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Head of Commercial Partnerships, Factual Content (A4986)

A chance to join a start-up business within the media division of a globally renowned company with a blue-chip brand.

You will help create world class factual and entertainment TV & film content with global appeal.

The role requires detailed knowledge of international pre-sales and pre-financing.


Based: Central Europe

The Company

Our client is a very successful and universally known multi-national with well-established media interests. This role is within a newly-created division which will develop entertainment-first premium commercial broadcast & film content with global appeal that embodies the company’s philosophy and distinctive brand voice.

The long-term goal is to build a media business via pre-sales and co-productions with major networks and streamers. In addition, there is potential for brand partnership deals. In the first year of operation, there will be minimal focus on traditional backend content sales.

The Role

The division requires its own voice and approach to the global marketplace, to the industry and to the consumer. The Head of Commercial Partnerships acts as a business partner to the MD to develop and deliver on this goal. They will also directly support the Head of Feature Films.

The role has a specific focus on entertainment formats, specials and feature documentaries with global appeal inspired by the broader positioning of the company’s main brand in particular lifestyle and sports.

The successful candidate will work closely with the executive team to successfully position the new division as a major player in the commercial entertainment business.

The role is primarily based in continental Europe, and relocation is preferred. There will also be substantial international travel.

Specific Responsibilities:

Project Financing
• Deliver against revenue and profit targets and impact-related KPIs
• Make strategic assessments and recommendations for best value deal terms on a case by case basis that will deliver on objectives of the new division and of the mother company
• In event of split revenue share, responsible for back office support systems, tracking and admin.

Sales
• Manage the end-to-end pre-sales and/or pre-financing process from initial market analysis, client approach and proposal creation, to final negotiations and contracting of partnership agreements
• Build key brand partner relationships in the global market to generate commercial revenue to support projects
• Representation at markets and delivery of promotional material to partners
• Manage multiple clients, projects and targets simultaneously to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

The Candidate

Critical skillsets include extensive experience in global pre-sales and all additional routes that will enable the division to pre-finance content.

The candidate will also need excellent relationships with broadcasters, streamers and ideally commercial brand partners, an in-depth knowledge of the original production marketplace and persuasive pitching abilities.

The candidate must have demonstrable experience of successful deal-making - and the organisational skills needed to create and maintain an intuitive database of project information and status.


Specific Experience, Knowledge and Skills required:

• Excellent global pre-sales and pre-financing strategy and deal closing skills, and a demonstrable track record in successfully closing favourable deals
• Senior level media experience including, but not limited to, persuasive pitching and successful track record of greenlights from global commercial partners
• Strong contacts database with editorial leadership teams across global television networks, streaming platforms, and brand partners with demonstrable, established client relationships
• Strategic thinker and ‘self-starter’ who takes initiative and ‘makes things happen’.

The Rewards

The remuneration package will be attractive and competitive – and the scope of the company’s operations suggests there will be career development opportunities.

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.

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.