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Head of TV Broadcasting Channel – Kiev, Ukraine.

Industry RSI Executive Search, Sales, Marketing and PR
Location Kiev
Job Type Permanent
Salary $8000 — $10000 per month
Package Negotiable for the right candidate
Date 16 September 2011

This is a great opportunity for an experience professional with experience of working in operational/production capacity for a TV broadcaster, who would like to step up and become a Head of a national channel in Kiev. Also as the role is situated in Ukraine, you have to speak at least some Russian/Ukrainian and be willing to relocate there in a long term.

Your responsibilities will be the following:
• Defines the common strategy for TV channel together with GD;
• Takes full responsibility for developing the plans for the TV channel, including the reorganization and development of the new programming schedule;
• Develops and executes a strategy based on the combination of re-positioning/ re-branding/ re-programming the TV channel together with GD;
• Manages the TV channel according to the business plan and to achieve revenue and profitability targets;
• Meets the needs of the audience, oversees the content strategy is adequate and richly reflects the unique local character/interests;
• Proposes for approving by GD and optimizes the general conception of operating any particular section under the responsibility: acquisition, programming, scheduling, marketing;
• Ensures / Approves acquisition plans and proposes for approving by GD strategic purchase plans;
• Provides active search for potential new programs and keeping track the market supply;
• Makes contacts and deals with distributors;
• Ensures observance of the pricing policy;
• Oversees the evidence of the license contracts and purchased programs;
• Ensures observance of the acquisition’s budget;
• Ensures / Approves together with GD the strategic program changes based on the ratings data evaluation;
• Supervises together with GD the development of a programming schedule that includes in-house, local (Ukrainian and Russian) and third party production;
• Provides advice and assistance to senior management in the planning, implementation and evaluation of modification to existing operations, systems and procedures;
• Completely ensures broadcasting plans;
• Observes the TV Market development from the view of scheduling department and program trends within other territories;
• Supervises the archives funds control with their proper exploitation, storage and service;
• Assures the correlation between each channel identity and creates a company identity;
• Organizes and ensures all activities related to the final “TV broadcast look”;
• Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the TV channel;
• Cooperates with the Financial Director during the drawing up of financial budgets;
• Develops and oversees the annual operating budgets;
• Respects and follows all requirements of other internal procedures, which influence the stated working activities;
• Appoints and develops the management team for each channel;
• Performs other tasks linked with job according with company’s needs;
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Ideally you will have/be:
• A track record of success in managing, repositioning and growing television stations within a TOP-management position (3-5 years);
• In-depth, substantial understanding of both revenue-producing issues and operational aspects of the business such as budgeting, planning, forecasting, scheduling and operating expenses;
• Experience in running content strategy, research, programming and scheduling;
• Results oriented improvement oriented, creative and innovative, energetic and positive, self-efficient, proactive and initiative.

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