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Channel 4
London, LND, United Kingdom

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Head of Digital Commissioning


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Job ID:

534

Location:

London, LND, United Kingdom 

Category:

Development & Commissioning
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Job Views:

114

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

11.06.2019
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Occupations:

Development & Commissioning: Film Commissioning

Job Description:

Job Summary
Location: Channel 4, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX
Salary: Competitive 
Hours: 37 per week
Closing Date: 23 June 2019 at Midnight
Job Title: Head of Digital Commissioning (London)
Reports to: Director of Programmes
Department: Commissioning

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
The commissioning department works with independent producers and studios to source all the content which appears on Channel 4’s portfolio of channels, 
and in its digital output. It is charged with attracting broad, commercial audiences as well as delivering the channel’s public service remit.

JOB PURPOSE
  • To reflect changing consumer behaviour, particularly amongst its key youth audience, the Head of Digital Commissioning will spearhead all digital content commissioning and acquisition on all digital platforms including All4
  • Reporting into the Director of Programmes, the postholder will be editorially responsible for all digital content across all platforms including All 4, social platforms and apps.
  • This post will coincide with the creation of our Digital Creative Unit in Leeds, an internal agency for social media marketing content and original digital content distributed on all relevant consumer platforms

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership
  • Lead a distributed team of digital executives spread across four of Channel 4’s locations: London, Leeds, Glasgow and Bristol. This team will acquire content for All 4, commission short form content for the channel’s social feeds and oversee apps and other enhancements of our linear programmes
  • Responsible for setting a vision for Channel 4’s digital presence and ensuring that our digital output is delivering against key metrics

Strategy
  • Work closely with the Head of Product and the Director of Programmes to develop a content acquisition strategy that drives All 4 growth
  • Work with the Head of our upcoming Digital Creative Unit in Leeds, and the channel’s social marketing team to shape the channel’s digital publishing strategy
  • Develop a podcasting strategy for the channel

Commissioning
  • Oversee all short form commissioning, including digital originations and the digital elements of “one show many platforms” projects
  • Work closely with all Genre Heads of Departments and their teams across commissioning

Editorial standards
  • Responsible for ensuring that the highest editorial standards are maintained, and relevant regulations complied with, across all digital platforms

Budget management
  • Overall responsibility for the digital acquisition and origination budget

Commercial
  • Work closely with the Head of Product, the Head of the DCU and the channel’s commercial teams to create new sources of revenue and grow existing revenue streams

Integration
  • Ensure that driving VOD performance is a key consideration in all commissioning decisions, and that All 4 and linear commissioning priorities are aligned
  • Ensure a smooth flow of information between Channel Management and All 4

External
  • Represent Channel 4 externally on matters relating to changing patterns of viewer behaviour and the channel’s efforts to address these
  • Articulate a clear vision for Channel 4’s presence in a digital world and the content we are seeking to distribute, thus engaging the digital creative community to work with C4 in helping deliver that vision

Job Requirements:

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Technical & Professional Skills
  • Extensive experience of digital publishing, including video
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience of operating in a matrix organisation
  • Track record of using data to identify and meet audience demand
  • Excellent knowledge of changes affecting TV industry and wider content publishing landscape
  • Understanding of the Channel 4 values, vision, strategic direction and objectives

Autonomy/Judgement/Decision Making
  • Proven ability to balance the strategic with the practical
  • Prepared to make unpopular decisions where required
  • Able to judge when things need to be escalated
  • Ability to self-manage within strategic context
  • Able to balance ambiguous, sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Able to manage through change and get things done even in challenging circumstances
  • Acts with operational autonomy, using own discretion. Refers upwards for guidance or to gain agreement on a recommendation
  • Able to set workload priorities, managing timescales and delivery within this framework, allocating tasks to colleagues as appropriate
  • Able to deal with complex matters, often involving risk

Relationship Management
  • Excellent track record of creating and managing internal relationships at all levels
  • Influences and guides senior management to ensure that the investments are aligned with C4’s vision and strategic objectives
  • Able to deploy a range of styles to bring about required outcomes
  • Strong connections within the wide digital content industry
  • Able to handle conflicting viewpoints, using strong influencing and persuasion skills to gain consensus amongst all stakeholders

Complexity/Problem Solving
  • Able to break down complex questions into manageable items of work
  • Able to identify and effectively manage expert resources to assist where appropriate
  • Effectively manage unfamiliar problems, requiring a high degree of difficult, diverse and specialised problem solving
  • Operate within an ever-changing environment, looking across different industries for new systems and initiatives to add value for Channel 4

Further information
Celebrating diversity is at the heart of Channel 4's purpose both on-screen and off-screen. Being different is therefore at our core - and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds encourages our workforce to be vibrant, creative and think differently. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively recruit from groups that are under-represented in the media sector. So we welcome difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

We have won awards from Stonewall for our work on screen and in the workplace, we are a member of the Business Disability Forum, and we are signed up as a Disability Confident employer with the Department of Work & Pensions. Channel 4 also won the company National Diversity Award - 2016. At the end of 2016 Channel 4 was awarded the National Equality Standard by EY, the only company ever to be placed at the highest level 'Institutionlised Inclusion'.
 
We understand that disabled people might have concerns about being discriminated against if they declare their disability when applying for a job. If that's you then don't worry - we will judge you on your abilities and fit against the job description. We are happy to discuss with you any adjustments you need to give you a level playing field during recruitment and then, if you're made an offer, we can then discuss with you the adjustments you might need to get on with the job and develop your career. Furthermore we can offer a guaranteed interview to any disabled applicant who meets the essential skills or experience listed above.


