Wananchi Group Head of Cable TV Channels Job in Kenya

Wananchi Group (K) Ltd

Job Title: Head of Cable TV Channels

Position Reporting to: Head of Product Development

Job Purpose / Summary: Responsible for identifying, selecting and acquiring content for Cable Channel taking into account channel budgets, market needs, trends and audience behavior

Key Roles:

  • Liaise with DTH / Programming department to ensure cable channel line up optimization from a content and cost perspective
  • Develop and define with the DTH business the implementation of cable channel strategies
  • Manage to ensure rights optimization for the cable business
  • Oversee contract adherence, contract renewals, deal structuring
  • Participate in strategy formulation for channels
  • Planning and forecasting the channels cable audiences needs
  • Planning and forecasting of channel costs projected for the cable business
  • Review of program screener lists and identifying suitable content for acquisition for the channels
  • Develop and maintain good relations with content suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers on suitable content for Cable Channels
  • Liaising with suppliers on publicity material and contracts
  • Ensuring all contracts are fully executed and appropriately filled
  • Liaise with DTH scheduling on program scheduling for Cable channels
  • Work closely with marketing department on a monthly and quarterly basis on the channel promotions
  • Establish quality control standards and procedures on the programming content for Cable Channel

Key Performance Indicators:

The minimum requirement is 5 years of experience in a management / senior management position in a media organization (preferably television), with both editorial and managerial responsibilities
Management experience in a multi-channel environment would be a significant advantage, as would exposure to the international television marketplace.
  • An understanding of the media economy and a sense of the global television landscape
  • Commitment to the creation of African-centric entertainment propositions
  • A grasp of the African competitive landscape
  • A specific understanding of the needs, values, attitudes and media consumption behaviours of East-African TV audiences
  • A creative and inventive approach to television
  • Knowledge of scheduling practices, especially in a multi-channel environment
  • A working knowledge of content procurement dynamics
  • A working knowledge of the regulatory frameworks in the territories that make up ZUKU’s footprint
  • The ability to interface meaningfully with financial, marketing and business affairs colleagues
  • Excellent people and relationship skills
  • The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Negotiation skills
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV,day time telephone contact to recruit@ke.wananchi.com with a subject line Head of Cable Television Channels on or before 16th March 2016.

Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note:Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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