Executive Director, Digital Product Development & Strategy- TMZ

Job Number: R50020662

Brand: FOX Entertainment

Sub Brand: TMZ

Job Type: Creative Development, Product Management / User Experience / Content, Digital

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: January 4, 2023

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FOX Entertainment has the power to break through. We seek to pierce pop culture with content that takes big swings, delivers mass appeal and elicits visceral reactions form our audiences. FOX has been the #1 A18-49 rated network for 2 years in a row and we got there through innovation and perseverance, as well as excellent content including shows such as THE MASKED SINGER, 9-1-1, CALL ME KAT and THE GREAT NORTH. FOX Entertainment programming includes a mix of Drama, Comedy, Alternative, Animation and Specials. Also within the Fox family are brands such as TUBI, FOX Alternative Entertainment, FOX SPORTS, FOX NEWS, FOX BET, Bento Box, Blockchain Creative Labs, and Credible.


TMZ is seeking an Executive Director, Digital Product Development & Strategy, who will have an influential, leadership role in the company’s growth into a global media company. This role will work cross-functionally within TMZ and across key departments at FOX. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Head of Revenue and Strategy, this role will interact regularly with TMZ’s senior leadership team and editorial, marketing, operations, advertising, engineering, and accounting stakeholders. In addition to having responsibility for the vision for TMZ’s portfolio of digital products, the Executive Director will also have oversight of the company’s business intelligence and analytics, reporting, and business development functions. Additionally, this role will play an important role in evaluating and optimizing key drivers of digital revenue and recommending new revenue opportunities. This is not a Technical/Engineering role.

TMZ, acquired by Fox Entertainment in 2021, breaks the biggest stories in entertainment as only it can—with accuracy, irreverent humor and youthful energy. TMZ connects with the public across its broadcast and digital platforms by providing a fresh, unvarnished, and honest take on celebrities and their real lives. TMZ is the first national television show to launch as an extension of a successful website and now has multiple sites and shows, including TMZ Sports and TMZ Live. In addition to TV and Web, TMZ has an additional way for fans to interact with the franchise — “The TMZ Celebrity Tour.” It’s a show on wheels! The TMZ brand is the most trusted, the most talked about, and the highest quality entertainment news outlet in the world. As the company embarks on its next chapter of growth, recent successes in producing documentaries and specials will be a catalyst to extend the reach, deepen the engagement, and broaden the portfolio of TMZ’s original content. As the company embarks on its next chapter of growth, recent successes in producing documentaries and specials will be a catalyst to extend the reach, deepen the engagement, and broaden the portfolio of TMZ’s original content.


  • Partner with  the Head of Revenue & Strategy to develop new growth opportunities for TMZ’s digital products and execute various revenue initiatives
  • Optimize current suite of products (web, apps, other) against desired goals
  • Translate FOX goals and TMZ’s vision and North Star into discrete actions and deliverables across new and existing products and initiatives
  • Product Development – establish a vision, define measurable objectives, and prioritize effort, while driving deliverables and alignment with the Engineering team and other key stakeholders
  • Ad Sales / Operations / Technology Support – collaborate with sales, operations, and technology teams to optimize revenue and provide a best-in-class user experience
  • Reporting and Analytics – maintain reports and synthesize data, information, metrics to obtain a pulse on revenue drivers, consumption, efficacy of creative and marketing campaigns, and overall business needs
  • Business Development – originate and manage relationships with key vendors and distribution and partners
  • Strategy – identify trends in media, digital products, and technology and conducti analyses to assess market and competitive landscapes and bases of competition
  • Management – establish vision for the digital organization, leading quarterly business reviews, and developing group budgets and mid-range forecasts
  • Oversee digital media team that comprises product management, business intelligence and analytics, and content operations
  • 10+ years of work experience, including experience in programmatic and digital (display and video) advertising and online media

  •  Degree in technology, engineering, or business domains, MBA preferred

  • Demonstrated competency in online advertising dynamics, trends, and technologies

  • Strong leadership skills to manage departments and relationships

  • Exceptional strategic and critical thinking skills

  • Highly motivated and capable of working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills and effective in interactions with C-suite executives and external partners

  • Strong analytical / Excel skills, including the ability to spot trends in large data sets


TMZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $195,000.00-216,000.00 annually for California. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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