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8 Apr 2014

Head of Productions Job Vacancy

Local Productions Kenya Limited seeks to appoint a suitably qualified & dedicated individual to assume the responsibility of Head of Productions.

This position will be based at our facilities in Kenya, Nairobi and the successful candidate will report to the Regional Director: East Africa

Context

  • Multi-channel environment
  • Market expansion/Changes in pay-TV demographics
  • Content interactivity trends
  • Multicultural environment
  • Fast-paced & constantly changing environment
  • Dynamic organization
  • Policies & Procedures

Customers

  • Business Units/teams within M-Net
  • MultiChoice content and marketing divisions
  • Local suppliers and distributors
  • Finance, DSTV Media Sales & Marketing

Outputs

  • Lead in the planning, managing and coordinating of all production
  • Play a key role in developing and/or commissioning local content
  • Implement strategic production of content for the channels and increase audience figures
  • Lead and supervise commissioned producers by consistently monitoring, guiding, and enhancing the achievement of highest professional and ethical standards in their work
  • Implement agreed TV entertainment production plans as informed by use of market audience research, competitive analysis and trends
  • Play a key role in the conceptualization, formulation, development and execution of local production oriented content and content adaptability
  • Develop and establish effective systems, procedures and standards of performance for commissioned producers
  • Participate, advise on and consult in the preparation of annual programming budget formulation process
  • Creative conceptualization & ensuring adherence to standards in all productions
  • Effective Planning & organization of all TV production schedules and processes
  • Assessing project and resources requirements, sourcing, negotiating and drawing up of accurate budgets and timelines with clients and external suppliers
  • Effective production budgeting and budget control
  • Cohesive and motivated production team
  • Prompt customer service and resolution of challenges and complaint within 24 hours

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • A University degree in Media Production and/or Communication, or any relevant media studies
  • Proven practical knowledge and experience in a TV broadcast environment
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience, 3 of which should be at supervisory level in a busy broadcast production environment;
  • Superior computer software skills in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Thorough understanding of local content and local content production
  • Sound knowledge of consumer behavior, media consumption and viewing patterns of the pay TV market
  • Knowledge of program acquisitions and distribution
  • Thorough knowledge of the broadcast value chain
  • Passion for Local Content

Competencies

  • Withstanding Pressure
  • Building effective teams
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Leadership Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organising
  • Supplier management
  • Excellent communication skills

Applicants should submit their CV’s to mcarecruitment@gmail.com with the subject line clearly marked “Head of Productions”: Closing date for the applications is 11th April 2014 marked Marketing Executive – AFRICA MAGIC by 19th May 2012.

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