Program Manager

Parker Consult
UAE

Ref: MP564-75
Parker Consult

The Role


The Role


He/she manages a small team composed by a presentation scheduler (who is in charge of the daily playlists, and eventually of the monthly long form schedule) and a versioning executive (whose job is to make sure that the dubbing process is carried out according to our high level standards).

He/she reports to the Head of Entertainment Channels.

The Programming Manager

- is responsible for the day-to-day scheduling;
- creates a strategic monthly grid (that will have to be discussed with the Head of Entertainment Channels and approved by him);
- develops the grid into a long form schedule, or carefully monitors the presentation scheduler doing the same;
- has to develop new programming initiatives to maximize the value of the content to affiliates, advertisers and of course viewers;
- has to look for hidden gems in the content market, and anyway can assist the Head of Entertainment Channels and the General Manager in all acquisitions, as well as the Global Acquisitions Team;
- acts as the Programming representative with all internal departments.

More specifically, the Programming Manager will have to work closely with the Operations, Marketing/Research/Ad Sales and On Air Promotions departments:

- interacts with the Operations dept., deciding on a case by case basis the Arabic dialect that is most suitable for that show/movie, and coordinating together with the dubbing company; giving recommendations for the censorship; etc.;
- works with the Marketing/Research/Ad sales dept., following the ratings, share of audience and TRPs data in order to improve the channelís performance; coordinating on any scheduling, advertising and affiliate marketing initiatives; etc;
- works with the Creative dept., releasing a promos wish list after releasing the schedule and discussing together the needs of the channel (fillers, channel idents, brand spot, etc);

The Programming Manager is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Requirements


Requirements


Qualifications required:

Minimum 3 years of experience in scheduling / programming entertainment channels.
College degree in reputed universities (AUC, AUD, etc).
Fluent in English and Arabic language.
Demonstrated strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
Accuracy, reliability, attention to details.
Strong knowledge of TV content and middle eastern TV industry.
Passion, commitment, curiosity, ability to be flexible and adapt, and possibly a crush for challenges.

About the Company


About the Company


Parker Consult is the fastest growing Management Consultancy in the Middle East. We provide world class services such as Executive Search and Selection, Consultancy and Training through our centrally located office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ever since starting operations, the organization has witnessed rapid growth purely achieved through firm business relations and quality service delivery. Our market knowledge in the region put together with quality consultants and excellent infrastructure has enabled us to build a strong portfolio of clients which include MNC's and local firms.
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