Head of Productions at Multichoice Kenya

Strategy Formulation and Execution

  • Play a key role in developing and/or commissioning local content for Maisha Magic East & South
  • Implement strategic production of content for the channels and increase audience figures

Content Execution

  • Prepare and present viable content proposals
  • Pioneer new formats and innovation in content creation
  • Ensure commissioned content achieves set ratings
  • Review audience ratings and provide contingency plans where required
  • Continuously manage trends and/or new competitors in the marketplace
  • Lead and supervise commissioned producers by consistently monitoring, guiding, and enhancing the achievement of highest professional and ethical standards in their work
  • Implement agreed TV entertainment production plans as informed by use of market audience research, competitive analysis and trends;
  • Play a key role in the conceptualization, formulation, development and execution of local production oriented content and content adaptability;
  • Develop and establish effective systems, procedures and standards of performance for commissioned producers;
  • Participate, advise on and consult in the preparation of annual Production budget formulation process
  • Creative conceptualization & ensuring adherence to standards in all productions
  • Effective Planning & organization of all TV production schedules and processes
  • Assessing project and resources requirements, sourcing, negotiating and drawing up of accurate budgets and timelines with clients and external suppliers
  • Effective production budgeting and budget control

Manage Production

  • Ensure that programmes are produced to the highest standard and are cost-effective.
  • Manage all productions houses strictly to contractual deliverables and ensure all contracts agreements are signed prior to production
  • Manage budget and contracts for all productions
  • Approve scripts and shooting schedules for all programmes.
  • View and give editorial input on all programmes at online and offline stage.
  • Approve all final programmes for broadcast
  • Lead editorial for programmes, ensuring that programmes satisfy M-Net editorial standards
  • Ensure producers deliver programs and promotional material as per agreed schedule
  • Ensure content is delivered on time for multiplatform

Budget Management

  • Ensure a competitive cost per episode for each production house
  • Monitor line item (Producer, Director, Script, Overhead, talents, Insurance) is within agreed budget
  • Ensure compilation of variance reports from production house on expenditure
  • Ensure monthly instalment paid has corresponding ancillary documents delivered

Risk Management & Compliance

  • Ensure appropriate financial support is provided by Finance on high financial risk/complex productions and/or across a portfolio of productions.
  • All episodes and promos are considered against NBC standards and assessed for risk within target audience

Stakeholder Management

  • Establish and maintain effective relationship with Independent Producers
  • Foster and develop strong relationship with production companies and sponsors
  • Regular follow up and feedback with critical business partners

People Management

  • Manage a team of commissioning members to ensure effective delivery of business unit objectives.
  • Develop a high performing team by embedding formal performance development and informal coaching. Encourage frequent knowledge sharing between team members.
  • Determine and analyse development needs for the team and ensure that identified training requirements are budgeted for and executed.
  • Create effective workforce and recruitment demand plans to ensure that current and future business requirements can be met.
  • Motivate team members and ensure that their efforts are recognised

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