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  • Posted: Apr 19, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • MultiChoice South Africa's activities involve the operation of Pay-Television and internet subscriber platforms. The MultiChoice South Africa group includes the digital satellite Pay-Television business ("DStv"), which has been in operation since 1995. Other businesses in the group are; M-Net (delivers thematic channels and exclusive content to DSt...
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    Specialist Content

    Purpose of the Position:

    To work with the content team to structure and guide the content strategy, acquisitions and planning. Negotiate and draft agreements with various content suppliers internationally and locally.

    Key Performance Objects:

    Strategy And Acquisitions

    • Assist with the creation and implementation of content scheduling plans / strategies
    • Research and keep abreast of new industry content and consumption trends and how to support content innovation in the digital and VOD space.
    • Facilitate the screening and selection of the relevant movies, series and other programming required on the service.
    • Administer and negotiate content deals.
    • Approve Letters of Offer and negotiate license fees and terms with independent studios, distributors as well as local suppliers.
    • Analyse content performance and adjust content plans/strategies accordingly.

    Administration:

    • Liaise with Contracts and Finance departments to facilitate the loading of Deal Memos on Synergy.
    • Liaise with Contracts and Finance departments to execute deals.
    • Facilitate any changes to executed contracts.
    • Administer and request suitable license start dates from suppliers, taking into account volumes, categories and refresh rates for all content.

    Budget and scheduling:

    • Develop, draft and manage budget content budget.
    • Create monthly, quarterly and annual content plans and schedules in line with the content strategy.
    • Ensure that the required volumes of content have been planned for, and adhered to, in the overall budget.
    • Check monthly forecast against cost of sales.
    • Schedule must maximise negotiated deal terms.
    • Update catalogue based on confirmed deals.
    • Create accurate content schedule that includes all metadata (license periods, running orders).
    • Populate CMS with all required metadata shells.
    • Drive content discovery through the creation of themes based on public/external events, current trend and film industry activity.
    • Brief marketing agencies on creative marketing material.

    General:

    • Manage supplier relationships.
    • Manage monthly ad hoc projects, reports and presentations.
    • Manage weekly status and content performance report.
    • Facilitate monthly presentations to Content Acquisitions and Planning Manager for approval across content selection.
    • Manage the performance and output of staff through the approved procedures and processes.
    • Attend international markets where required.
    • Support business with any new developments.

    Qualifications Essentials:

    • A bachelor's degree in Business Administration or similar qualification

    Qualification Preferred:

    • Degree advantageous

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 3 - 5 years' experience in content acquisitions / distribution (licensing, structuring and drafting pay or free TV agreements).
    • Practical industry experience (content consumption and viewing trends, content protection/security, VOD.
    • International market (acquisitions / distribution) experience will be an advantage.
    • Financial management experience.
    • Legal experience.
    • Extensive local and international content knowledge and passion.
    • Understanding and experience of the VOD market.
    • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead a team.
    • Flexible working hours required to ensure contact with international suppliers.
    • Assertiveness, attention to detail, performance driven, goal orientated, ability to build relationships.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Technical Competencies (List the key technical competencies):

    • Negotiation
    • Product Development Cycle
    • Customer Centricity
    • Budgeting
    • Scheduling

    Behavioral Competencies (List the key behavioral competencies):

    • Relationship Building
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Decision Making
    • Critical Appraisal
    • Holistic Thinking
    • Persuading & Influence
    • Coaching

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    Showmax Content Curator

    Key Performance Objectives

    Strategy and Acquisitions:

    • Analyze content performance and adjust content plans/strategies accordingly.
    • Analyze content discovery metric performance (promo rows, billboards, asset weights) and manage updates in line with content strategies and analytics.
    • Drive content discovery through the creation of themes based on public/external events, current trend and film industry activity.
    • Assist with the creation and implementation of content scheduling plans / strategies.
    • Research and keep abreast of new industry content and consumption trends and how to support content innovation in the digital and VOD space.

    Administration:

    • Asset Management - Daily management and monitoring with Operations for delivery and delays.
    • Deal to Delivery - Phabricator briefing for Key Art and publish requests.
    • Create monthly, quarterly and annual content plans and schedules in line with the content strategy.
    • Schedule must maximize negotiated deal terms.
    • Update catalogue based on confirmed deals.
    • Create accurate content schedule that includes all metadata (license periods, running orders).
    • Facilitate the internal screening and promotion of key movies, series and other programming required on the service.
    • Brief marketing on creative marketing material.
    • Work with marketing to drive content engagement outputs.
    • Facilitate digital, newsletter and social media communication material
    • Assist in managing the content budget and timing of deals according to budget forecasted

    General:

    • Manage monthly ad hoc projects, reports and presentations.
    • Manage weekly status and content performance report.
    • Facilitate monthly presentations to Content Acquisitions and Planning Manager for approval across content selection.
    • Support business with any new developments.

    Reporting:

    • Manage the generation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, which will guide internal and external operations regarding the various stakeholder content workflows
    • Maintain a customer centric approach to problem resolution by reaching out to other departments to ensure optimal solutions and customer satisfaction

    Projects:

    • Keep abreast of new developments in technology and industry trends regarding exchange of material and information, analytics & content discovery
    • Seek opportunities to continuously improve on delivery/processes/procedures to ensure success of business processes

    Technical Competencies:

    • Content Curation
    • Meta Data
    • Project Management
    • Research and Reporting

    Behavioral Competencies:

    • Relationship Building
    • Decision Making
    • Critical Appraisal
    • Holistic Thinking

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Minimum of 3 years' experience in content acquisitions / distribution (licensing, structuring and drafting pay or free TV agreements).
    • Practical industry experience (content consumption and viewing trends, content protection/security, VOD.
    • International market (acquisitions / distribution) experience will be an advantage.
    • Appropriate BA degree.
    • Strong Understanding and experience of the VOD market.
    • Excellent communication, analytical and organisation skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure, quickly and accurately.
    • Assertiveness, attention to detail, performance driven, goal orientated, ability to build relationships, with a Customer service orientation.
    • Flexibility and adaptability to change.

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