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Channel Executive

MBC Group

UAE

Ref: LP104-206

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Responsibilities:

- Handle all day-to-day relationships with SSC various teams, and all MBC/Shahid/Gobx internal teams
- Organize and conduct daily checks with the SSC team
- Ensure swift responding to all incoming inquires
- Follow up, when needed, with any party to ensure all SSC objectives are met
- Liaise with planning, scheduling, MCR/TCR, brand management, and all sports stakeholders
- Be the point of contact and liaison with MMS
- Fill in the weekly (every Sunday) sports activity update presentation
- Attend the weekly SSC update meeting
- Represent channel management in sports steering committee meetings
- Be the first contact point for the two-channel coordinators and ensure any questions are answered. Escalate to channel management when conflicts arise or critical decisions
- Monitor SSC channels all time and especially during live games
- Propose improvements and or flag any problems on any of the SSC channels
- Scout for new programs and opportunities for SSC channels and liaise with the acquisitions team
- Monitor and review monthly amortization reports and ensure monitoring and meeting budget
- Notify key persons of any changes impacting schedules or programs
- Preparation of actual and projected programming costs
- Follow-up with legal on contracts
- Support in any administrative duties

Requirements

- Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication & Media
- 5 years experience in a similar capacity
- Responsible and reliable
- Able to work extended shift hours and weekends
- Able to work accurately and reliably in a high-volume environment
- Have a strong service ethic
- Good IT skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Good command of English & Arabic
- Team player
- Excellent planning capabilities
- Multitasker
- Good eye for details
- Excellent command of Excel and PowerPoint
- Has passion for sports

About the Company

MBC GROUP is the largest media company in the Middle East & North Africa region that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, in 1991, MBC GROUP moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates.

Today, MBC GROUP includes over 17 leading TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 & MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC ACTION (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC VARIETY (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting); MBC DRAMA (24/7 Arabic drama) & MBC+ DRAMA (a joint pay-TV channel between MBC and OSN); MBC PERSIA (general family entertainment dubbed and subtitled in Farsi); WANASAH (24-hour Arabic music channel); MBC MASR & MBC MASR2 (general family entertainment geared towards the Egyptian family); MBC BOLLYWOOD (delivering the freshest in Bollywood content geared towards the region via an Arabized interface); MBC USA (on “Dish Network” in the US); MBC IRAQ (a premium channel aimed at the entire Iraqi family), MBC5 (new satellite channel dedicated to the Maghreb); all of them benefit from MBC STUDIOS which produces the region’s most compelling premium content for cinema, television and on-demand platforms. MBC GROUP also includes two FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music).

Furthermore, part of MBC GROUP is Shahid and its premium subscription-based service Shahid VIP, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels.

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