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Executive Consultant - News Organisation (A4865)

Executive Consultant - News Organisation


A senior advisory position for a global news broadcaster in heir new state-of-the-art facilities in London.
The Company

Our client is an international broadcaster, with offices across the globe on several continents. They specialise in providing news and current affairs content for their television channels and digital platforms. Their TV news channels are available globally on most major satellite and cable platforms, plus an extensive digital footprint across Social Media.

With a recently launched start-up HQ in London, our client is seeking to create a significant news operation to cover Europe, with the ultimate aim to build a well-staffed hub producing news content for their global channels.
The Role


The successful candidate will advise on all operational and regulatory matters and serve as a bridge between the regional and international operation as the channel develops its international hub

The client is looking for a seasoned news executive with a strong track record, and highly respected by their peers who can advise on all aspects of the establishment of the U.K./Europe broadcast operation and its integration into the rest of the network, production system and digital/social media platforms including advising and acting on matters such as:
• Staff Recruiting
• Work flow and organization
• UK broadcast environment, rules, regulations, practices
• Programming and Program development
• Global market strategy in digital and broadcast areas
• Television and digital convergence
• Mentoring of staff
• Clear and candid advice to management with an outside perspective.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fledgling news service and help build the regional hub.

A full job description is available on request. The position is offered on a rolling contract basis.

The Candidate

The client is looking for a seasoned news executive with a strong track record, and highly respected by their peers.

The successful candidate will have:

• Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related international field
• Extensive experience in television news (or digital) and management experience, with a track record at a senior level
• International news gathering, production, and television/digital field experience – including operational management experience
• Great connections to the UK television news industry
• Experience of working in a multi-cultural business and comfortable working with culturally diverse business and media practices.
• Start up and channel launch experience would be very helpful.

Details

Our client is offering an attractive package to attract the very best talent.

If you have the skills and experience stated above and would like to discuss this role in complete confidence, please contact Anne Fenton, MD of Lumina Search at: anne@luminasearch.com.

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.

Executive Producer General News (A4840)

Executive Producer General News


A unique opportunity to join a global television network as an Executive Producer, leading news output for their continued international growth.

The Company

Our client is a pre-eminent multimedia news channel reaching millions of people across the globe through traditional and digital platforms. Currently undergoing significant international growth, continuing their broadcasting and publishing of award-winning news and current affairs content.

The Role

Our client is looking for a highly effective and experienced producer to lead and manage a team responsible for all news output. At their state-of-the-art London broadcast centre, you will be driving international growth across their news and current affairs channel.

This is a key role for a senior executive who will establish a workflow for a dynamic production team. You will display creativity and hold responsibility for the overall vision, content, editorial planning process and day to day operations.

The role will be under a “start-up” environment, requiring enterprising ideas and leadership. Collaboration with assignment editors, operations, business news team, among others will be part of your day-to-day responsibilities.

The Candidate

The client is looking for a highly experienced, senior production executive that is adaptable and excels under a high-pressure environment. With an extensive background in team management, they will be able to guide the team to bring fresh ideas and approaches in creating broadcasts with originality to a diverse global audience.

The right candidate will be an expert in current events, geopolitics, international relations, and history. In addition, they will have a willingness to embrace the digital world, and to cooperate with the digital team to provide content on the digital platforms.

Additional requirements;

• Extensive experience in team management
• Adaptability and able to delegate to tight deadlines
• Creative thinker, willing to embrace new ideas and provide vision through leadership

The Rewards

A highly competitive six-figure salary together with a generous bonus 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.

Lumina is also searching for an Executive Consultant to join this organisation in an advisory capacity. The main focus and requirements of the role include advice on television and digital convergence, workflow, UK/Europe broadcasting, rules/regulations, practices, operations and recruitment.


For further details, please follow this link: http://luminasearch.com/searches/

VP, Commercial Partnerships - UK (A4830)

VP, Commercial Partnerships - UK

A superb opportunity to join an international media networks group , and build content distribution partnerships across their highly-respected range of brands.

Based: London

The Company

Our client is a major broadcasting company with a range of highly popular brands reaching millions of homes in the UK and Ireland as well as a vast library of innovative content distributed across many platforms.


The Role

The client is looking for a very senior leader, with well established strategic/commercial partnerships experience to extend existing and developing new content distribution partners for pay and free platforms in the UK.

The role encompasses commercial negotiation, platform & competitor analysis, commercial options analysis and financial modelling, stakeholder management, pitch preparation, presentation and commercial proposal creation.

You will manage commercial content distribution partnerships on a day-to-day basis and maintain strong working relationships with all major Pay TV and Free TV platforms and have full accountability for management of smaller cable and IPTV channel distribution partners.

A full job description is available for suitable candidates.


The Candidate

The client is looking for a strategically-minded and commercially astute professional with senior level, extensive Distribution Sales experience. A superb deal-maker, this individual will have recent or current experience with pay contracts and Free to Air organisations. They will be supremely confident and highly experienced in negotiation and managing working relationships.

Likely to be working for a broadcaster/content owner (although may come from the platform side), you will have strong and well-respected leadership abilities, along with being highly adaptive and collaborative within a dynamic environment. The successful candidate will need a thorough understanding of the dynamics at play in the UK market and be a keen observer of these developments.

