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Digital Media Manager
Do you have experience in managing and growing successful YouTube channels?
 
Do you spend your time browsing YouTube and other social media platforms and love to spot the latest trend?
 
Do you have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple exciting video projects at once?
      

If the answer to the above is ‘yes’, then this maybe the role for you!

Why should you work at A+E Networks UK?
In 2018, we won the Broadcast Magazine award for ‘Best Place to work in Television 2018’. This is maybe because we offer a competitive benefits package (Group Personal Pension Plan, 25 days annual leave, Income Protection Insurance, Life Assurance and BUPA healthcare), and not to mention our friendly, creative and passionate culture where EVERYONE gets real accountability and wide ranging responsibility.

What will you be doing?
Your duties will be wide and varied. They will include: 

  • managing the short form video output for the Sky HISTORY, BLAZE and Crime+Investigation UK YouTube channels, growing all three into profitable commercial platforms; 
  • commissioning and production of original short form projects; 
  • working with the Social Media Manager to ensure an optimum posting plan and delivery to unique specification for short form video posts across social media;
  • compiling monthly and quarterly performance reports to track short form targets across digital platforms.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a Fixed Term Maternity Cover role.


About Us

We are in the business of telling stories. They may be stories about real people or made-up people, but our true talent is imagining, finding, cultivating and bringing to life the most entertaining parts of the human experience.


A+E Networks UK run a family of global TV brands broadcasting in the UK and EMEA. Our channels include Sky HISTORY, Sky HISTORY2, Lifetime, Crime+Investigation and free-to-air channel BLAZE. We are an ambitious and creative team who strive to build strong brands for our territories.

Our work environment appeals to self-motivated and flexible thinkers who are great collaborators and always strive to discover what is next creatively. We are customer focused and sustain and build a diverse range of programme brands from Forged in Fire and River Hunters to 60 Days In: The Jail and Murdertown. A+E Networks UK foster an open and creative approach which is helping us to deliver ground breaking work.

A+E Networks UK is a progressive, friendly and fun place to work. We’re looking for professionals who are motivated and excited by challenge and driven to deliver results. We employ energetic, inspiring individuals who love to innovate and are passionate about the industry.


Key Responsibilities

YouTube channel management:
Manage the short form video output for the Sky HISTORY, BLAZE and Crime+Investigation UK YouTube channels, growing all three into profitable commercial platforms. This includes orchestrating the production and upload schedule, optimising discoverability, and ensuring best practice in output.

Social media:
Working with the Social Media Manager to ensure an optimum posting plan and delivery to unique specification for short form video posts across social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other emerging platforms.

Project management:
Ensure the smooth flow of digital media, that all rights and licenses are adhered to, and liaise with third party producers and talent on external productions in creating short form content that will maximise key platform metrics. Commission content within the team to meet weekly posting frequency and viewing performance targets.

Research:
Alongside the Social Media Manager, compile monthly and quarterly performance reports to track short form targets across digital platforms.

Budget:
Planning and administration of the short form commissioning budget, delivering effective spend while adhering to the finance departments accounting process and providing them with any relevant documentation to close month end.


Person Specification

Skills:

  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.

  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud facilities including Premiere Pro and Photoshop and the creation and manipulation of digital video and image assets.

  • Expertise with digital media reporting tools and techniques, including YouTube Analytics, Facebook Insights and Twitter Analytics, and a familiarity with other off-the-shelf insight tools.

  • Skilled copywriter and adaptability to differing brand tone-of-voice.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for the clear sharing of information and development of interpersonal relationships with colleagues around the business.


Experience:

  • The effective sole management of successful YouTube channels, implementing best-practice and growing viewership.

  • Ideal experience in developing commercially successful digital platforms.

  • Knowledge of major digital platforms, best practice, developing trends, and an aptitude and eagerness to pick-up and experiment with new platforms.

  • It is desirable to have experience in the management of major social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Proficiency with the commissioning of short form video content from internal teams, third-party individuals and external agencies, including the delivery of briefs, and giving and collating effective feedback.

  • Management of workload across multiple projects and successfully work to strict deadlines.

  • Experience in the management and the development of junior members of staff.

  • Previous work in a media or broadcast environment ideal, with a familiarity with the A+E Networks UK channel portfolio, and a passion for television.


Company Values

THINK NEXT

  • Embrace and anticipate change

  • Invent for tomorrow

  • Challenge the status quo

  • Identify future trends and seize opportunities

  • Be ambitious, don’t be afraid to aim for bigger and better.


OWN IT

  • Commit to your idea and run with it

  • Embrace responsibility

  • Everyone has a voice at all levels in the organisation

  • Be brave, be daring - overcome obstacles

  • Acknowledge mistakes and learn from them.


FIGHT AS A FAMILY, WIN AS A TEAM

  • Be passionate about your ideas

  • Challenge, collaborate and unite

  • Celebrate everyone’s success

  • Build friendships – we work at our best when we’re in it together.


LOVE WHAT YOU DO

  • When you love what you do, your enthusiasm is infectious

  • Be proud of our brand and bring it to life

  • Channel your heart and passion into everything you do.


BE YOU

  • Let your personality shine

  • Be honest with yourself and with others

  • Champion differences in people

  • Keep developing your potential.


Next Step:
Please CLICK HERE to see this role on our own website, and apply.