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Content Operations Director

A unique opportunity to build and transform content strategy for a leading Strategic Advisory business.

Based: Hybrid (London & Remote)
The Company

Our client is leading global advisory firm working with Fortune 500 companies to navigate health and security issues relating to their workforces. Their reputation is second-to-none within their field having become integral to many businesses.

Our client has now committed to growing their content team, focused on producing audience-centric, multimedia content for subscribers and clients. Not only do they report on events, but they go one step further with recommendations to protect workforces affected based on health and security expertise.

The Role

We are working with our client to find a Content Operations Director to take up a senior leadership position within the new content division. Working closely with the division’s GM, the Content Operations Director will assist in delivering the vision for the new business unit. The Director role will oversee core functions including the research and editorial team, setting the editorial and content strategy with a view of introducing new multimedia offerings for subscribers.

With P&L responsibility for the research function, they’ll maintain the organisational design while implementing new content production workflows, maintain the highest standards of quality control for both the research function and content.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have leadership experience managing researchers or journalists, ideally across the globe. Given the remit to produce new multimedia content for clients, the successful candidate will need proven experience of expanding content offerings with demonstrable success reaching audiences.
Experience of growing a new business unit and stakeholder management with an ability to influence senior executives will prove beneficial.

The successful candidate will likely have experience in journalism, PR or corporate communications, though our client is open to other experiences where relevant.

The Details
An attractive financial incentive is available for the successful candidate (dependent on experience) with a generous benefits package. Further career prospects are possible within the organisation

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.

VP TV Sales & Business Strategy (A5208)

A superb opportunity for an experienced sales professional to join a leading studio in its international distribution business.

The Company

Our client is an international studio with a strong track record producing and distributing some of the world’s top movies and TV series. Their international distribution business is responsible for licensing their feature films and television series to broadcasters, platforms and streaming services.

The Role

Reporting to the London based SVP, the successful candidate is responsible for television licensing, covering film and TV series in both traditional and new media. You will lead negotiations with major clients in the UK and Ireland, driving increased revenues for the region through both windowing and short-term deals.

The role also requires the successful candidate to research and develop a business strategy to recognise the changing distribution landscape – in particular focusing on the Pay 1 ( post theatrical release) window.
As the leader for the major UK & Ireland region, you will own the sales budget, managing a small team of direct reports where you are expected to mentor and develop their skills.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Structuring ambitious budget targets and implementing strategy for UK & ROI business in line with overall global strategy;
• Taking responsibility for long term annual/quarterly sales budget and growing revenues;
• Responsible for all aspects of sophisticated commercial negotiations to achieve strong licence fees and terms from the market;
• Foster excellent profile of the company and maintain critical day-to-day relationships with respective TV and digital clients as well as senior stakeholders within their businesses and identify new customers for relevant products.
• Maintain regular contact with licensees through correspondence, regular in person meetings and planned events and attendance at key programming markets. Conduct regular sales visits to designated territories/offices and accompany senior executives on trips.

In addition, you will be expected to consider the business / revenue-generating aspects of the organisation, and make a meaningful contribution to its continuing success in this area – in particular in the areas of business strategy and additional revenue generating ideas and opportunities.
The Candidate

You will have extensive experience delivering sales growth within distribution (either content or platform side ) and comfortable leading both window and short-term deal negotiations – in particular for the Pay 1 window. It’s expected you will have strong understanding of the UK & Irish markets with a network of contacts at major clients (ideally SVOD and premium Pay TV operators).

An understanding of deal analysis and modelling is crucial to determine the long-term value of content – experience in sales planning earlier in your career is preferred.

The Details
An industry-leading salary is available to the successful candidate together with a bonus and equity potential.

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.