Africa Magic - Nigeria Job Vacancies April 7th 2014

Africa Magic seeks to appoint a suitably qualified individuals into the the available and vacant job positions in their Nigeria Office

  1. Head of Channel: Africa Magic Entertainment
  2. Human Resources Lead
  3. Publicity & Talent Lead for Africa Magic
  4. Research and Intelligence Lead for Africa Magic
  5. Marketing Lead: Africa Magic Channels
  6. Head of Production: Africa Magic
  7. Traffic Lead: Africa Magic

Job Title: Head of Channel: Africa Magic Entertainment
Job description
Africa Magic seeks to appoint a suitably qualified & dedicated individual to assume responsibility as Head of Channel: Africa Magic Entertainment. This position will be based at our facilities in Lagos, Nigeria and the successful candidate will report to the Regional Director for West Africa

CONTEXT
External factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:


    Multi-channel environment
    Market expansion/Changes in pay-TV demographics
    Content interactivity trends
    Fast-paced & constantly changing environment
    Dynamic organization
    Policies & Procedures

CUSTOMERS
External individuals or groups as well as individuals or groups within the organization to whom products, services, programme and information is provided.


    Channel Heads, HOD’s and teams within Africa Magic
    MultiChoice content and marketing divisions
    International, Regional  and Local suppliers/ distributors
    Finance, DSTV Media Sales & Marketing
    Broadcast Services
    DStv Online, DStv Mobile

OUTPUTS
Services and information which the individual must provide to external individuals or groups, or one another to accomplish the organization’s mission and strategy.


    Design develop and Implement  strategic production and acquisition initiatives to evolve the content  for the  channels and increase audience figures
    Effectively manage channel’s acquisition budget and continually implement cost efficient processes
    Continually refine the schedules of the channels in line with the consumer behavior preference and patterns
    Implementing competitive scheduling strategies on a continual basis to increase audience viewership.
    Support the head of production in the development of identified content for assigned channel(s)
    Lead a team of buyers, editors & program acceptance  and inspire them to achieve performance excellence
    Effectively manage program rights and stock to prevent write- offs
    Manage the day by day production & scheduling issues to ensure programs are delivered on time and of the highest broadcast quality
    Ensure Regional Director is briefed in time based on quarterly schedule highlights

Desired Skills and Experience
COMPETENCIES
Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs are:

    Withstanding Pressure
    Building effective teams
    Interpersonal Savvy
    Leadership/People Management Skills
    Problem Solving
    Planning and Organizing
    Managing Stakeholder Relationships
    Strong communication and presentation skills.

KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    A three year tertiary qualification in Media/TV
    Minimum of five years’ experience in a broadcast or production environment of which 2 years must be managing a team
    Superior computer software skills in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
    Thorough understanding of local content and local content production
    Intimate knowledge of and affinity for the science of programme scheduling/planning
    Sound knowledge of consumer behavior, media consumption and viewing patterns of the pay TV market especially in Nigeria & West Africa
    Strong knowledge and understanding of the Local Nigerian (West African) culture, nuances and consumer context
    Knowledge of program acquisitions and distribution
    Thorough knowledge of the broadcast value chain
    Knowledge and understanding of Synergy and Macro Scheduling will be an advantage
    Excellent knowledge of Movies, Series and other short format content  will also be an advantage
    Passion for Local Content

How to Apply for this Position

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Job Title: Human Resources Lead

Job description
Africa Magic seeks to appoint a suitably qualified individual in the position of Human Resources Lead. This person will report to the Regional Director for West Africa and will be based at our offices in Lagos, Nigeria.

CONTEXT:
(Internal and external factors which influence the work environment, taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account)


    Multi-national organization
    Dynamic/changing environment
    Competency-based selection processes
    MultiChoice policies and procedures
    In-country Labour legislation framework
    Multi-cultural organisation
    Customer focused environment
    Best practice Human Resources environment
    Employer of choice
    High performance culture
    Travel may be required

CUSTOMERS:
(Internal and external individuals or groups to whom products, services and information must be provided)


    Regional  Director West Africa
    Africa Magic Management team
    Africa Magic employees
    External dispute resolution bodies
    Recruitment agencies
    External Human Resources vendors
    Human Resources team

