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Head of Content & Channels - FTSE 100 (A4684)

Head of Content & Channels - FTSE 100 Business (A4684)

A unique opportunity to lead content strategy and development for an important & successful multiplatform B2C business.
Location: UK & Ireland

The Client
Our client is a FTSE 100 company and one of the leading social sports and gaming brands in the UK and Ireland. A highly profitable and successful business, their operations cover the UK, Ireland and now expanding internationally too.

Their social media presence is world class reaching new audiences to bring their brand story to the masses. They create live shows and other appealing content on social, TV shows, radio shows, podcast segments, and other platforms.

They are now taking their content to the next level by creating a new position of Head of Content and Channels. Their ambition is to become the no. 1 content destination for all sports and gaming-related content in the UK&I.

The Role
The Head of Content & Channels will oversee all content & editorial initiatives, for both internal and external channels. These will be distributed across multiple platforms and formats to drive reach and engagement supporting business acquisition and retention metrics.

The role is central to defining the brand story on a daily basis and keeping the brand firmly at the forefront of popular culture. Ultimately the successful candidate will help drive brand engagement metrics and increase customer numbers and therefore revenue.

Overseeing a team of creatives, a highly creative individual is required with a track record of content development and production, who can devise quality material to engage their target audience.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to) -
• Mapping out a content strategy that supports and extends marketing initiatives, both short- and long-term, determining which methods work for the brand. Continuous evolvement of strategy is a must.
• Drive reach and engagement of our client’s brand and products delivering revenue through the development and distribution of relevant, interesting and cut through content.
• Creating external partnerships with other content platforms for co-productions and collaborations to reach new and broader audiences.
• Ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person. This is to be done for each buyer persona within the enterprise.
• Working across the group to leverage the content strength we have organizationally to bring new formats and new content to our audiences.
• Integration of content activities within traditional marketing campaigns.
• Leveraging market data to develop and leverage relevant and optimal channels to reach target audience.

The Candidate
This individual will champion all things related to content, distribution, channel optimization, brand consistency, segmentation and localization, analytics and meaningful measurement. They will think like a publisher/journalist, leading the development of content initiatives in all forms to drive new and current business.
Coming from a broadcast background with a reputation for creating attention grabbing content that has the zeitgeist firmly at its core and a portfolio that spans TV, Digital, Social. This person will have expertise in both inhouse creative development and co productions and partnerships.

Experience and Competencies Required
• A strong creative track record and the ability to demonstrate innovative and effective programming
• Broadcast production background highly desirable, Journalism, Public Relations or related communications field.
• 10-15 years of experience as a respected leader in multichannel content creation (publishing, journalism, etc.).
• Experience of creating compelling messages for different target demographics.
• You need to have expertise in brand building and express strong well-articulated opinions on the company brand and opportunities to leverage it in content generation
• Excellent planning and organizational skills are essential for this role, the successful candidate must have capacity to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and within budget
• Should be a proactive self-starter who self-motivates to constantly challenge the status quo, identifies opportunities and champions them regularly
• Expertise in all major business software applications (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.).
• HR-related experience including hiring, managing, performance reviews, compensation packages, etc. required.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills are required, you’ll need to pull together all the strands of creative and practical talent involved in a project to create a team
• A keen interest and knowledge of sport – in particular football.

Details
An attractive package with a generous bonus and company benefits is available to the successful candidate.

A full job description is available for suitably qualified candidates. Please note, applicants should provide a showreel or portfolio of work for consideration. For further details, please send an email (with an attached CV in Word format) to application@luminasearch.com

Executive Producer - Germany (A4624)

Executive Producer - Germany (A4624)

A key role with a growing production house, developing and leading their German production base to deliver on commissions for major broadcasters in the region.

Based: Munich

The Client
Our client is a TV and digital content production house based in the UK. Over the past year, they have won and delivered commissions for major UK broadcasters and international groups. They have developed several innovative popular entertainment formats which have been adapted globally.

The Role
Our client will open a production office in Germany to adapt their formats and programming for the region’s major broadcasters and digital outlets. You will be responsible for leading the German office, leading multiple productions projects and winning commissions.

Specific responsibilities (but not limited to) -
• To be editorially, financially and managerially responsible for a range of productions and output.
• Ensure all programmes/content are delivered on time and within budget, encouraging the highest possible creative standards throughout.
• Pitch and win new commissions, plus drive the development of productions.
• To provide clear direction, editorial insight and quality control for both ongoing and newly commissioned projects.
• A commitment to creating both diverse content and teams to reflect audiences and ensuring best practice.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will be dynamic and have extensive knowledge and experience of the German unscripted TV market, managing pitches and productions from commissioning through to delivery.

You will have excellent relationships with German commissioners and industry talent to ensure generate new business and commissions. The ideal candidate will also have experience building a new production office – including hiring and expanding resources.

Fluency in German & English is crucial for this role.

Details
An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.

