London

Maternity - 6 to 8 Months

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VP Acquisitions, Scripted Content– C4790

A superb opportunity to join a prestigious global distributor to cover maternity leave for the current VP Scripted Acquisitions.

The COMPANY

Our client is a prestigious production and distribution company which creates and distributes high profile content around the world.


The ROLE

As the VP of Scripted Content, you will be responsible for acquiring scripted content, managing the process through to completion.


Key Responsibilities -  

  • Manage the Global Content team implementing strategy, budget and standards for the team to perform at the optimum level
  • Oversee all aspects of pre-MIP preparation including the creating the  buyers' book, pre-market meetings, hosting events at the festival and the post MIP reporting
  • Source new scripted content to distribute, and take on some creative responsibilities to produce commercial treatments, scripts and submissions
  • Negotiate commercial terms for the acquisition of scripts ensuring the best deal for the company internationally
  • Build and maintain relationships with key internal players, broadcasters, producers, global commissioners and agents.

The CANDIDATE

With substantial experience working in TV scripted acquisitions within a global distribution company, you will have a thorough comprehension of complex international financing and co-production.


You will have a strong awareness of the creative process with a clear editorial vision, commercial acumen and confidence to critique programming.


A proven track record of implementing international content strategy  across key territories such as the US, UK, France and Germany.


You are a firm negotiator with the ability to influence other people whilst having a background working with senior management and board executives.  


The REWARDS

An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.


What to EXPECT 

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  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.

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