Additional Requirements;

• Proven executive level written and oral communication skills
• Experience managing, coaching and developing a team
• Exceptional analytical skills and business acumen
• Excellent communication and influencing ability
• Passionate follower of developments in broadcast media industry and parallel industries
• Ability to project manage actual and potential contractual transactions
• Adept at scenario/strategic/tactical analysis and fluency with financial modelling

The Rewards

A highly competitive six-figure salary together with a generous bonus 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.

Executive Editor (A4809)

Executive Editor

A unique opportunity for a very senior Executive Editor to join a prestigious and highly successful business enterprise.

The Company

The client is a highly influential organisation which hosts regular, exclusive talks and sessions for Associates and Clients, with world-renowned speakers including politicians (even including Presidents and Prime Ministers) and high-profile business, cultural and scientific figures.

The Role

The Executive Editor will oversee all areas of content strategy for these talks including sourcing and approaching speakers, writing enticing summaries and reviews of the sessions and overseeing a team who deal with organising them.

The role will be offered on a part time/flexible basis and could suit someone who holds other non exec or consulting roles.

The Candidate

The client is looking for a highly regarded individual with natural leadership ability, with excellent high level contacts and a first-class education from a prestigious institution.

The person must be well respected and able to comfortably interact with top-level speakers from the world of politics, technology, science, media and other areas of likely interest to the audience.


With excellent journalistic ability, they need to be highly literate with strong communication skills to engage the audience.

In summary they will be a talent magnet and likely to have held editorial positions of note.

The successful candidate could be a journalist from TV News, Digital publishers, PR & Comms, Documentary Production, TV Anchors, Consultancy etc.

The Rewards

A highly competitive six-figure salary together with a generous bonus 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.

Chief Revenue Officer – Music [International location] (A4868)

Our client’s equipment is at the heart of the global music industry and is beloved by music creators and performers the world over.

This newly created role requires a sales professional who is engaged and driven by customer & brand development.

Non-EU base, with extensive travel.

The Company

Our client is a highly successful and financially well-backed manufacturer of equipment used by music professionals across the globe. With a large portfolio of well-known, distinct brands, the company now aims to accelerate growth with a coordinated focus on digital transformation and a passion for customer satisfaction.

Whilst enjoying long-term financial success, the company prides itself on having ‘start-up’ mentality continually looking for fresh approaches and promoting creative, top-level talent.

The Role

As Chief Revenue Officer, you will lead and inspire their global sales teams across the company in their associated business, ensuring they are all working together towards achieving corporate and divisional targets – and achieving new heights in revenue growth.

You will also have ultimate responsibility for all budgeting & planning, and sales reporting & forecasting. Specifically, you will:

• Organise financial modeling and statistical studies for the sales department
• Oversee Global Brands, Commercial and Customer Development Strategy
• Deliver Performance Strategy, Documentation and Workflow.

The Candidate

This role calls for a talented executive with substantial experience of managing a sales function within a diverse international organisation with an ‘obsession’ for customer satisfaction.

You must have a proven track-record of success in delivering high-profile sales strategies, team management and sales successes.

Great attention to detail and numeracy are also required in terms of sales forecasting, financial modeling, and the development of incentive schemes – all intended to produce continued growth.

Naturally, the ability and willingness to relocate and travel extensively from the new location are essential.

The Rewards

The remuneration package will be world-class and designed to appeal to the ideal candidate. Long term incentives will be part of the package.

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.

Chief Marketing Officer – Music [International location] (A4869)

Our client’s equipment is at the heart of the global music industry and is beloved by music creators and performers the world over.

This newly created role requires a marketing professional who is engaged and driven by customer & brand development.

Non-EU base, with extensive travel.

The Company

Our client is a highly successful and financially well-backed manufacturer of equipment used by music professionals across the globe. With a large portfolio of well-known, distinct brands, the company now aims to accelerate growth with a coordinated focus on digital transformation and a passion for customer satisfaction.

Whilst enjoying long-term financial success, the company prides itself on having ‘start-up’ mentality continually looking for fresh approaches and promoting creative, top-level talent.

The Role

As Chief Marketing Officer, you will lead and inspire their global marketing teams across the company in their associated business, ensuring they are all working together towards achieving corporate and divisional targets – and achieving new heights in brand development.

You will also have ultimate responsibility for all marketing strategy & planning, and brand reporting & forecasting. Specifically, you will:

Organise strategic modeling and brand development for the marketing department
Oversee Global Brands, Commercial and Customer Development Strategy

The Candidate

This role calls for a talented executive with substantial experience of managing a marketing function within a diverse international organisation with an ‘obsession’ for customer satisfaction.

You must have a proven track-record of success in delivering high-profile marketing campaigns, team management and brand successes.

Great attention to detail and planning are also required in terms of marketing campaigns, brand development, and creative innovation – all intended to produce continued growth.

Naturally, the ability and willingness to relocate and travel extensively from the new location are essential.

The Rewards

The remuneration package will be world-class and designed to appeal to the ideal candidate. Long term incentives will be part of the package.

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.