OUTPUTS:
(Products, services, programs and information which the individual must provide to internal and external individuals or groups, to accomplish the organisation’s mission and strategy)


    Act as a business partner by embedding company HR strategy and by providing professional generalist HR guidance and support business with the objective to add value to the business.
    Contribute to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
    Diagnose business challenges and together with HR COE craft solutions
    Translate business and HR strategy into a clear annual HR operational plan
    HR Reporting
    Designed and implemented Human Resources Policies and Procedures (Employee Relations, Recruitment & Selection)
    Responsible for execution of all people processes in the employment and business cycle, in line with policy and legislation- recruitment, induction, L&D, retention, career management and rewards
    Support line management in forecasting and planning the talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy
    Facilitate line of sight initiatives to build a high-performing organization aligned with the strategic leadership agenda
    Facilitate and promote employee engagement and feedback
    Provide expert advice and coaching to employees where appropriate
    Manage and follow through on Employee Relations cases
    Transactional HR excellence- effective back office liaison
    Implement Performance Management system and performance managed staff

Desired Skills and Experience
COMPETENCIES:
(Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs)

Knowledge and Functional Competencies


    A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of HR
    A University degree in Social or Behavioral science
    Sound Human Resources Management knowledge
    Understanding of organizational development processes
    Understanding of performance management processes
    Understanding of talent management strategies
    Exposure to Human Resources information systems
    Knowledge of in-country Labour legislation
    Exposure to training and/or the co-ordination thereof would be an advantage

Skills
Identify the education and experience required to carry out the activities within this position.  Describe the skills needed by an individual to complete the tasks in this position.


    Strong communication (written and verbal)
    Problem-solving
    Diplomacy and tact
    Training and facilitation
    Persuading and influencing skills
    Analytical ability
    Interpersonal skills
    Counseling skills
    Presentation skills
    Confidentiality

Behaviour – Personal Qualities

    Initiative
    Service orientation
    Approachability
    Detail orientation
    Integrity
    Ability to work under pressure
    Tenacity & drive
    Process orientated

How to Apply for this Position

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Job Title: Publicity & Talent Lead for Africa Magic
Job description
Africa Magic seeks to appoint a suitably qualified individual in the position of Publicity & Talent Lead for Africa Magic. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing the publicity and Talent strategy for the brand and channels. The candidate also needs to have exceptional interpersonal skills, networking skills, writing, creativity and negotiation skills. The successful candidate will report to the Regional Director for West Africa and will be based at our offices in Lagos, Nigeria.

CONTEXT
External factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:

    Multicultural environment
    Dynamic, vibrant, fast-paced, and demanding organisation
    Pressurized environment with non-negotiable deadlines
    High performance culture
    Highly competitive environment
    Customer centric

CUSTOMERS

    Business units within Africa Magic
    Business units in the Group of Companies
    Corporates and media stakeholders
    Nollywood stakeholders
    External suppliers

OUTPUTS

    Develop and implement a publicity plan (external and internal) for the Africa Magic branded channels
    Continuous assessment, review and enhancement of the publicity interventions across the channels
    Support the marketing team to Implement the festivals/special events for the Africa Magic brand and channels
    Develop and maintain effective relationships with media stakeholders and key group company stakeholders
    Develop and maintain effective relationships with Nollywood Industry key players and stakeholders
    Develop strategic partnerships internally and externally including with Multichoice for special events/festivals
    Develop and implement a Talent engagement strategy for Africa Magic and ensure healthy relationship between Africa Magic and Talent (In-house and external)

Desired Skills and Experience
FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

    Post graduate degree in communication or Journalism and media studies
        3-5 years' experience in Media, Broadcasting Communications or Television
        Knowledge and understanding of all media
        Knowledge of and a passion for the Entertainment Industry

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

    Interpersonal and networking skills
    Persuading and influencing
        Negotiation skills
        Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressurized situations
        Decision making
        Problem solving skills
        Creativity/Innovation/Writing
        Customer Centric

How to Apply for this Position

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Job Title: Research and Intelligence Lead for Africa Magic
Job description
Africa Magic seeks to appoint a self-motivated individual to assume responsibility as a Research and Intelligence Lead for Africa Magic. This person will report to the Regional Director for West Africa and will be based at our offices in Lagos, Nigeria.

