Group Head, Content & TV Programming Job in Nigeria

 H. Pierson Associates Limited is a boutique consulting firm with over 40 seasoned professionals with varied experiences in both the private and public sectors. The firm plays a leading role in providing management consulting services targeted at clients in key sectors of the economy (Power, Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Manufacturing, etc), in Nigeria and the West Coast.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Group Head, Content & TV Programming

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


Job Summary

  • The Content and TV Programming Group Head will be responsible for overseeing the acquisition, development, and management of content across Video-On-Demand (VOD), Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms, and Linear TV broadcasts.
  • This role requires a strategic thinker with a passion for television and digital media, strong industry relationships, and the ability to analyze and respond to audience trends.
  • The successful candidate will ensure that our content library is compelling, diverse, and aligned with our brand’s vision and audience preferences across all platforms.

Key Responsibilities
Content Acquisition and Development:

  • Identify, evaluate, and acquire content that aligns with our platform’s strategy and target audience across VOD, OTT, and Linear TV.
  • Negotiate licensing agreements and partnerships with content providers, studios, and production companies.
  • Develop original programming concepts and oversee the production process from concept to delivery.

Programming Strategy:

  • Create and implement programming schedules that maximize viewer engagement and retention across all platforms.
  • Analyze audience data, market trends, and competitive landscape to inform content strategy and programming decisions.
  • Collaborate with marketing, data analytics, and user experience teams to optimize content placement and promotion.

Content Management:

  • Maintain a comprehensive content library, ensuring timely updates and availability across VOD, OTT, and Linear TV platforms.
  • Monitor content performance and user feedback to continuously improve the quality and relevance of programming.
  • Ensure all content meets legal, regulatory, and brand standards.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor a team of content coordinators, programmers, and analysts.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment that encourages creative thinking and professional growth.

Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the content budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and maximization of ROI.
  • Track and report on content expenditures and financial performance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Media, Communications, Business, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in content acquisition, programming, or a related role in the VOD/OTT/Linear TV industry.
  • Strong negotiation skills and proven ability to manage relationships with content providers and industry stakeholders.
  • Deep understanding of media consumption trends and audience behavior in the digital and broadcast spaces.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and translate insights into actionable strategies.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Passion for television, film, and digital content.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Media, Communications, Business, or a related field.
  • Experience with original content development and production.
  • Familiarity with international content markets and multi-lingual programming

Application Closing Date
8th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: internalhrrecruitment@hpierson.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.