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MultiChoice Vacancy – Commissioning Editors

Dar es Salaam

MultiChoice Group

MultiChoice is Africa’s leading entertainment platform, with a mission to enrich lives. We offer a wide range of products and services, including DStv, GOtv, Showmax, M-Net, SuperSport, Irdeto, and KingMakers.


Purpose of the Position:

To plan, develop and commission Creative Reality and Entertainment, Advertiser funded and scripted content for local productions that achieves set objectives and manage productions.

Key Performance Objectives:

Content Creation

Develop innovative new programmes taking into consideration the Channels positioning and strategy
Spot new trends in content and specific genres, new territories, and approaches to contemporary programmes
Ensure commissioned content achieves set ratings.
Ensure programming meets targets for audience ratings and is commercially viable.

Managing Commissioning Process

Write commission brief according to channel strategy
Commission content briefs to Industry
Review and assess programme proposals.
Invite production houses to pitch proposals.
Select successful proposals in alignment with channel content strategy.
Provide feedback to production companies

Manage Productions

Ensure that programmes are produced to the highest standard and are cost-effective.
Spot check and give editorial input on all programmes at online and offline stage.
Manage all productions houses strictly to contractual deliverables and ensure all contracts agreements are signed prior to production
View and give editorial input on all programmes at online and offline stage.
Approve scripts and shooting and casts for all programmes.
Take overall editorial responsibility for programmes, ensure that programmes satisfy M-Net editorial standards
All episodes and promos are considered against BBCSA standards and assessed for risk within target audience
Ensure producers deliver programs and promotional material as per agreed schedule
Approve all final programmes for broadcast
Ensure content is delivered on time for multiplatform

Content Acquisition

Acquire content that is in line with the channel strategy
Receive and review solicited and unsolicited proposals for licensing
Give timely feedback to producers on whether the content will be acquired or not
Manage the administrative processes relating to content acquisition

Manage performance of commissioned Programmes

Monitor commissioned programme performance against set business targets.
Develop contingency plans where improvements are required

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Qualifications and Experience:

A Degree in Film and Television/ /Scriptwriting
A minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an executive producer, series producer or commissioning
Extensive entertainment and broadcasting Industry knowledge and experience
Proven record in delivering successful large reality and/or scripted entertainment content.
Proven record in developing successful local reality formats, scripted series and general entertainment series.
Extensive understanding of audiences
Deep knowledge of current and future content trends in multiple markets and platforms
Managing large production budgets
Knowledge / understanding of the relevant film classification, broadcast regulatory and censorship board requirements

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