Closing Date: 17 November 2019
We’re Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland, home to 20 TV channels that offer the very best in music, entertainment, comedy and kids programming through our MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Channel 5 and BET brands. Together these brands reach nearly 30 million homes in the UK and Ireland. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 705 million households in 169 territories and 37 languages via more than 184 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties.
There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs and we believe that having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds makes this a great place to work. We have a number of Employee Resource Groups that look to support our employees from all walks of life and who face common challenges in the workplace and we hold tons of events all your round to nurture the best possible, inclusive environment
WHAT ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
VIS is the in house production arm of Viacom, is looking to hire a senior programme maker to oversee all of the non-scripted programmes and series produced for Viacom’s suite of Channels as well as for external clients. Able to appoint and manage senior creatives, the chosen candidate will become a key part of the VIS management team, working closely with both the Channel commissioners and the in-house development team to manage and grow existing brands, create and grow new series and specials, and build and manage relationships with on and off screen talent. Rapidly grow our portfolio of external clients and co-financing partners.
Provide an expert level of knowledge and approach to non-scripted Programming
Pitch strong ideas to external clients between broadcasters, platform etc to raise funds.
Delivery of series on time and on budget, whilst meeting the editorial aspirations of the external and internal clients
Hiring and management of great programme makers, working with the VIS management team and the clients to ensure the people we hire are best suited to the needs of the commissions
Management of the relationships with the clients, building and maintaining strong working relationships with the Commissioning Editors and Channel heads
Working with the in-house development team to ensure the strongest ideas are being generated at all times, honed to the needs of the Channel(s)
The ability to work from the development stage to delivery within the confines of the tariffs available.
Overseeing the production and aiding the development of ideas which can be sold internationally, and/or which have opportunities for commercial exploitation
Lead and develop a Development Producer to support non-scripted programming and individual career growth
Significant experience working as an Executive Producer and/or above in the television industry, making a broad range of non-scripted programmes and series on a variety of budgets for different broadcasters / platforms
A strong working knowledge of the demands and aspirations of Viacom and its clients, both in the UK and Internationally
Demonstrable experience of pitching idea’s to range of clients
The proven ability to work closely with an internal development team, helping them create ideas and formats which meet the requirements of the broadcasters, and thereby helping the department hit its commercial targets
A good knowledge of the off-screen talent market, and the ability to attract and hire the very best programme makers
Strong relationships with, and a good working knowledge of, on-screen talent and their agents, so that we can develop and grow more brands with relevant talent attached
A flexible approach to budget management, and a proven ability to deliver great content on sometimes challenging tariffs
A proven ability to work across multiple shows and/or series simultaneously, balancing the needs of each show separately and yet delivering all projects on time and on budget
A knowledge of international markets, helping us ensure the programmes we make are sellable and lend themselves to commercial exploitation
Private Medical Insurance: You will be eligible for our full Private Medial Cover (From 3 months)
Season Ticket Loan: We’ll pay for your season travel card up front and you can pay us back across the year
TV Package Discount: If you subscribe for the likes of Sky and Virgin Media, we’ll get £20 off your bill
Pension Scheme: You will be eligible for our Pension Scheme from day one, as long as you are contributing to this, we’ll top this up with a voluntary contribution from us
Discounted Gym Membership: We offer discounts to a number of Gyms
Discounts at Local Shops and Restaurants: Whether you need a new pair of shoes or just want something tasty for lunch, we partner with a number of local businesses to offer us a discounted rate
Access to Reward Gateway: With heaps of discounts on everyday shops, restaurants and household suppliers
Happy to talk flexible working!
Our values, and their related behaviours, guide how we show up to work each day and help ensure that we all treat each other with respect. We want these to feel relevant to all of our employees and all parts of the business, as we believe that when these behaviours are achieved, we are the best we can be. The three values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.
- Creativity: Push beyond the expected
- Passion: Stand up for what you believe in
- Risk-Taking: Take smart choices
- Inclusion: Embrace diverse perspectives
- Collaboration: Work together as one team
- Innovation: Use insights to drive the business
- Trust: Assume best intentions
- Transparency: Communicate clearly and openly
- Accountability: Deliver, and own the outcome
At Viacom, we value and celebrate difference. We want to ensure that we fully represent the make-up of UK society in our workforce as well as bringing diverse perspectives to our business. We want to make sure Diversity and Inclusion are not just buzz words; we truly want to foster an authentic inclusive environment, where all employees feel that they can bring their whole selves to work.