VP, Content Acquisitions
INSP, LLC.Charlotte, NC
Full Time Job
INSP - Who we are
By any standard, INSP is one of today's most successful cable networks. The INSP linear network provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of acquired timeless and popular classic Westerns along with branded originals. INSP features stories of action and adventure showcasing everyday heroes and developing new heroes with originals.
INSP consistently is among today's highest-rated cable nets, with higher ratings than most high-profile nets. In January 2021 INSP ranked 11th among all Nielsen-rated nets in C3 24/7 HH ratings. INSP is viewed by more than 47 million HH a year. Attracting a loyal audience, INSP consistently ranks among the leaders in total time viewers spend watching.
The INSP audience continues to grow. INSP experienced 6 straight years with year-over-year ratings increases (2014-2020). We are the only network with this record of consistent growth. In 2020 we had the highest ratings of any year in our history. We set new records for viewing in a month in February 2021, breaking the record just set in January.
INSP is available in every market and is available nationwide to more than 68M households via Dish Network, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse and more than 2,800 cable systems.
INSP also is an entertainment company that creates, acquires, and distributes premium and popular content across platforms from a diverse array of studios and with a staff of talented producers and storytellers
If you want to join a collaborative, talented team, committed to excellence, this is the place for you.
The VP, Content Acquisitions plays a key leadership role in content-licensing efforts for the ad-supported linear network and digital platform. Working closely with the SVP of Programming as the top-level position, this role has full accountability for the task of acquiring quality, branded content with the skills and experience to conduct complex, high profile negotiations that supports strategic scheduling strategies that will maximize ratings and revenue potential in all dayparts. The VP must set an example of working effectively and respectfully with colleagues at all levels.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Takes the lead on high level negotiations with studios and independent content providers.
Initiates and establishes strategic relationships with studios and major content distributors to achieve and expand our programming content and (distribution) goals across multiple platforms.
Leads a research team to track and evaluate potential content opportunities to drive scheduling strategies.
Oversees the creative packaging, TV formatting and overall processing of all content for linear and distribution, reviews and coordinates contract preparations between Legal Affairs, SVP of Programming and Content Title Management.
Directs subordinates who oversee assigned program acquisitions and scheduling activities.
Translates corporate programming strategies into short-term and long-term acquisitions.
This role requires a high level of collaboration across many internal teams: Coordinate programming strategies with multiple internal departments such as Research, Content Title Management, Scheduling, Ad Sales, Finance, Marketing, Legal & Business Affairs, Network Operations and external content providers.
Responsible for preparing all associated annual budgets and monthly budget analysis.
Oversees content screening for branding, reformatting, evaluation and analysis.
Studies ratings and lagging indicators.
Attends Markets, Programming Conventions and Festivals as requested with a special emphasis on seeking out new content, distributor relationships and producers.
Develops support materials and communications such as fact sheets and detailed program descriptions. Creates tracking status reports and presentations for meetings and management.
Implements and oversees the scheduling strategies (''Flights'') for all movie program content - working closely with SVP of Programming and Director of Scheduling.
Oversees distribution of programming information and communication to Network's internal departments including: Research, Legal & Business Affairs, Finance, Communications & Marketing.
Works with SVP of Programming, Finance, Legal and Network Management in preparation of annual Programming Acquisitions budget.
Oversees the set up and monitoring of payment schedules for Acquired content.
Assists in monitoring Monthly Budget Reports, As Runs and Financials.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum 5-7 years of cable TV network experience in acquisitions that includes a strong background in the television and movie industry, content sales or distribution.
Bachelor's degree in Film, Television Production, Business or related field, or commiserate experience preferred.
Expert knowledge of the film industry, linear television market, and the digital-distribution landscape, with command of market- and competitive analysis and the ability to strategically assess opportunities and make data-driven decisions.
Established industry relationships with studios, independent content providers and producers.
Demonstrated experience in managing teams and leading complex, high-stakes deals.
Superb communication, presentation, persuasion, and diplomatic skills.
Thrive in a hard-working, collaborative environment.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments at once while monitoring timelines and adjusting work as needed to achieve incredible success.
Must possess strong project management, communication and quantitative/qualitative analytical skills.
Highly proficient in a Microsoft Office environment including PowerPoint and Excel.
Ability to meet short deadlines with minimal supervision and prioritize and organize effectively and efficiently.
Detail oriented and a team player with the ability to work with all levels of management.
Proven leadership in setting and achieving goals.