Toronto, ON, Canada Req #804
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Director of Programming, Kids
About the Role:
Corus Entertainment is looking for a Director of Programming to lead the content and scheduling strategy across our portfolio of premium Kids linear networks digital platforms. Reporting to the VP of Programming, you will be responsible for managing a high-performing team to derive strategies that drive audience growth across the Corus Kids services.
Direct and oversee content scheduling and program planning that maximizes program rights and drives viewership
Manage and support a team comprised a Programmers to evaluate content opportunities, audience data and trends to create and implement network schedules
that drive viewer engagement and ensure a quality brand presentation
Build and maintain strong relationships with content partners across the Kids brands, while overseeing, tracking and monitoring output deals, content pitches and acquisitions
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the scheduling team and linear platforms ensuring a quality brand presentation across the brands and platforms
Be a resident expert on kids content and understand viewership trends across all platforms to be able to identify and recommend new opportunities
Represent Kids programming and work with internal departments to ensure all areas of the business
Stay current with industry trends, new and emerging products, best practices and be an in-house expert on kids content
Be a thought-leader on media consumption across all platforms, and trusted advisor within the Programming team and across the organization
What We Need From You:
Passionate about TV and content with experience in Program Scheduling
6+ years of experience managing and fostering a high performing teams in the media/entertainment industry
Ability to build strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally
Proficient in analyzing audience data and deriving actionable insights
Solution-oriented, highly motivated and a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Exceptional leadership, communication, presentation and negotiation skills
If You Have the Following….We Want to Hear From You!
Strong knowledge, relationships and point of view about the Kids media landscape- including well thought-out positions on trends, opportunities and category direction, as well as direct cross-platform expertise.
An experienced leader– you thrive on developing strategy, but can also roll up your sleeves to ensure execution excellence. You lead by example, and motivate a team with a clear and concise articulation of vision, goals and strategies, roles and responsibilities.
Strong collaborative skills– we are a matrixed team and organization, with a lot of interested stakeholders, so you can explain and sell a strategy through to senior leadership with confidence, and get others excited to work with you without direct authority
Resilience and eagerness to thrive in disrupted industry– you see the opportunity that can come with disruption and changes, and are willing to move fast under pressure in this growing and high profile area of our business.