New South Wales, Sydney
Great content is at the heart of everything we do. We offer a better entertainment experience every day to each one of our 2.5 million subscribing homes through delivery of new and inspiring programming across all genres, the world's most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. Join our team of superheroes who work tirelessly to help secure our great programs.
Foxtel Networks Australia owns and operates a group of television channels and its Acquisitions Department is looking for a Content Acquisitions Manager to help drive the negotiation and acquisition of content for the Premium Entertainment Channels (Showcase, Soho, The Comedy Channel and Box Sets Channel). In this role you'll be reporting into the General Manager of Content Acquisitions and in consultation with Channel Management you'll make sure we secure the best possible content for our customers.
Key responsibilities will include...
Own and assist in the negotiations of content purchase deals
Ensure all acquisitions are in line with the overall programming strategy, budgets and broadcast rights
Develop and maintain relationships with key clients and distributors both locally and internationally
Demonstrate strong editorial skills in order to deliver compelling content for the Premium Entertainment Channels
Create and manage productive relationships with the channels
Provide regular and weekly updates to the General Manager of Content Acquisitions
Ensure the preparation of contracts as per agreed deal points
What we'll be looking for in the ideal candidate...
Proven track record in Content Acquisitions or Programme Sales at least 3-5 years' experience
Experience in acquiring Scripted Content
Strong Editorial skills
Negotiating and influencing skills essential coupled with commercial acumen
Essential knowledge of programme rights
Tertiary qualifications preferred
A team player who works and collaborates with fellow Acquisition colleagues
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at all levels of the business
Ability to work with a high level of responsibility and independently as required
Passion of Television and understanding of the broadcasting environment
Systems: Excel - Intermediate, Word - Intermediate, Outlook - Advanced, PowerPoint - Intermediate
Paradigm - preferred, IBMS - preferred, Technical - essential
Being a part of the Foxtel team gives you access to a great range of benefits! It's designed to give something back for the hard work you do every day. Benefits include a generous employee subscription offer, awesome discounts and deals, competitions and giveaways from some amazing brands, access to a wide range of activities and health & wellbeing offerings through our Vitality program and much more!
We start with the customer, we work as one team, we make it simple, we are courageous & we are creative.