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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

Executive Consultant: Business Process Engineering - Major Broadcaster (A4548)

Executive Consultant: Business Process Engineering (A4548)

An opportunity to devise and engineer business processes for a major Media Group in CEE.

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

The Role
Reporting to the Head of Strategy, and working closely with the strategy team, you will be charged with looking at current internal processes, covering all aspects of the business’ operations, and finding ways to improve the overall business workflow for long term financial sustainability. You will be responsible for engineering new business processes and implementing these concepts successfully.

The individual should have an experience of leading a transformational effort in media industry.

Key Responsibilities -
- Reviewing and Business Process Engineering project roadmap, providing best practice examples to avoid bottlenecks and pitfalls
- Reviewing and critically evaluating the metrics to measure the project success
- Providing guidance and advise on the business process engineering methodology
- Reviewing the results of the BP engineering team, and advising on improvements
- Responding to ad-hoc requests from the team on the topic of business process engineering and implementation.

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
To succeed in this role you should already have significant experience and a strong track record of leading the transformational effort in a media business.

Specifically, you need:

- Experience in formulating policy, and developing & implementing new strategies and procedures
- Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, and expertise in Change Management
- Ability to develop financial plans and analyze & interpret financial data
- Exceptional communications skills, including the ability to develop and deliver effective presentations
- Commercial mindset, and a natural talent for identifying sources of sponsorship and other revenues streams, and securing deals
- Very strong commercial skills
- Ability to manage very senior stakeholders and work with staff at all levels.

Experience working in a Media Consulting Firm or in-house for a major media business would be very helpful for this role. The profile of the successful candidate would include successful experience as a business analyst and experience in Media (in equal measure).

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.