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General Manager, Netherlands - Media Services (A4971)

Excellent leadership opportunity for an experienced executive to head up the Dutch division of a major media localization business.

Based: Netherlands

The Company

Our client is one of the major localization businesses offering subtitling and dubbing services from its offices in the Netherlands. Its customers include blue-chip broadcasters, platforms and content owners around the world.

They have so far achieved substantial organic growth, but are now refocused on growing rapidly through M&A and investment as the requirements for media localization increase in line with global content production.

The Role

The successful candidate will provide leadership across the Dutch office and ensure the local business is aligned to the global business strategy.

They will focus on business performance and own P&L responsibility for the territory as well as leading the teams. They will also have operational oversight, ensuring clients receive high quality services promptly delivered at a reasonable cost.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will drive the business and develop sales plans alongside global management, plus build strong relationships with clients to understand their objectives.

The Candidate

Prior leadership experience in localization or media services is essential for this role, as is understanding the role of these businesses to the broadcasters, platforms and content owners.

Operational and team management experience is key – delegating duties, providing guidance and identifying core strengths.

They must also have led a team commercially and be able to generate new business from customers, while overseeing budget and costs.

The successful candidate must be confident building strong relationships with clients, senior global management and industry stakeholders.

The Rewards

A competitive salary package is available to the successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

Commercial Lead - UK Streaming Service (A4976)

Excellent opportunity for an experienced business executive to join a successful streaming service for a media company.

You will lead growth and optimise business performance across several well-known brands.

A track record of success within a metrics-driven organisation is essential.


The Company

Our client is a major media company with quality content assets and significant distribution in the UK and Ireland.

Following a strategic review, the company is increasing its focus on its streaming business and is fully committed to executing a growth strategy.

The Role

With P&L responsibility for the UK streaming businesses , the successful candidate must provide leadership to a small direct team and work effectively with other areas of the organisation.

You will identify, plan and execute commercial growth initiatives ensuring business performance is optimised. There will be a strong emphasis on creating commercial partnerships.

Other areas of involvement include technology solutions, UX/UI, marketing, and analytics & insights to look at opportunities to increase engagement and offer a better customer experience.

The overall objective is to deliver a clear commercial strategy into actionable initiatives ultimately hitting agreed targets for subscribers and P&L.

The Candidate

Prior hands on experience in VOD is essential for this role, including direct responsibility for marketing, CRM, retention, digital product development, commercialisation and performance analytics and insights.

You must be able to confidently deliver digital product engagement and conversion strategies, working alongside a product and marketing function, and you must understand and be comfortable with working in a strongly metrics-driven culture.

With strong communication and leadership skills, you must be able to forge meaningful relationships with individuals across the business and externally.

A full Job Brief is available to suitably qualified candidates.

Details

If you have relevant VOD experience at executive level (and a full understanding of the respective challenges of AVOD and SVOD) and you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact MD, Anne Fenton who is leading this search. If Lumina doesn’t already have your CV, please send it or a link to your profile.

Head of Creative, Original Productions (A4974)

Help our client tell compelling stories that can be embraced by a global market.

A key role in international scripted development.


Based: EMEA

The Company

Our client is a well known and successful EMEA broadcaster, operating across Pay TV and SVOD platforms in multiple territories.

The company is looking to develop, create and monetize commercial TV programmes for its local, regional and global markets.

Covering a diverse range of scripted projects together with some other entertainment formats our client believes the narrative arc of the world is expanding fast and is building a global content company with in a fast-growing region.

The Role

The Head of Creative will be responsible for the management of the company’s development team, and overall activity on the local and regional development slate.

Working closely with the Head of Physical Production, they will devise creative strategy, oversee editorial notes on projects in development, and coordinate the Development Executives work with their own so that submissions, talent tracking and project tracking are well covered. Working closely with the CEO, the successful candidate will ensure the Development Slate has a good number of high quality projects annually to convert into production.

They must be able to work independently and self-generate fresh approaches to explore in both television and feature films, maintaining established relationships with producers and writers and directors.

The role will be a very exciting opportunity for someone wishing to gain international experience in a very fast growing market. Relocation costs will be covered.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Identify and nurture potential talent and ideas, across cultures and genres
• Independently initiate, develop, inspire and manage positive, creative relationships with a wide range of producers, directors and writers to ensure a steady supply of the strongest ideas and projects
• Manage and quality control a wide range of often challenging development projects – overseeing and managing any complexities that arise, including managing between multiple countries / languages / partners.
• Brief and inspire production companies and speak on public platforms
• Broaden the range of producers, writers and directors the company works with
• Represent the client locally and regionally at markets and festivals.

The Candidate

The client is interested in candidates with experience outside of the region (but with cultural sensitivity) and who are willing to relocate.

The candidate is likely to come from another broadcaster or mid-sized independent production company with international reach, be well connected and have great relationships with talent, writers, agents and showrunners internationally.

They must:

• Have a strong proven track record of development and production, with a particular focus on scripted television
• Ideally, have lived and worked outside Europe and have the social imagination and cultural sensitivity to work effectively as part of a multinational team to develop projects that work for audiences both regionally and internationally
• Be passionate and knowledgeable about high quality drama, in both television and film, with a strong proven track record of demonstrating creative flair, strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
• Display tact and diplomacy especially under pressure
• Demonstrate a strong proven track record in ideas development and creation
• Have strong existing talent relationships and evidence of ability to find and build new ones
• Be a strong team player and have impeccable business and personal ethics.

The Rewards

A generous ex-pat package is available for the successful candidate, to include accommodation, travel, transport and help with relocation.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

Correspondent (A4926)

A unique opportunity to join a global news broadcaster as a Correspondent, delivering news content across all television and digital platforms.

Based: London

The Company

Our client is a pre-eminent multimedia news channel reaching millions of people across the globe through traditional and digital platforms. Currently going through significant international growth, Their award-winning news and current affairs is widely received and is currently going through significant international growth.

The Role

Working in the newsgathering team, you will be responsible for delivering news content across all our client’s broadcast and digital platforms. Being highly-skilled in writing and structuring news packages is key, and you will excel under a deadline-driven environment.

You will deliver live reports to air during periods of breaking news, with experience in reporting for both general and business news. In addition, you will adapt complex current affairs into understandable reports for an international audience.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Expected to adapt quickly to the changing digital world and new technologies
• Travel on assignments across the UK, Europe and worldwide
• Consistently achieve deadlines and targets

The Candidate

You will have a proven track-record of breaking stories and generating distinctive content for the daily news agenda. Additionally, experience of reporting for both general and business news, with a track record of embracing the digital world and new technology.

You will have strong experience as a broadcast and digital news reporter/journalist within an international media organisation. With experience of working in multicultural environments both at home and overseas.

Additional Requirements:

• Experience in live television, preferably at an international news network
• Team management experience
• You will be fluent in English and at least one other language (desired)

The Rewards

A competitive salary package is available to the successful candidate together.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.