• Manager, Program Acquisitions - VMN

    Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Brand
    ViacomCBS
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
    iCIMS ID
    2020-13763
  • About The Brand

    ViacomCBS has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At ViacomCBS, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    The Program Acquisitions department is looking for a Manager to join their team. This position is an active contributor in the highly-energized Program Acquisitions department that works across multiple Brands and multiple Platforms. The Manager will work closely with the Series Acquisitions team to ensure program details are captured accurately. This position will also work closely with department executives to build Corporate presentations, draft deal memos and support series negotiation work.

     

    This is a unique opportunity to be part of a program acquisitions team that buys a substantial amount of series and movies for an established, well-recognized suite of networks and services. This group is considered marketplace leaders when it comes to crafting creative series & movies deals, and our goal is to secure top shelf product. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, work hard, deliver excellence and learn from industry experts?

     

    The ideal candidate must be a go-getter, detail-oriented, highly-motivated and a forward-thinker who is able to jump in & anticipate the needs of busy, high-level Corp department and its executives. Candidate must be a good communicator with excellent organizational, written & computer skills who thrives working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Effective multi-tasker is key to success in the role – someone who can quickly shift priorities and manage time efficiently to meet ongoing deadlines.

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Work with Sr. Director to establish Department priorities in order to provide timely response to internal/external partners
    • Handle accuracy of series / movie information for all in-house acquired product
    • Partner with executives to draft deal memos & distribute relevant information to key departments
    • Assist team members on special projects including researching & capturing relevant industry intel and data for high-level presentations
    • Monitor industry news with close attention to sharing info that may impact the Company or Department’s acquired business, including presenting findings in team meetings

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 years coordinator and/or manager experience
    • Familiarity with working in databases / data management / report generation

    Additional Qualifications

    • Must be a team player with a positive “can-do” attitude & collaborative spirit
    • Must be a self-starter who can work independently as well as in tandem with department executives
    • Solid attention to detail, excellent organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal and time management skills
    • Must demonstrate advanced PowerPoint & Excel skills, and desire to utilize regularly to refresh docs
    • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment keeping confidential business information discreet and private
    • Experience using Program Research applications including Nielsen & StarTrak
    • Entertainment, Media-Related, Program Research Industry experience preferred
    • Superb Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and internet research skills

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