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Manager, Program Strategy & Content Planning

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Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Manager, Program Strategy & Content Planning is responsible for the planning and the performance of National Geographic linear channel as well as channel content on non-linear platforms. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for communicating and operationalizing programming strategies with internal and external partners while assisting the Director with various projects and responsibilities. The position requires a keen eye for detail along with strong organizational, time management and communication skills. 

An Ideal candidate for this role must have a passion for the television industry, a willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities, the ability to quickly adapt to new system and workflows, and must be able to handle work both independently and while also collaborating in a team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the full implementation of total day linear programming schedules for NGC, from episodic planning through to ensuring content is presented accurately on end platforms
  • Responsible for performance of the linear & non-linear schedule to deliver on Ad Sales targets with specific oversight of linear non-prime dayparts.
  • Adapt broad departmental strategies into actionable, tactical measures to advance company objectives.
  • Manages windowing content launch optimization on DTC platforms in partnership with Director and Disney+/Hulu teams to optimize supply of fresh content and maximize promotional windows.
  • Communicates relevant schedule and planning information to internal stakeholders.
  • Ensures accuracy of schedule implementation across various systems.
  • Provides strategic feedback on editorial projects in early phases of development.
  • Represents department in operational meetings and works with Business Technology team to ensure systems are optimized for business needs.
  • Translate data from Insights and Analytics team to actionable Programming plans.
  • Troubleshoots issues related to the schedule, metadata and workflow on all platforms.
  • Build, check, and publish programming within the CMS as needed. Manage inventory of thousands of hours of new and library content.
  • Manages Coordinator of Programming Strategy & Content Planning, providing leadership and technical guidance.
  • Ad hoc support on a variety of projects as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience within content planning, scheduling or digital media.
  • In-depth understanding of Scheduling and Programming and a comprehensive knowledge of cable network operations.
  • Advanced data literacy.
  • Passion and insight into National Geographic content and The Walt Disney Company segments, brands and franchises, the elements that define them, and expertise to build further audience engagement.
  • Strategic, creative, and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Superior organizational, prioritization, and time management skills; ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with senior management, staff, and external research professionals.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and collaborative spirit.
  • Able to lead people (both direct teams and indirect teams) to deliver above expectations
  • Proven ability to work across a highly matrixed organization while also able to self-motivate.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive working in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Streaming experience a plus.
  • Multilingual fluency a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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