Job at MultiChoice for a Regional Head of Content

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 DStv subscribers) and SuperSport (provides comprehensive coverage of local and global sport). DStv Media Sales (commercial airtime sales and on-air sponsorship), DStv Mobile (mobile television content and services), MWEB (internet service provider), DStv Online (delivering entertainment content and services from the MultiChoice family to customers via breakthrough technologies), Commerce Zone (e-procurement solutions) and Smart Village (gated community services) also form part of the group.

Job Title:  Regional Head of Content

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop regional content strategy for Nigeria and West Africa and ensure strategic alignment to the overall business strategy
  • Represent content needs of region at Corporate for input on all shared content decisions (i.e., channel selection, bouquet composition, etc)
  • Competitor insight and analysis of the respective key markets, identifying new programming, channel development and market opportunities
  • Regular performance management of the necessary and existing channels, providing editorial and performance feedback to internal and external channels
  • Evaluate, recommend and manage new channel proposals based on Content Strategy and Business needs for the respective market
  • Maintain Channel Launches, Terminations and Events calendar for wider business information needs
  • Recommend Qualitative and Quantitative Research that needs to be undertaken in the respective markets to improve channel performance
  • New content evaluation based on Qualitative/Qualitative research
  • Support Content Managers in providing Content Strategy updates on key market developments
  • Provide insight and support information for Content Strategy Reviews, Key Channel Supplier reviews, Senior Management meetings and business Operational Reviews
  • Provide internal support for all business touch-points – including content queries, forums, websites and platforms.
  • Manage Free-To-Air (FTA) selection and liaison
  • Provide bouquet structure proposals
  • Propose content changes /acquisitions (channels or commission of new programmes) with supporting business cases (developed in coordination with analytics teams)
  • Conduct continuous analysis and research with the Analytics  teams
  • Build relationships with local/ international suppliers and be abreast of their key programming activities
  • Liaise and maintain tight relationships with the regional MNet teams
  • Maintain the Yearly Content Planner of key genre programming across key Bouquets to identify these to wider business departments
  • Manage specific strategic content projects within the Nigeria and West Africa region

Key Measures/KPIs

  • The level of satisfaction from internal and external clients
  • Beneficial relationship with major players
  • The degree of quality of the content
  • Optimized functioning of the channels 

Key Internal Contacts

  • MultiChoice Africa management team;
  • M-Net, SuperSport and DStv Management;
  • MultiChoice Africa marketing and On-Air department. 

Key External Contacts

  • Existing or potential DStv, M-Net, SuperSport and GOtv subscribers
  • Multichoice agencies
  • Key content suppliers

The incumbent is required to have the following qualifications and experience level: 

  • University degree in Marketing/ Communications/ Journalism/Media or any related degree
  • At least 10 years’ experience in content, marketing or product management within TV or communications industries
  • Understanding of the key trends and issues in the global media industry
  • Strong technical understanding of content delivery platforms
  • Gathering, analysing and communicating key market and strategic information
  • Working within Pay TV environment, ideal
  • Experience in formulating & implementing new and profitable growth strategies and launching new products
  • Experience in preparing presentations and briefing documents

The incumbent is required to have the following behavioral competencies:

  • Complex problem solving
  • Paying attention to details
  • Decision making
  • Assertiveness
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competitive
  • High energy levels and self-motivated
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Monitoring competency
  • Deadline driven
  • Interpersonal skills

The incumbent is required to have the following functional competencies:

  • Established knowledge of media content
  • Awareness of competitors and best competitive strategies
  • Familiarity with current content trends in African and other markets

Understanding of Qualitative and Quantitative research methods
The incumbent is required to demonstrate the following personality attributes:

  • Innovative: A creative and innovative individual who is comfortable generating new ideas.
  • Conscientious: Focuses on getting things finished and will persist until the job is done.
  • Confident: Provide expertise knowledge with confidence
  • Vigorous: Thrives on activity and thoroughly enjoys having challenging works to keep busy.
  • Relating and Networking: Understand people in all levels, create and maintain beneficial relationships.
  • Passionate about content and TV    

How to Apply

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