Company Info


Channel 4
London, LND, United Kingdom

Head of Digital Commissioning

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

534

Location:

London, LND, United Kingdom 

Category:

Development & Commissioning
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

114

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

11.06.2019
col-wide   

Occupations:

Development & Commissioning: Film Commissioning

Job Description:

Job Summary
Location: Channel 4, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX
Salary: Competitive 
Hours: 37 per week
Closing Date: 23 June 2019 at Midnight
Job Title: Head of Digital Commissioning (London)
Reports to: Director of Programmes
Department: Commissioning

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
The commissioning department works with independent producers and studios to source all the content which appears on Channel 4’s portfolio of channels, 
and in its digital output. It is charged with attracting broad, commercial audiences as well as delivering the channel’s public service remit.

JOB PURPOSE
  • To reflect changing consumer behaviour, particularly amongst its key youth audience, the Head of Digital Commissioning will spearhead all digital content commissioning and acquisition on all digital platforms including All4
  • Reporting into the Director of Programmes, the postholder will be editorially responsible for all digital content across all platforms including All 4, social platforms and apps.
  • This post will coincide with the creation of our Digital Creative Unit in Leeds, an internal agency for social media marketing content and original digital content distributed on all relevant consumer platforms

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership
  • Lead a distributed team of digital executives spread across four of Channel 4’s locations: London, Leeds, Glasgow and Bristol. This team will acquire content for All 4, commission short form content for the channel’s social feeds and oversee apps and other enhancements of our linear programmes
  • Responsible for setting a vision for Channel 4’s digital presence and ensuring that our digital output is delivering against key metrics

Strategy
  • Work closely with the Head of Product and the Director of Programmes to develop a content acquisition strategy that drives All 4 growth
  • Work with the Head of our upcoming Digital Creative Unit in Leeds, and the channel’s social marketing team to shape the channel’s digital publishing strategy
  • Develop a podcasting strategy for the channel

Commissioning
  • Oversee all short form commissioning, including digital originations and the digital elements of “one show many platforms” projects
  • Work closely with all Genre Heads of Departments and their teams across commissioning

Editorial standards
  • Responsible for ensuring that the highest editorial standards are maintained, and relevant regulations complied with, across all digital platforms

Budget management
  • Overall responsibility for the digital acquisition and origination budget

Commercial
  • Work closely with the Head of Product, the Head of the DCU and the channel’s commercial teams to create new sources of revenue and grow existing revenue streams

Integration
  • Ensure that driving VOD performance is a key consideration in all commissioning decisions, and that All 4 and linear commissioning priorities are aligned
  • Ensure a smooth flow of information between Channel Management and All 4

External
  • Represent Channel 4 externally on matters relating to changing patterns of viewer behaviour and the channel’s efforts to address these
  • Articulate a clear vision for Channel 4’s presence in a digital world and the content we are seeking to distribute, thus engaging the digital creative community to work with C4 in helping deliver that vision

Job Requirements:

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Technical & Professional Skills
  • Extensive experience of digital publishing, including video
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience of operating in a matrix organisation
  • Track record of using data to identify and meet audience demand
  • Excellent knowledge of changes affecting TV industry and wider content publishing landscape
  • Understanding of the Channel 4 values, vision, strategic direction and objectives

Autonomy/Judgement/Decision Making
  • Proven ability to balance the strategic with the practical
  • Prepared to make unpopular decisions where required
  • Able to judge when things need to be escalated
  • Ability to self-manage within strategic context
  • Able to balance ambiguous, sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Able to manage through change and get things done even in challenging circumstances
  • Acts with operational autonomy, using own discretion. Refers upwards for guidance or to gain agreement on a recommendation
  • Able to set workload priorities, managing timescales and delivery within this framework, allocating tasks to colleagues as appropriate
  • Able to deal with complex matters, often involving risk

Relationship Management
  • Excellent track record of creating and managing internal relationships at all levels
  • Influences and guides senior management to ensure that the investments are aligned with C4’s vision and strategic objectives
  • Able to deploy a range of styles to bring about required outcomes
  • Strong connections within the wide digital content industry
  • Able to handle conflicting viewpoints, using strong influencing and persuasion skills to gain consensus amongst all stakeholders

Complexity/Problem Solving
  • Able to break down complex questions into manageable items of work
  • Able to identify and effectively manage expert resources to assist where appropriate
  • Effectively manage unfamiliar problems, requiring a high degree of difficult, diverse and specialised problem solving
  • Operate within an ever-changing environment, looking across different industries for new systems and initiatives to add value for Channel 4

Further information
Celebrating diversity is at the heart of Channel 4's purpose both on-screen and off-screen. Being different is therefore at our core - and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds encourages our workforce to be vibrant, creative and think differently. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively recruit from groups that are under-represented in the media sector. So we welcome difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

We have won awards from Stonewall for our work on screen and in the workplace, we are a member of the Business Disability Forum, and we are signed up as a Disability Confident employer with the Department of Work & Pensions. Channel 4 also won the company National Diversity Award - 2016. At the end of 2016 Channel 4 was awarded the National Equality Standard by EY, the only company ever to be placed at the highest level 'Institutionlised Inclusion'.
 
We understand that disabled people might have concerns about being discriminated against if they declare their disability when applying for a job. If that's you then don't worry - we will judge you on your abilities and fit against the job description. We are happy to discuss with you any adjustments you need to give you a level playing field during recruitment and then, if you're made an offer, we can then discuss with you the adjustments you might need to get on with the job and develop your career. Furthermore we can offer a guaranteed interview to any disabled applicant who meets the essential skills or experience listed above.

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