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Discovery Communications
London, LND, United Kingdom

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Commissioning Executive


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Job ID:

559

Location:

London, LND, United Kingdom 

Category:

Development & Commissioning
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Job Views:

77

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

11.07.2019
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Occupations:

Broadcasting: Commissioning, Media Planner

Job Description:

Position Summary
The Commissioning Executive will work closely with the Sr Director of Television overseeing the development and creation of lifestyle and factual entertainment content for the female skewing channels, including Quest Red, Really, TLC, Food Network and HGTV. The Commissioning Executive will work with the commissioning team and the channel to help devise content and commissioning strategy, and work with external partners to message the needs of our brands, our approach to our shows, and partner with production companies on both development and shows in production.

Responsibilities
  • To support the head of commissioning to develop lifestyle and factual entertainment content for the female skewing channels, including Quest Red, TLC, Really, Food Network and Home. 
  • To work with the head of commissioning and channel head to be able to message the needs of our brands and our approach and attitude to our shows internally and externally.
  • To partner with production companies to develop and create lifestyle and factual entertainment content for our female skewing channels.
  • To work to the head of commissioning to help devise commissioning and content strategy.
  • Be able to work flexibly, efficiently and nimbly to the commissioning department, and willingness to learn how to work to internal stakeholders and to the needs of the wider business.
  • To demonstrate a collaborative, enabling, and solution based approach to development.
  • A positive and entrepreneurial approach with a strong sense of vision and ownership to managing multiple partners and projects within the department.
  • Have an interest in and willingness to learn about current industry trends and developments in the UK and global market to communicate internally and externally.
  • To act as an ambassador for the department and Discovery.

Job Requirements:

  • Track record in recent factual entertainment content origination, in development and production.
  • Proven creative, with robust and recent production and/or development experience, ideally to series producer level.
  • Background in factual entertainment and lifestyle content.
  • Proven record in developing and/or producing original factual entertainment series ideas from first series onwards.
  • Familiar with compliance, budgets, schedules.
  • Strong writing skills, proficient technically, digitally aware and active.
  • Willingness to learn and operate flexibly in a global corporate environment and need for matrix management.
  • An ability to work collaboratively at different levels.
  • Knowledge of, or desire to learn about and love, our brands and content.


Company Info


Discovery Communications
London, LND, United Kingdom

Commissioning Executive

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

559

Location:

London, LND, United Kingdom 

Category:

Development & Commissioning
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

77

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

11.07.2019
col-wide   

Occupations:

Broadcasting: Commissioning, Media Planner

Job Description:

Position Summary
The Commissioning Executive will work closely with the Sr Director of Television overseeing the development and creation of lifestyle and factual entertainment content for the female skewing channels, including Quest Red, Really, TLC, Food Network and HGTV. The Commissioning Executive will work with the commissioning team and the channel to help devise content and commissioning strategy, and work with external partners to message the needs of our brands, our approach to our shows, and partner with production companies on both development and shows in production.

Responsibilities
  • To support the head of commissioning to develop lifestyle and factual entertainment content for the female skewing channels, including Quest Red, TLC, Really, Food Network and Home. 
  • To work with the head of commissioning and channel head to be able to message the needs of our brands and our approach and attitude to our shows internally and externally.
  • To partner with production companies to develop and create lifestyle and factual entertainment content for our female skewing channels.
  • To work to the head of commissioning to help devise commissioning and content strategy.
  • Be able to work flexibly, efficiently and nimbly to the commissioning department, and willingness to learn how to work to internal stakeholders and to the needs of the wider business.
  • To demonstrate a collaborative, enabling, and solution based approach to development.
  • A positive and entrepreneurial approach with a strong sense of vision and ownership to managing multiple partners and projects within the department.
  • Have an interest in and willingness to learn about current industry trends and developments in the UK and global market to communicate internally and externally.
  • To act as an ambassador for the department and Discovery.

Job Requirements:

  • Track record in recent factual entertainment content origination, in development and production.
  • Proven creative, with robust and recent production and/or development experience, ideally to series producer level.
  • Background in factual entertainment and lifestyle content.
  • Proven record in developing and/or producing original factual entertainment series ideas from first series onwards.
  • Familiar with compliance, budgets, schedules.
  • Strong writing skills, proficient technically, digitally aware and active.
  • Willingness to learn and operate flexibly in a global corporate environment and need for matrix management.
  • An ability to work collaboratively at different levels.
  • Knowledge of, or desire to learn about and love, our brands and content.

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