About tkrubsack

Dear Rob, I saw your video regarding the search for the VP/Head of Programming position at Bon Appétit & Epicurious. That’s great news, and also great to hear that you’ve already placed Reggie Williams at Condé Nast Entertainment. I would love to be considered for this new role. I’m really excited by this opportunity… when I headed up programming at Z Living, I immediately realized that food shows were going to be the key to growing the network. I quickly focused on expanding that content, adding hundreds of hours of programming that either focused solely on food, or heavily incorporated food in the show. The ratings for the network jumped. I also love this role because I’m both a creative and strategic executive. I’ve got the instincts to develop and produce great shows—for example, Critics’ Choice Award winner Face Off, the most successful show in Syfy’s history. I know how to analyze data and viewership metrics to craft a programming strategy that might seem unexpected, but ultimately can be very successful. And I really pride myself on being able to work with existing teams, and to identify the best new talent to bring on-board; I’ve hired a lot of great people. And I think it would be fair to say—on almost every job I’ve ever had—that I’ve never done that job before. But I’m confident that my track record speaks for itself: increasing distribution 500%, bringing in younger viewers, building a #5 cable entertainment network, and creating unscripted programming that has really influenced much of the content that is still being produced, on all types of platforms. Whether it’s digital or linear content, you have to know how to tell a story that people want to watch and that they will talk about—and that’s what I do. Thanks for your consideration, Rob, and I hope we can discuss this further. Sincerely, Tim Krubsack
  • Industry DigitalMediaTelevision
  • Sector AcquisitionsBusiness DevelopmentDevelopmentOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentStrategy
  • Preferred Job Title CCO (Chief Content Officer)CCO (Chief Creative Officer)ConsultantEntrepreneurExecutive ProducerExecutive Vice PresidentGeneral ManagerHead of Original ProgrammingHead of ProductionPresidentSenior Vice PresidentVice President
  • Companies Z Living/Zee Entertainment, Syfy/NBCU, USA Networks, Bunim/Murray Productions, GRB Entertainment

Summary

Tim Krubsack was most recently the executive vice president and head of programming at Z Living, a world-leading cable network offering health and lifestyle entertainment programming. Krubsack oversaw all original programming, acquisitions and business affairs for the network, which, during his tenure, quadrupled its distribution and grew its ratings exponentially. The network’s originals include The Big Fat Truth, Altar’d, Yoga Girls and Finding Fido, and was the cable home of The Dr. Oz Show. Krubsack also launched Z Productions, a studio that produces programming both for internal Zee Entertainment networks and external cable networks.

Prior to Z Living, Krubsack served as senior vice president, alternative programming for Syfy/NBCUniversal, where he was responsible for overseeing the development of the network’s unscripted programming line-up. Krubsack developed and oversaw the production of the Critics’ Choice Award-winner Face Off and launched hits such as Paranormal WitnessHeroes of CosplayTotal BlackoutEstate of Panic, Scare Tactics with Tracy Morgan, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge. He also headed up Syfy’s production department, overseeing a management team with responsibility for all budgeting, legal and delivery requirements for the network’s unscripted series. Krubsack’s programming grew Syfy into a top 5 cable entertainment network in the 25-54 demo.

Before joining Syfy, Krubsack was founder and president of iO Film, a leading digital intermediate post production company providing digital finishing and mastering services to hundreds of independent and studio films, including Best Picture Academy Award-winner Crash.

Krubsack also served as VP, alternative programming for USA and Sci Fi networks under Barry Diller, where he launched the unscripted programming efforts for both networks. As a producer, Krubsack produced Road Rules and Real World/Road Rules Challenge for MTV, Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction? for FOX, and the critically acclaimed documentary Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks for Trio, among many other shows for multiple networks.