For further details, please send an email (with an attached CV in Word format) to application@luminasearch.com

Executive Producer - Global News Broadcaster (A4407)

Executive Producer - Global News Broadcaster (A4407)

An exciting opportunity to take a key digital leadership role in a well resourced, start up operation for an established global news broadcaster.

An exceptional talent is required for this newly-created position which is open NOW. The remuneration package will be designed to attract the very best.

The Client
Our client is a leading international broadcaster with global operations across several continents specialising in impartial news and current affairs content.

The company is now creating a significant news operation in London, and the search is on for talented staff to build teams and launch the service at the end of the year.

Their ultimate aim is to build a well-staffed, digital and television hub producing news, online, and other content to feed into their global English language platforms.

Editorially, they pursue a broad international vision; focusing on nations, regions, and stories often ignored by the traditional broadcasters.

The Role
The successful candidate will have the following key responsibilities:
- Lead the daily digital and social media output for our client in a multi-platform environment
- Lead, inspire and coach the digital team of up to 50 people to produce high-quality digital content in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Take responsibility for budget allocation, audience identification, creative strategy and the optimisation of resources
- Monitor new trends and developments in the digital world and develop a strategy for integrating them into their various platforms
- Lead the development of digital media plans and promotions in line with international strategy
- Partner with Executive Producers and talent to develop digital content extensions to the linear programming
- Define the editorial product strategy

This leadership role within the digital department will have direct reports from multiple producers, editors and writers, with the potential to oversee a team of up to 50 people.

The Candidate
The successful candidate will have:

- 8+ years of experience in journalism, including a significant amount in the multimedia environment
- Management experience including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, manage performance and conflict resolution
- Demonstrably strong knowledge and proficiency in the latest digital technology and systems across websites and social media platforms
- Possess an understanding of and appreciation for a multi-national, multi-cultural work environment
- Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communication
- Good analytical mind
- Good sense of organisation
- Ability to work quickly and thoughtfully, and show initiative
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

Details
The package will be tailored to attract candidates of the highest calibre. If you have the skills & experience called for above and would like to discuss this role in complete confidence, please contact Anne Fenton, MD of Lumina Search at: anne@luminasearch.com.

Executive Consultancy: News (A4550)

Executive Consultant: News (A4550)

An opportunity to devise and implement strategy for the News Channel of a major Media Group in CEE.

Based: UK with regular travel
6 months contract with the possibility of further extension

The Client
Our client is a leading Eastern European channel group which already enjoys huge success in the very competitive local market.

They are now looking for a UK based senior news executive with a track record of running a significant sized news operation and who can advise on a variety of operational and strategic areas, to make the operation more efficient.

This individual will look at the current news output focused on TV with online as a 2nd priority, and will advise on reshaping the business to take into account a more international approach to news coverage.

The Role
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Consultant will advise on all aspects of the news operation, analysing the current processes, defining key improvement areas and producing a clear roadmap on how to implement changes.

Key Responsibilities -
-Evaluating current news coverage and advising on potential inconsistencies with the news industry standards and best practice.
- Evaluating news department organizational structure and key news production processes and advising on efficiency improvements
- Act as a coach to the Head of News department supporting the change effort in bringing the news department to a more international coverage approach
- Advise on best practices and trends in news coverage

This role will be based in the UK with frequent trips abroad. Additional resources will be available on a project by project basis. There will be an initial 6 month contract with a possibility of extension.

The Candidate
The successful candidate will have a wide range of experience in broadcasting, digital media, management, human resource development, global media strategy, program production, news gathering, and news production.

They need to have a strong track record in editorial content development and a high level of integrity. They must also have knowledge of the political landscape in the CEE region.

Details
A significant remuneration package is offered, in line with the individual's experience.

For further details, please send an email (with an attached CV in Word format) to application@luminasearch.com

SVP, International Physical Sales and Distribution, Home Entertainment (A4467)

SVP, International Physical Sales and Distribution, Home Entertainment

A superb opportunity to join a major US studio in an international role overseeing the Physical Home Media sales from its London office.

This senior executive-level role requires 15+ years' sales and distribution experience in international home media or related industries, in a leadership role.

The COMPANY
Our client is a Hollywood studio, with a long successful history distributing some of the world’s much loved movies. From action thrillers to Sci-Fi franchises, the studio continues to release successful films both theatrical and on home media.

The ROLE
Reporting into the LA-based EVP, this is a key leadership role overseeing the entire physical media sales business, covering forecasting, strategy and market analysis and managing third party operations.

This position is accountable for defining sales targets, ensuring territories meet the goals, while aligning sales objectives within the studio’s wider strategy. Additional responsibilities include leadership and motivation of the sales team, fostering a high-performance culture.

