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Director, Content Partnerships - Unscripted TV

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Hulu's Content Acquisition team is seeking a Director, Content Partnerships (Unscripted TV) who will be an exceptional addition to our Licensed TV content team. In this role you will participate in the content acquisition process - tracking and evaluating programming opportunities, defining our Unscripted TV licensing strategy through rigorous analysis of data, representing that strategy internally, identifying new opportunities and negotiating directly with our content partners, and working across the company to operationalize the deals our team has negotiated. This role demands someone who can blend quantitative output with a strong subjective filter to create actionable insights, dynamic interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively drive change - all at a breakneck pace.Responsibilities :

  • Formulate dynamic content strategies and communicate those strategies internally and externally
  • Track and vet new content for quality, appeal, and fit with our Unscripted programming strategies
  • Develop and own strategic relationships with content partners and negotiate licensing deals, as well as working closely with other internal teams within Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and Disney General Entertainment
  • Work collaboratively with our Finance team to value content opportunities, and partner with Marketing, Scheduling, Product, and PR to ensure deal parameters of our negotiated deals are communicated and executed
  • Complete long term and ad-hoc projects, including competitive analysis, to support the broader strategy of the Licensed TV team and Hulu overall
  • Lead all aspects of the licensed content strategy and acquisition process for our Unscripted TV portfolioBasic Qualifications :
    • Strong evidence of effective verbal and written communication
    • Great business judgement, proven strategic thinking, and demonstrated consensus building skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail and process management
    • Ability to quickly get up-to-speed and thrive in an evolving and fast-paced environment, prioritizing and handling multiple projects concurrently, often with little supervision or lack of established process
    • Finely-honed sense of humor and willingness to participate in lively debates
    • 10+ years of relevant work experience at either a major media or production company, with deep first-hand knowledge of the unscripted content market and all relevant content suppliersPreferred Qualifications:
      • Fluency in a foreign language
      • Experience on both the production and business side of the entertainment industry, especially that brought you in contact with strategy and/or dealing makingRequired Education :
        • 'Graduate-level' skill in quantitative analysis and data-driven storytellingPreferred Education :
          • MBA PreferredAdditional Information : Just like the best ensemble casts of our favorite shows, Hulu embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company, Santa Monica , Director, Content Partnerships - Unscripted TV, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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