will require extensive screen industry experience in senior executive roles in development and production across Documentary, and also across scripted drama and other screen content, with high levels of creative, deal making and commercial skills. You will have excellent stakeholder relationship management skills, possess a keen understanding of the Australian and international screen industry, trends, evolving financing and distribution models and partners.

As this is a key senior leadership position, you must have exceptional people management skills as well as leadership experience, with proven ability to inspire, engage and motivate a team.

Some domestic and international travel will be required as part of the role. The position is based in Sydney.
Screen Australia is committed to increasing workplace inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Submissions from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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Further information on this position, including the full job profile and how to apply, is available on the Screen Australia website: www.screenaustralia.gov.au/jobs
Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 July 2018



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