As this role has an international scope, there will be extensive travel to visit regional offices and relevant territories.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Align the sales organisation’s objectives with business strategy through active participation in the strategic planning, sales strategy development, annual and quarterly forecasting, sales resource planning, and budgeting process
• Meet assigned targets for net sales, market share, contribution margin and other strategic performance objectives
• Lead and refine the sales organisations high performance management processes and culture. This includes embedding the sales organisational principles for managing high performance, embedding critical performance measures for all sales roles; and overseeing the equitable allocation of organisation objectives across all the defined area of responsibility
• Provide leadership, coaching and development to the sales team, while fostering a culture of high-performance and accountability
• Accountable for the sales organisation supporting budget including but not limited to Trade Investment. Proactively assessing existing sales organisation investments (ensuring efficient return), including those in technology, training, and administrative support
• Lead the identification, formulation and communication of sales strategy for physical including, competitive analysis, capabilities assessments, forecasting and cost/revenue projections, and developing strategic recommendations. Working closely with the planning, marketing and finance teams on the sales strategy
• Secure promotional opportunities on partner platforms; ensure operational goals, execution of content strategy and compliance with contractual obligations
• Research and explore emerging business models and trends; conduct market assessments to formulate physical international business strategies
• Lead and support the sales organisation change initiatives by continuously assessing the need for organisational change, championing change initiatives, and removing obstacles impeding constructive and progressive organisational change.
• Develop Licensing strategy to maximise the return on the studio’s assets
• Establish and maintain productive peer-to-peer relationships with customers and other internal and external stakeholders
• Oversee the execution marketing strategies for launch of physical new release and catalogue content to ensure effective implementation of such strategy.

The Candidate
The successful candidate will possess:

• 15+ years' sales and distribution leadership in home media or related industries
• Extensive experience in physical media distribution and business development, or related media/entertainment required
• Proven success in driving superior value from direct management and/or leadership of large scale national and/or multinational customers
• Ability to think strategically and consider longer term impacts
• Highly numerate, analytical and commercially astute
• Excellent communication and ability to influence at all levels with confidence to challenge appropriately
• Strong presentation and negotiation skills required, including the ability to successfully communicate with internal and external decision makers; excellent oral and written communications skills
• Strong experience analysing and presenting all relevant market, industry and company factors to support proactively identifying targets and priorities; experience in navigating complex issues that straddle business, legal, product and technology considerations
• Ability to contribute to high level strategy in addition to being a master of details and process when needed.

Details
An attractive package including bonus potential will be tailored to the successful candidate.

If you have the credentials for this role and are interested to learn more, please contact Anne Fenton (anne@luminasearch.com) for more details.

Executive Director, Creative - Music (A4383)

Executive Director, Creative

This is a key role with a global music rights organisation.

The successful candidate will create and sustain relationships with the music community across Europe, and help ensure our client maintains and builds on its position as a market leader.

The Client
Our client is global leader in music rights management, exploiting a vast catalogue of musical works on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers.

The organisation sees itself as an advocate for the value of music, and ensures its talent receives a fair share of the commercial proceeds of its exploitation.

The Role
The wide range of talent the organisation represents are at its heart, and the role of maintaining and building on these talent relationships is of the highest importance.

As the ‘European Ambassador’ for the organisation, you’ll be expected to maintain a high profile in the industry, and closely follow current and emerging music trends.

You’ll provide leadership to the London team as they maintain contacts with established writers and publishers, and their agents, managers and attorneys across Europe.

Ultimately, your efforts will facilitate a flow of new music to be represented by the organisation enabling it to build market share across all genres and platforms.

The Candidate
The exceptional candidate our client is searching for must have considerable depth of experience within the music business – and they will already achieved a recognisable degree of success, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues, competitors and talent in the process.

Experience working closely with music rights will be invaluable – as will international connections and experience.

Details
The successful candidate will enjoy the prestige of the role, combined with a competitive remuneration package.

To arrange a discussion about the role in complete confidence, please send in your CV to Lumina below

Head of Commissioning - Unscripted (Germany) (A4534)

Head of Commissioning - Unscripted (Germany) (A4534)

A key commissioning role at a leading internet VOD provider, leading the sourcing, planning and execution for unscripted content with a specific focus on the German market.

The Client
Our client is an international provider of VOD content, and is home to a huge portfolio of original content.

The Role
You will be responsible for multiple projects in development and production as well as a high volume of submissions and meetings.

Key Responsibilities -
- Act as the main point of contact and support for producers, writers, agents within the German territory
- Establish new creative relationships in the German marketplace
- Evaluate a broad range of materials, making recommendations on submissions to enter in to development and subsequent green light
- Manage the production from inception to launch, interacting with key stake holders internally and externally during this process.

The Candidate
With an in depth knowledge of the German TV market, you will have experience in managing unscripted shows from production to launch in either a production or commissioning capacity.

You will have excellent relationships with German producers, writer and agents in order to harness the best creative ideas and talent, and have the ability to communicate effectively with them through all stages of the process.

It’s essential that you are positive and proactive, happy to work in non-hierarchal environment, and that you are adaptable to change as the business develops.

Fluency in German & English is crucial for this role.

Details
An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.