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Commissioning Editor Motorsports (A4821)

Commissioning Editor Motorsports

A truly unique opportunity to join a world-renowned and highly respected international multi-platform broadcaster as a Commissioning Editor for their hugely popular Motorsports content.

Based: Europe

The Company

Our client is a market leader and internationally recognised for their quality content and events in the media, lifestyle and sporting world. This innovative organisation has seen continuous, rapid growth and is now looking to continue this success by further developing its Motorsports content.

The Role

In this role you will be leading the strategy and commissioning of content for Motorsports across the organisational network. You will function as the in-house industry expert in Motorsports, providing invaluable knowledge through passion and expertise.

You will be growing and identifying key audience’s opportunities in reach and engagement by ensuring both strategic and dynamic content is commissioned and produced. You will have the opportunity to lead content production that is globally seen, enjoyed and respected for its forward-thinking, distinctive and stylised quality.

Working closely with the Motorsports Audience Team, you will be accountable for audience growth. You will also be working directly with Programmes, Comms, Marketing and Brands to ensure a cross-functional campaign across the company.

Additional Responsibilities:


• Devise the year-long, cross platform content strategy that will deliver this potential
• On a rolling basis, create commissioning brief that articulates content needs
• Define the content requirements, scope and formats
• Be responsible for defining and guarding the organisation’s tone of voice in Motorsports
• Work directly with Development and Production teams
• Manage the Motorsports Editor, responsible for editorial text and news content output
• Work with in-house and third-party producers to commission content

The Candidate

This role is for a highly experienced individual within a mature media market, with exceptional editorial skills within Motorsports. You will have extensive experience in strategic planning, audience development, digital and social content commissioning and has a great reputation and contacts within Motorsports.

Likely to be operating at Executive Producer level or in commissioning, you will not only have worked and developed directly within Motorsports, but will be passionate and driven by the Motorsports world. This is the perfect opportunity for someone to take the next step in their career and focus on their passion.

Additional Requirements:

• Outstanding storytelling skills and knowledge of digital, social, TV content creation and activation
• Demonstrable success in meeting audience/traffic goals
• Knowledge of audience analytics and the ability to analyse and sensibly use data
• Budgeting and business planning experience

The Rewards
A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate together with a discretionary bonus.

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.

Commissioning Editor Wintersports (A4822)

Commissioning Editor Wintersports

A truly unique opportunity to join a world-renowned and highly respected international multi-platform broadcaster as a Commissioning Editor for their hugely popular Wintersports content.

Based: Europe

The Company

Our client is a market leader and internationally recognised for their quality content and events in the lifestyle, media and sporting world. This innovative organisation has seen continuous, rapid growth throughout that time. It is now looking to continue this success by developing further its Wintersports content.

The Role
In this role you will be leading the strategy and commissioning of content for Wintersports across the organisational network. You will function as the in-house industry expert in Winterports, providing invaluable knowledge through passion and expertise.

You will be leading all matters relating to content in the Wintersports Audience Team and will be accountable for the growth of the audience. You will have the opportunity to lead content production that is globally seen, enjoyed and respected for its forward-thinking, distinctive and stylised quality.

Working directly with Programming, Comms, Marketing and Brand to identify audience opportunities and growth potential you will devise a year-long, cross platform content strategy that will deliver this potential.

Additional Responsibilities:

• On a rolling basis, create commissioning brief that articulates content needs
• Define the content requirements, scope and formats
• Be the organisations recognised expert in Wintersports to guide all relevant Media Network content
• Be responsible for defining and guarding the organisations tone of voice in Wintersports Work directly with Development and Production teams
• Work with in-house and third-party producers to commission content
• Help develop content expertise in Wintersports for all markets through regular communication with country counterparts

The Candidate

This role is for a highly experienced individual within a mature media market, with exceptional editorial skills within Wintersports. You will have extensive experience in strategic planning, audience development, digital and social content commissioning and has a great reputation and contacts within Wintersports.

You will not only have worked in a senior production role and developed directly within Wintersports, but will be passionate and driven by the Wintersports world.

Additional Requirements:

• Outstanding storytelling skills and knowledge of digital, social, TV content creation and activation
• Demonstrable success in meeting audience/traffic goals
• Knowledge of audience analytics and the ability to analyse and sensibly use data
• Budgeting and business planning experience

The Rewards

A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate together with a discretionary bonus.

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.

Finance Director - Industry Body (A4793)

Finance Director - Industry Body (A4793)

A rare opportunity to join a prestigious media charity as a senior financial executive.

Location: London

The Client
Our client is a dynamic and well-established educational charity focused on the discussion and analysis of the media. This pre-eminent organisation has enjoyed rapid expansion in recent years and is looking to build on this success and develop new areas of growth in line with its charitable aims.

The Role
The organisation is now looking for a new Finance Director to oversee the finance function and ensure that the systems are efficient and compliant to facilitate the smooth running of the business.

Leading a small team and reporting directly to the CEO and Honorary Treasurer , the FD will play a key role in the modernising the finance systems as well as acting as an advisor on all financial matters including future growth opportunities . They will be required to occasionally present at Board level.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to) -
• Monthly, quarterly and year end accounts
• VAT returns compliant with “making tax digital” (MTD)
• Ensuring accurate transaction reconciliation and posting of income and sales
• Ensuring accurate transaction reconciliation and posting of purchases and expenditure
• Monitoring bank accounts and cash flow status across the 3 companies of the organisation
• Producing, tracking and monitoring annual budgets
• Produce the 3 year plan with the CEO
• Preparing and facilitating the annual external audit
• Contribute to the production of the annual report
• Work with the operational staff in HO and the volunteers in the regions to enable strong compliance to good / best practice finance administration for their income and expenditure activities

The Candidate
An experienced and qualified finance professional , you will have extensive knowledge of financial practices and accounting principles, and will also need experience of both Sage and more modern accounting packages.

As well as excellent technical skills, strong team leadership experience is also key along with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. This is also a small office so this individual will need to roll up their sleeves from time to time and be able to work under pressure during busy periods.

Experience and Competencies Required
Technical:
• A recognised accounting qualification
• Extensive knowledge of financial practices and accounting principles
• Hands on experience with different accounting packages
• Strong organisational and financial analysis skills, highly skilled in Excel
• Presentation skills
• Track record of modernising and streamlining processes across an organisation
• Knowledge of modern software packages such as Quickbooks, Xero or similar as well as familiarisation with Sage

Personal :
• Strong leadership ability and team management expertise
• Strong attention to detail and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Able to work under pressure
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
• Ability to roll up sleeves and help out as necessary
• Knowledge of interest in working for a charity desirable

Details
A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate together with a discretionary bonus.

A full job description is available for suitably qualified candidates. For further details, please send an email (with an attached CV in Word format) to application@luminasearch.com