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Head of Content Acquisition
at Livetree

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤45000 - ₤80000 per year

Livetree is the home for documentaries, feature films, TV series and your live video stories that shine a light on world issues. Everything from the environment, poverty innovation, diversity, equality and the U.N’s 17 sustainability development goals.

The platform provides a suite of innovative entertainment modules, and to facilitate the brand mission of the platform, Livetree has built a wide range of interactive features to engage our 500,000 users. Our platform is underpinned by ground breaking technology, this includes, live streaming, scheduled screenings, games, quizzes and video analysis.

Livetree is recruiting for a Head Film and TV Content Acquisitions based in the company's London office. The Director will be a key member of the team evaluating and licensing content from major studios and networks, for digital streaming on Livetree globally. They will will report to the CEO, providing critical support in content selection/curation, setting strategy, deal negotiation, execution and management. The ideal candidate has strong critical thinking skills that allow for intense attention to detail as well as the ability to see the big picture. Demonstrated mastery of verbal and written communication skills is also important as they will be called upon to lead meetings and give presentations to all levels of the organisation as well as negotiate deals and manage external relationships with key partners. They should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, taking the initiative, managing multiple projects, and working under tight timeframes. They are also a motivated, self-starter with a keen interest in and aptitude for learning the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Evaluate, curate and identify appropriate content for digital streaming services in all Livetree territories globally.   
  • Manage and evaluate content through performance tracking, industry knowledge and insights, and research in an effort to find the best content to engage Livetree's subscribers.   
  • Develop a deep understanding of content markets through continuous focus on and knowledge of the competitive and market environment in multiple international territories.   
  • Participate in all aspects of negotiation (financial analysis and forecasting, contract drafting, security requirements, etc. ).   
  • Represent acquisitions team interests across the company (operations, legal, finance, business intelligence/reporting, content marketing) on a regular basis and as needed on a project basis.  
  • Communicate market trends and industry shifts, including implications and recommendations, to internal and external partners

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated mastery of verbal and written communication skills including the ability to cultivate internal and external relationships;   

  • Strong programming experience preferred.   
  • Experience in sourcing and curating content.   
  • Ability to work independently and change direction frequently.   
  • Great analytical and critical thinking skills.   
  • Demonstrated experience in market analysis, competitive analysis and strategic thinking.   
  • Ability to manage and process detailed information while keeping perspective on the bigger picture.   
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally.   
  • Excellent project and time management skills.   
  • Mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are a must;

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:

BA/BS required; MBA preferred but not required.

At least 8 years of work experience is required with at least 2 years of negotiation/sales experience.

Prior programming, television, studio, investment banking, management consulting or SVOD experience preferred but not required.


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