JOB TITLE: Director, Business Development  


LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

CREATED/REVISED: February 2017

SUMMARY OF POSITION: TMZ is looking for a Director, Business Development.  If you’re a forward thinking strategic dealmaker who has his/her finger on the pulse of digital media across all platforms, we’d like to hear from you.  We’re looking for candidates who can move quickly in an agile environment, develop new business opportunities, and effectively execute business initiatives. The Director, Business Development will work on new and existing business opportunities for TMZ and its many verticals.  This includes developing strategic plans, performing research and analysis, negotiating deals, supervising the launch of new initiatives, and tracking post launch KPI’s.  The position is based in Los Angeles.


  • Establish business development plans supporting the growth and expansion of new opportunities for TMZ and its verticals
  • Build business models with sensitivity analyses
  • Identify trendsetting ideas and build relationships with external partners
  • Collaborate with senior management and Business Affairs on deal development
  • Collaborate with internal departments to market TMZ to potential partners


  • Minimum 3 years related business development experience, preferably with a digital media company
  • BA/BS and MBA required.
  • Must have an innate understanding of the TMZ brand and its position in the marketplace
  • Must be a team leader with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Must have demonstrated success in negotiating and closing deals
  • Must have strong professional relationships with leaders in the digital field
  • Must be a proactive, self-starter who can identify issues and opportunities and structure approaches to achieve desired results
  • Must be detail-oriented, solutions and results driven
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks under time constraints in a fast-paced environment exhibiting strong follow-up skills
  • Must have working knowledge of how to execute business agreements
  • Must have solid business judgment and the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders

Telepictures Productions/TMZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer