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magnifying lens on the laptop keyboard in blue lightAs a media executive search firm, we are always interested to hear from executives in the media and entertainment sectors whose skills & experience are commensurate with the calibre of searches we conduct.

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Head of Affiliate Sales (5060)

This is a notable career opportunity with a significant international broadcaster.

A key member of the business development team, you will focus on carriage partnerships with major UK platforms.

Based: London

The Company

Our company is a highly successful international broadcaster with a well-known portfolio of channels and access to high quality, sought after content. Our client’s channels are accessible via all the major UK platforms.

The Role

The key function of this role is to ensure that revenues from all UK platforms are optimised – and that all other commercial opportunities are fully exploited by extending / expanding platform partnerships wherever possible.

Since the carriage deals can be high value and complex, negotiations can be lengthy and pressurised – and they involve extensive analysis and strategy formulation.

The role also entails managing a small team.

The Candidate

With an analytical and entrepreneurial mindset, you must have extensive experience of (and direct involvement in) UK carriage negotiations.

The Rewards
An attractive package dependent on experience is available for 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.

Head of Global Content Partnerships (A5047)

A chance to broaden your horizons with a renowned producer of exciting, non-scripted content.

With global responsibilities, this EU-based role requires excellent business and negotiating skills with experience and proven, inspirational leadership qualities.

Based: Europe

The Company

With a household brand name, our client has a very successful media division which produces and acquires high quality sporting and lifestyle content for distribution worldwide.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Media, this role is responsible for the strategy and execution of all content distribution globally. The ultimate objective is to position our client’s content favourably and the entire media division as a major player within the global entertainment landscape.

The role will have a specific focus on content licensing and co-productions globally while also supporting and aiding all local media partnership initiatives worldwide.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Deliver against all distribution goals and impact related KPIs
• Financial forecasting and rate card development for global and local opportunities to develop an internal standard mandate
• ROI framework assessment of all partnerships, support local country distribution and foster knowledge sharing of best practices.
• Market analysis, formulation and executive of partner pitching, contract negotiations and deal closing.
• End-to-end management of all team related internal workflows that impact deal making (licensing clearances, organisation of contract templates, performance tracking, alignment with internal teams)
• Support the development of content and provide in-depth industry and partner insights to shape the best possible productions for external distribution.

The role is based in an attractive European location (relocation is essential), and a relatively high level of international travel is likely to be required once normal conditions are restored.

The Candidate

The successful candidate must have relevant and extensive relationships with existing media partners and an in-depth knowledge of the industry with an ability to forecast trends for first-to-market positioning.
You will also need comprehensive experience in partner pitching, negotiations, financial projecting and deal execution.

Finally you’ll need to demonstrate you can successfully manage and motivate a team.

The Rewards
An attractive package including a six figure base salary is available for the successful candidate, along with a generous benefits 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.

News Anchor (A5039)

A unique opportunity to be the face of a global news broadcaster, leading live news coverage across both broadcast 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.

The Role

You will anchor our client’s daily rolling news coverage and business programming from both their London studios and on location at key world events (eg. World Economic Forum, elections, etc.).

You will confidently deliver breaking news with ease, conduct interviews with high-profile guests and contribute to the editorial output of the day.

Additional Responsibilities
• Pitch stories and write scripts for air
• Represent the broadcaster at special events and conferences

The Candidate

You will have a proven track-record as a presenter delivering news bulletins for an international media organisation. You’ll have conducted compelling interviews with high-profile guests – ideally from a wide network of contacts. Furthermore, you possess a strong understanding of business and finance, delivering the latest developments in clear way to audiences.

Additional Requirements:
• You will be fluent in English and at least one European language (desired)
• Willing to travel to anchor programming from major world events.
• Experience working in a multicultural environment both at home and overseas.

The Rewards
An attractive package including a six figure base salary is available for 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 and a link to your showreel.

Head of Development (A5021)

A highly experienced Head of Development for an award winning scripted television production company.

Our client is a renowned scripted production company, producing award-winning modern and innovative programming by working with the very best writing talent. Their programmes can be seen on many of the major UK broadcasters and platforms, including the BBC, Sky, ITV and Netflix, and their productions have become highly successful ratings winners.

The Role

Our client is looking for a talented and innovative Head of Development who will lead our client’s development strategy and create a slate of exciting high end scripted projects. Overseeing the development team they will originate, develop and pitch winning new programme ideas for UK and global broadcasters and platforms.

Key responsibilities

• Meet and foster relationships with writers and directors, building lists of potential collaborators for projects
• Assess new submissions and provide editorial notes to the script teams working across pre-production and production
• Being aware of changes and developments in the market and commissioning landscape
• Attend meetings with broadcasters to pitch new ideas, demonstrating editorial judgement and understanding of their commissioning strategy
• Proactively identify and develop new material and talent, tracking the UK and US TV Drama market, theatre shows and awareness of the book market.
• Managing an effective development team. Performing appraisals and interviewing new talent.

Some UK travel may be required.

The Candidate

With experience in working in scripted development, you will have an excellent understanding of the development process. You’ll be able to demonstrate a career developing drama shows for leading channels and platforms. Ideally, you’ll have a first class book of contacts including writers, agents and script executives.

You will have a strong understanding of the submissions process as a whole, with demonstrable experience working in an editorial position.

The Rewards
An attractive salary package is available to 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.

HR Director - Major News Broadcaster (A5020)

An exciting, strategic HR role with an international news broadcaster, building their state-of-the-art London facilities.


Based: 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 it has an extensive digital footprint across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Based 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

Managing a small and busy HR team, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing HR strategy as well as overseeing all HR processes.

Key responsibilities

Strategy>
• Lead on organisational design and restructure as the client grows and evolves.
• Evaluate, create, implement, develop, up-date and maintain policies and procedures which will improve our client’s overall operation and effectiveness
• Partner with the senior managers by adding value to their departments and working closely with them to deliver their objectives
• Deliver excellent advice, coaching and support to ensure managers are equipped to effectively manage their teams

Operations
• Organize and implement the recruitment and on-boarding process.
• Create and design the future Performance Management System
• Develop policies and procedures to ensure the company is kept up-to-date with changes in employment legislation.
• Develop, track and manage comprehensive, consistent and competitive compensation and benefit plans aligned with the culture.
• Be responsible for employee relationship management and develop an effective engagement programme

Short term priorities
• Evaluate, create, implement, develop policies to protect the health and safety of the employees during the pandemic
• Design and implement the strategy preparation of IR35 Reform
• Design and implement training and development strategy
• Manage and continue to align effective performance management through the appraisal process and assessments.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will:

• Has a Bachelor’ degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field.
• Experience in senior management in TV, ideally news
• Be responsible, conscientious, patient and thrive under pressure.
• Have experience working with other cultures and management styles
• Be easy-going, motivated, hardworking, meticulous, rational, a good sense of teamwork and good communication

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 (A5026)

Our client is now looking for a talented, senior Executive Producer to support the development of new TV series and oversee productions.

The Company

Our client is a renowned scripted production company producing award-winning modern and innovative programming by working with the very best writing talent.
Their programmes can be seen on many of the major UK broadcasters and platforms, including the BBC, Sky, ITV and Netflix, and their productions have become highly successful ratings winners.

The Role

Key responsibilities of this important role include:

• Develop strong relationships with agents, writers and directors in order to secure the best international talent
• Identify internationally marketable ideas
• Develop scripts and work closely with the Development team writers
• Pitch new formats to controllers, commissioners and talent
• Research and acquire existing formats from third parties in the UK and overseas

The Candidate

The successful candidate will already be an accomplished producer of TV dramas, and will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the international content market. You will have a track record in developing, pitching and securing commissions and the ability to oversee complex projects from conception to completion.
You will have exceptionally strong contacts network within the UK and international agents, and the ability to influence and attract high-profile directors, writers and screen talent.

You will also:
• Communicate clearly and effectively, and work well with the leadership team
• Have strong commercial skills and a good understanding of production financing
• Demonstrate strong leadership skills
• Be able to travel within the UK on a regular basis

The Rewards
An attractive package including a six figure base salary is available for 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.