About nickolasrjla

  • Industry Branded EntertainmentDigitalMarketingMediaPodcastingPublishingTelevision
  • Sector Branded ContentBranded EntertainmentCreative ServicesDevelopmentIntegrated MarketingOperationsOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentSocial MediaStrategic PartnershipsStrategyTalent DevelopmentTalent RelationsFilm Production
  • Preferred Job Title Brand DirectorBranded Entertainment PartnershipsBrand PartnershipsCCO (Chief Content Officer)CCO (Chief Creative Officer)ConsultantCreative DirectorExecutive Creative DirectorExecutive ProducerHead of Original ProgrammingHead of ProductionHead of VideoHead of Video ProductionProducerSenior Vice PresidentShowrunnerSupervising ProducerVice President
  • Companies NBCUniversal, Alloy Digital, Conde Nast, Goop


  • 2019

    Creative Strategist and Content Creator

    Oversee the creative development and physical production of story-driven multi-channel content campaigns aimed at amplifying a brand\'s digital reach through original short-form video, dynamic social content, and curated posts. Recent clients include W Magazine, WB Films, Netflix, Pixi Beauty, Pop! Makeup, The Plunge, and Marriott Luxury Collection.

  • 2018 - 2019

    VP, Digital Video and Social Content

    Led the cross-departmental creative team responsible for expanding goop\'s unique editorial voice in the food, fitness, and travel verticals through digital video series, story adjacent social content, and brand building marketing assets. Increased year-over-year video output over 200% by establishing a nimble in-house production team and managing a roster of dynamic content creators to allow for a consistent stream of fast, frugal, and responsive content. Achieved double digit subscriber growth on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram through the creation and implementation of an audience-focused and insights-driven multi-platform video strategy guided by an understanding of viewer tendencies and preferences for each. Introduced streamlined production and communication processes to ensure a consistent brand voice and cohesive storytelling across all touch points. Provided creative direction and supervised the end-to-end execution of $5M+ in sponsored video content for clients including CB2, Cointreau, David Yurman, Destination Canada, Forevermark, and HGTV.

  • 2016 - 2018
    Condé Nast Entertainment

    Executive Director, Entertainment Programming

    Captained CNE\'s pivot to celebrity-driven content, managing the bi-coastal teams responsible for the booking and production of 100+ creative content video shoots in collaboration with all major studios, networks, and labels, delivering 3B+ views. Served as talent liaison and on-set production lead for 65+ editorial franchise shoots including Vogue\'s 73 Questions, W\'s ASMR Interview, Allure\'s 9 Things, and Glamour\'s You Sang My Song. Collaborated with each publication\'s Editorial and Strategy teams on the creation and implementation of meaningful release plans including the creation of platform specific supporting teasers, cross brand posting, and pitching external coverage for relevant videos. Negotiated and executed all elements of talent-driven branded video for clients including Gap, Google, Cover Girl, Free People, Revlon, and LaMer.

  • 2015 - 2016
    Condé Nast Entertainment

    Executive Producer, The Women\'s Collection (Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Allure, Self, W and AD)

    Managed a rotating team of producers, editors, and freelance crew in the development and production of a robust assortment of female skewing original short-form series, editorially-adjacent one-offs, and talent-driven franchises for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Published 750+ pieces of video content in all lifestyle categories for Vogue, Glamour, Allure, Teen Vogue, AD, and W, each infused with a touch of humor and heart. Established CNE\'s syndication pipeline, supplying distribution partners with daily low-cost topical video stories as seen through each brand\'s unique editorial eye. Awarded Conde Nast\'s 2016 Business Accelerator Award for increasing video output by over 300%, leading four channels to the 1MM subscriber benchmark on YouTube.

  • 2014 - 2015
    Condé Nast Entertainment

    Supervising Producer, Digital Series Development and Production

    As part of Conde Nast\'s digital video launch team, collaborated with the company\'s iconic print titles on the creation of a clear and distinctive video vision and voice, and implemented site specific video strategy and programming plans to build each into a multi-platform leader in the space. Communicated each brand\'s ethos to external production partners, and took a hands-on approach through all stages of each greenlit project to ensure each met our creative, budgetary, and strategic mandates, while also maintaining the brand\'s aesthetic, tone, and voice. Oversaw the development and production of 23+ short-form series in all genres of programming for Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Allure, and Self as part of the launch team of Conde Nast\'s digital video network and managed YouTube channels. Received 7 Webby Award nominations, as well as a Television Academy special award for Glamour\'s Screw You Cancer.

  • 2012 - 2013
    Alloy Digital (fka Digital Broadcasting Group)

    Director of Programming and Development

    Spearheaded the launch of DBG\'s YouTube Originals channel, SpacesTV, a destination dedicated to home design and renovation, with a slate of programming blending craftsmanship and comedy. Collaborated with both established and emerging production companies to bring broadcast quality production to the digital space, internally managing each series from casting to completion Served as an integral part of DBG\'s Branded Content creative team, leading the ideation and execution of original programming for clients such as American Express, Coca-Cola, Cotton, Denny\'s, Ford, McDonald\'s, and Philips-Norelco.

  • 2008 - 2011
    E! Network

    Sr Manager, Current Programming and New Talent Development

    Served as network liaison across E!\'s slate of topical programming including Chelsea Lately, Fashion Police, and The Soup, providing script notes, prepping hosts, and attending all shoots to prevent potential S&P or advertiser issues on a daily basis. Partnered with the E! News team on the production of E!\'s Live From The Red Carpet event coverage, E! True Hollywood Story & 101 Countdown specials, and E! News Now digital news breaks. Led E!\'s New Talent Initiative, attending festivals and showcases around the country to identity and recruit new on-air talent.

  • 2006 - 2008
    Comcast Entertainment Group

    Executive Coordinator

    Working from the CEO\'s desk, assisted in the day-to-day creative operations of the E!, Style, and G4 networks, supervising the support staff of all senior management to facilitate cross-departmental communication and collaboration. Curated and distributed weekly \"You Oughta Know\" report highlighting emerging trends, potential talent, and cultural areas to explore for new programming potential.

  • 2005 - 2006
    E! and Style Networks

    Development Associate

    Successfully managed the office of two high-level development executives, providing administrative support and creative input to ensure the frictionless production of pilots and series from pitch to completion. Series launched during this time include Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Girls Next Door, Dr 90210, Chelsea Lately, and The Soup.