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Date Posted: 11/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Programme Acceptance Administrator

Job description

Africa Magic seeks to appoint suitably qualified & dedicated individuals to assume responsibility as Programme Acceptance Administrators. The positions will be based at our facilities in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

CONTEXT

External factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:

 

  • Business environment
  • Dynamic organization
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Fast-paced and constantly changing environment

 

CUSTOMERS

External individuals or groups as well as individuals or groups within the organization to whom products, services, programme and information is provided.

 

  • Broadcast Complaints Commission and regulatory bodies across Africa
  • Internal Censorship Board (ICB)
  • M-Net Africa Magic Programming Units
  • Broadcast Services
  • On-Air department
  • M-Net and MultiChoice Marketing departments, respectively
  • M-Net analogue and DSTV subscriber base
  • Oracle
  • Finance
  • Content (movies & short format ) Suppliers
  • Multichoice

 

 OUTPUTS

Services and information which the individual must provide to external individuals or groups, or one another to accomplish the organization’s mission and strategy.

 

  • View programming content and compile well written synopsis for publicity
  • Preparation of Monthly Highlights Document and distribute to distribution list
  • Assign Age restriction to agreed standards and broadcasting censor board codes
  • Utilize research feedback and statistics to support scheduling formats
  • Assist to identify undesirably content and support editing requirements
  • Identify Audio Cuts with regard to undesirable language of content for transfers
  • Filing Management of Synopsis, publicity material and follow up on outstanding publicity material with content suppliers
  • Assist Schedule Planner with best optimal scheduling slots for content viewed
  • Write up Viewing reports and capture onto Mindpack
  • Compile EPG Report and distribute to agreed deadlines
  • Compile TV Magazine Report and distribute to agreed deadlines
  • Compile Marketing, Oracle, Website Reports and distribute to agreed deadlines

 

Desired Skills and Experience

COMPETENCIES

Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs are:

 

  • Excellent Programming Content Evaluation ability
  • Team player: proven ability to build productive relationships both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of the industry, M-Net Africa Magic channels  & content Suppliers 
  • Knowledge of business procedures, rules and processes, and implementation
  • Motivated, passionate, determined & decisive
  • Solution orientated and accountable
  • Proactive, innovative & self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well under pressure
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be creative, innovative & proactive, and well organized
  • Deadline Driven
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

 

KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • A relevant degree in Communication or Business Management required
  • At least 3 years experience preferably in Television Environment & Regulatory environment (an advantage)
  • Proven Track record
  • Computer Literacy, MS Excel Advanced, PowerPoint, Outlook Email, MS Word
  • Good Writing & Communications skills
  • Sound understanding of programming content and scheduling systems (an advantage)
  • Team Player
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Strategic Vision of Content of Competitors and Industry

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Content Buyer

Job description

CONTEXT

External factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:

  • Lucrative Media environment
  • Dynamic, vibrant, fast-paced & demanding organisation
  • Highly Competitive environment
  • Company policies & procedures

 

CUSTOMERS

External individuals or groups as well as individuals or groups within the organisation to whom products, services, programme and information must be provided:

  • Nigerian Censorship Board
  • Regulatory Boards across Africa.
  • Internal Censorship Board (ICB).
  • MultiChoice
  • Marketing
  • DSTV Ad Sales
  • Scheduling
  • EPG
  • On-Air Department
  • M-Net Africa Magic Channels Programming Units
  • Broadcast Services
  • Finance
  • M-Net Legal and Contracts department
  • New Media Publications
  • Content Suppliers – Independents and Studios
  • Subscribers and Potential subscribers

 

OUTPUTS

Services and information which the individual must provide to external individuals or groups, or one another to accomplish the organization’s mission and strategy

  • Screen, feedback and select latest movies and general short format programming.
  • Screening and selection of suitable movies for Africa Magic, and choosing best slot/night per movie premiere
  • Prepare Letters of Offer and negotiate license fees and terms with Independent Distributors as well as Local Suppliers.
  • Prepare Deal Memos on Mindpack and forward for processing to Finance and Contracts and Director of Acquisitions.
  • Liaise with Contracts and Finance departments to execute deals and Notice of Changes.
  • Administer any changes to executed contracts via the due processes and procedures.
  • Acquisitions to be validated against International Ratings where available as well as local performances.
  • Facilitate and manage movie budget strictly to agreed due processes and procedures with M-Net Finance, Director of Acquisitions, Channel Head and Director of M-Net Finance.

 

ADMINISTRATION OF CONTENT DEALS

  • Request screening copies of content for Africa Magic Channels from suppliers.
  • Request suitable license start dates to support Schedule requirements and Channel Head’s objectives and to support the policies and procedures as defined by the Director of Finance and Director of Acquisitions.
  • Administer avails notifications and input on Mindpack.

 

ADMINISTER AND PLAN MOVIE INVENTORY AND BUDGET

  • Create Fixed Budget for year-end presentations.
  • Draft analysis and presentations for year-end budget.
  • Manage the cost, allocated runs and status of all films on a monthly basis.
  • Compare actual monthly budget to planned budget. Deviations to be explained.
  • Prepare Budget Forecasts, play–out patterns and analysis of movie budget and inventory.
  • Maximize movie inventory allowing for festivals and star focus weekends.
  • Schedule must maximize negotiated Deal terms
  • Administer all tentative dates, titles and or license fees.
  • Process all changes on Mindpack and movie inventory.
  • Liaise with M-Net Finance, M-Net Legal & Contracts department and Channel Manager on a continuous basis.
  • Assist Channel Head and Schedule Planners for Africa Magic channel to plan and acquire content suitable for the channel creatively and within the budget requirements.
  • Source Product and negotiate Deals to include all necessary and required rights includes New Media: HD, SVOD, VOD, DVB-H, Wide Screen, includes innovative Subscriber Value Adds e.g. HI and Sight Impaired where applicable.
  • Liaise with Programme Acceptance team and Channel Head to support channels objectives.

Desired Skills and Experience

Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs are:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A dynamic person with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to liaise with a diversity of people at all levels
  • Ability to use judgement and make decisions
  • Effective control of financial resources
  • Is a role model for the team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Passion for Nigerian programming, entertainment television and an understanding of Nollywood and global media trends
  • Team spirited

 

KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relevant Business Degree (or equivalent)
  • Financial and legal experience an advantage
  • At least 3 years of television experience
  • Extensive Movie and TV knowledge
  •  Content acquisition knowledge is a must
  • Computer literacy (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) compulsory
  • Mindpack an advantage
  • Travel flexibility
  • Strong negotiation skills

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