Director, Programming - Asian Content
Sony Pictures
Singapore, Singapore
2d ago

Director, Programming - Asian Content

Based in Singapore, the Programming Director will be a key role in Asian content programming and be responsible for overall acquisition, programming strategies and channel operations with the objective of improving channel performance and increasing revenue.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Lead the programming team for Asian content which encompasses all the programming functions from acquisition to scheduling and channel operations
  • Manage the acquisition needs of all channels, effectively closing deals with joint venture partners, overseas distributors, identifying and acquiring suitable programmes
  • Strategize programming direction to maximize ratings and lead other functions like Marketing, PR and Creative Services in campaigns to constantly drive channel performance
  • Initiate and execute business development for Asian content, by expanding territories for existing channels or launching new service / channel in the region
  • Work closely with Airtime Sales, Marketing and Distribution / Networks Sales to increase and maximize revenue for the channels
  • Ad hoc project management or evaluation on new business opportunities (co-production, investment, JV partnership)
  • Requirements :

  • A Diploma / Degree in Media, Mass Communications or any relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant managerial experience in the media or television industry especially on TV content acquisition and programming (both linear and digital platforms)
  • Strong language proficiency in English and Chinese
  • Excellent negotiation and decision-making skills, including resolving complex problems within a short amount of time
  • A self-driven and creative individual with leadership qualities, outstanding communication, networking and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledgeable about trends in entertainment and passionate about content of various genres
  • Technology savvy and resourceful with good research skills
  • While based in Singapore, the position is required to travel to attend trade events, content markets and for any business discussion with partners
  • SGP - Hansapoint - SPENA

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