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Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy

Discovery Inc.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
  • Job Code
    117949378
Discovery Inc.


Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy

US-CA-Los Angeles

Job ID: 25903
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Direct to Consumer
US-CA-Los Angeles

Overview

The Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy, Direct to Consumer will play a critical role in the development and launch of a global factual Direct to Consumer service. Responsible for setting editorial direction and content strategies. The Group SVP will ensure the service develops a unique identity in the marketplace and meets user engagement goals.

Reporting to the CEO, Direct to Consumer this position will work with Discovery and third-party production partners on commissions, acquisitions and repacks, managing programming budgets. Leading a small team, the Group SVP will oversee the full content lifecycle, from concept ideation to the merchandising of programming on the service, collaborating with the technology and product management teams.



Responsibilities

1. Create and conceptualize programming strategy including:

• daily publishing strategy

• mid-form strategy, working with Digital Studios and network development teams

• podcast strategy

• A/R strategy

2. Develop and execute strategy for engaging experts, influencers, and celebrities with passion and expertise in natural history, science,
3. Identify and evaluate programming from Discovery and BBC library and current network pipeline for fit with direct-to-consumer platform. Work with BLA and Global Rights teams to ensure appropriate rights are cleared
4. Review scripts, treatments, and materials submitted from Digital Studios and external vendors and provide timely feedback.
5. Develop new relationships and maintain existing relationships with licensing partners, producers, and talent.
6. Align multiple internal departments to ensure timely, effective and on-budget development, production and delivery of original commissions. Adhere to and maintain accountability for all aspects of DCI's editorial, budgetary and production standards, as well as contractual and deliverables requirements.
7. Clearly communicate editorial requirements and standards of quality to outside production companies throughout development and production.
8. Work in close partnership with networks teams to understand their content strategies and partner
9. Manage and support the development of content team.



Qualifications

* At least 10 years of programming and development experience in factual/natural history television and digital media environment.
*Strong relationships with production companies
* Experience in startup or launch of network preferred.
* International media experience preferred.
* Strong leadership and motivational skills, with demonstrated ability to work with little supervision and under pressure to meet tight deadlines within budgetary constraints.
* Outstanding strategic business, interpersonal, project management, and leadership skills.
* Ability to consistently generate and execute new ideas.
* Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in varying stages.
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Los Angeles, LA, LAX, California, CA

Discovery Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI117949378

<b>Discovery Inc.</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy</b><br/><br/>US-CA-Los Angeles<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 25903<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Direct to Consumer<br/>US-CA-Los Angeles<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">The Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy, Direct to Consumer will play a critical role in the development and launch of a global factual Direct to Consumer service. Responsible for setting editorial direction and content strategies. The Group SVP will ensure the service develops a unique identity in the marketplace and meets user engagement goals.<br /><br />Reporting to the CEO, Direct to Consumer this position will work with Discovery and third-party production partners on commissions, acquisitions and repacks, managing programming budgets. Leading a small team, the Group SVP will oversee the full content lifecycle, from concept ideation to the merchandising of programming on the service, collaborating with the technology and product management teams.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Create and conceptualize programming strategy including:</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"> daily publishing strategy</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"> mid-form strategy, working with Digital Studios and network development teams</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"> podcast strategy</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"> A/R strategy</p><p>2. Develop and execute strategy for engaging experts, influencers, and celebrities with passion and expertise in natural history, science, <br />3. Identify and evaluate programming from Discovery and BBC library and current network pipeline for fit with direct-to-consumer platform. Work with BLA and Global Rights teams to ensure appropriate rights are cleared<br />4. Review scripts, treatments, and materials submitted from Digital Studios and external vendors and provide timely feedback. <br />5. Develop new relationships and maintain existing relationships with licensing partners, producers, and talent.<br />6. Align multiple internal departments to ensure timely, effective and on-budget development, production and delivery of original commissions. Adhere to and maintain accountability for all aspects of DCI's editorial, budgetary and production standards, as well as contractual and deliverables requirements.<br />7. Clearly communicate editorial requirements and standards of quality to outside production companies throughout development and production.<br />8. Work in close partnership with networks teams to understand their content strategies and partner <br />9. Manage and support the development of content team.</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* At least 10 years of programming and development experience in factual/natural history television and digital media environment.<br />*Strong relationships with production companies<br />* Experience in startup or launch of network preferred.<br />* International media experience preferred. <br />* Strong leadership and motivational skills, with demonstrated ability to work with little supervision and under pressure to meet tight deadlines within budgetary constraints. <br />* Outstanding strategic business, interpersonal, project management, and leadership skills. <br />* Ability to consistently generate and execute new ideas. <br />* Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in varying stages. <br />* Must have the legal right to work in the United States. </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Los Angeles, LA, LAX, California, CA</span></p>Discovery Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/g2En8Gu5ZqW7ixaAIjxBd"> <p>PI117949378</p>

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Posted: 2020-02-11 Expires: 2020-03-13

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