CONTEXT
The Research division’s main purpose is to strategically support and proactively provide Africa Magic, and the various channel clusters, with relevant research into their target markets, content selection, scheduling, competition, audience viewing behaviors and general content consumption trends.  This is to successfully support business decision-making with strategic insight (short and long-term).

The Research & intelligence Lead is required to support Africa Magic channel clusters with content and audience research, findings, interpretations and strategic recommendations.  It entails the collation and interpretation of data, as well as the ability to gain market intelligence and proactively communicate insight into strategic decisions impacting on the channel division’s performance. With ultimate responsibility for researching, compiling, analyzing, reporting and leveraging data and other audience measurement information to deliver prescriptive insights that drive audience and business development for Africa Magic/M-net channels and local productions.

External factors that will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:

    Business environment
    Dynamic organisation
    M-Net/Africa Magic policies and procedures
    Fast-paced and constantly changing environment

STAKEHOLDERS
The stakeholders include the following internal and external parties:

    Business units within M-Net
    MultiChoice
    DStv Digital Media
    DStv Media Sales
    Research agencies

OUTPUTS
The outputs are critical to the successful operation of the Africa Magic Channels, as well as the internal business units within Africa Magic, which will enable the achievement of the organisation’s mission and strategy.  The outputs include the following:

    Strategically support the Africa Magic business and senior management with research, insight and recommendations (business plans and new business developments recommendations).
    Develop and be responsible for the market research programme (and budget) for Africa Magic including but not limited to the brand health and image tracking surveys in collaboration with the West Africa team.
    Implement and be responsible for all research requirements (includes questionnaire and sample design; supplier selection, project management and data analysis).
    Promote the Africa Magic brands and build value based on customer feedback
    Interpretation of research results and ability to provide to management strategic insight of African markets.
    Provide input on the performance of channels and M-Net local productions in West Africa
    Tracking and reporting channel performances
    Competitive research, analysis and interpretation (target markets, content, scheduling and other).
    Media trends monitoring and reporting
    Providing input into marketing and creative campaigns and strategies
    Working closely with the programming and scheduling departments to provide feedback
    Working closely with the DStv Media Sales departments to develop sponsorship and increase ad revenue
    Develop a clear understanding of the audience needs and communicate it to necessary departments
    Implement and manage all research undertakings (qualitative/quantitative and primary/secondary) across Nigeria and West Africa
    Anticipate and respond to demand for information from internal customers
    Distribute monthly reports relating to Africa Magic channel and content performance, including competitor performance (audience ratings – channel and content, insights and recommendations) to senior management.
    Highlight trends in television viewing and creative ways to reach audiences
    Conduct Social Media Measurement Tracker of the Africa Magic family of channels and M-Net local productions.
    Develop and manage partnerships with research industry suppliers and experts
    Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders across companies within the Group.
    Monthly presentations to the Director and channel heads regarding channel and content performance, including competitor performance (with strategic insight and sound recommendations).
    Channel / content research, analysis and interpretation:
        Target market (profile / trends)
        Content selection
        Scheduling patterns / trends
        Other
    DStv-I and desktop research interpretation, including field research where required.
    Initiate and/or support field research projects as required by business.
    Subscribe and manage relevant research publications/agencies.

Desired Skills and Experience
COMPETENCIES
Personal capabilities, which are critical to the production of quality outputs, are:

    Good presentation skills with the ability to turn numbers into compelling visual arguments.
    Knowledge of and passion for TV content (movies / series / documentaries).
    An ability to strategically analyze data and provide insight and clear recommendations.
    Excellent command of the English language (written and spoken).
    Presentation and communication skills.
    Meticulous / attention to detail.
        A team player.
        Assertive.
        Time management skills.
        Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
        Interpersonal skills.
        Good organizational and co-ordination skills.


KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS

    Must have relevant 3 year degree
    Post-graduation qualification in research or related filed would be an advantage
    Must have extensive research experience
    Must have an exceptional knowledge of and a passion for the media industry
    Must have strong people management experience
    Must have advanced computer skills (MS Excel / MS Word / MS Powerpoint)

How to Apply for this Position

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Job Title: Marketing Lead: Africa Magic Channels
Job description
Africa Magic seeks to appoint a pro-active and dedicated individual to assume responsibility as a Marketing Lead: Africa Magic Channels, on a permanent basis and be in-charge of developing and maintaining marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives. This person will report to the Regional Director for West Africa. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria

CONTEXT
External factors, which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:

    Competitive Regional & Local business environment   
    Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector
    Pay television environment
    Digital media content environment
    Multi-cultural environment         
    Regulated environment 
    Fast changing environment
    Dynamic organization

CUSTOMERS
External individuals or groups as well as individuals or groups within the organization.


    Business Units within Africa Magic
    Press/Media Partners
    MultiChoice stakeholders
    New Media Organizations & Platforms
    Finance
    DStv Media Sales
    Africa Magic & M-net Channels
    Industry Stakeholders

OUTPUTS
Services and information which the individual must provide to external individuals or groups, to accomplish the organization’s mission and strategy and objectives for Africa Magic Channels.


    Develop annual marketing plans in-line with the allocated budget and show an ability of working on tight budgets by utilizing creative solutions
    Conceptualize and brief-in campaigns to ad agencies and oversee the campaign and the relevant processes
    Be in-charge of all on air-imaging and communication and liaise with the production house accordingly
    Act as brand custodian for the Africa Magic Channels and continually evaluate and improve the positioning of these brands to ensure that they are aligned to the company’s overall objectives, mission and vision
    Managing launch campaigns for the Africa Magic Channels, and overseeing their effective maintenance
    Be in charge of and oversee all promotional communication and placements on channel by showing an understanding of audience flow and viewing trends
    Build a good working relationship with DStv Media Sales in order to maximize the commercial potential of these channels
    With the help of the research department, track research trends and react with appropriate plans and measures
    Lead the Marketing team for Africa Magic, promoting all the Africa Magic Channels content
    Analyze and put forward potential partner relationships both internally and externally.
    Conduct full Evaluation of  campaigns and fine-tune processes
    Write monthly reports and attend meetings with relevant stakeholders to feedback on activities planned for the channels
    Continually seek ways to improve the image of the channels and build strong awareness of these channels and shows to the relevant target audience
    Budget Management

Desired Skills and Experience
COMPETENCIES
Personal capabilities, which are critical to the production of quality outputs, are:

    Exceptional organizational skills
    Budget management
    Strong, effective communication skills
    Networking skills
    Ability to maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values
    Demonstrated effectiveness in holding conversations with customers, customer evangelism, and customer-focused product development and outreach
    Marketing savvy and acumen
    Advertising and promotional experience
    Campaign briefing and execution experience
    Negotiating skills
    Ability to assess and manage media
    Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution. Commitment to continuous learning
    Presentation skills
    Commercial aptitude
    Proactive yet disciplined
    Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements
    Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
    Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills
    Solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity
    Energy and drive
    Foster innovation
    Build trust and value others.


KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS

    A tertiary marketing degree
    Marketing, advertising and promotional experience
    Campaign briefing and execution experience
    Experience in supervising and managing staff
    Expert in Internet and social media strategy
    Familiarity and skill with the tools of the trade in marketing including PR, written communication, website development, market research, product packaging, Microsoft software suite of products, visual communication software products, and creative services
    Experience managing external PR and communication consulting firms and contractors
        Event coordination experience
        Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel)


How to Apply for this Position

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Job Title: Head of Production: Africa Magic
Job Description
Africa Magic seeks to appoint a suitably qualified & dedicated individual to assume responsibility as Head of Production: Africa Magic. This position will be based at our facilities in Lagos, Nigeria and the successful candidate will report to the Regional Director for West Africa

CONTEXT
External factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:


    Multi-channel environment
    Market expansion/Changes in pay-TV demographics
    Content interactivity trends
    Fast-paced & constantly changing environment
    Dynamic organization
    Policies & Procedures

CUSTOMERS
External individuals or groups as well as individuals or groups within the organization to whom products, services, programme and information is provided.


    Channel Heads, HOD’s and teams within Africa Magic
    MultiChoice content and marketing divisions
    International, Regional and Local suppliers/ distributors
    Finance, DSTV Media Sales & Marketing
    Broadcast Services
    DStv Online, DStv Mobile and Gotv platforms

OUTPUTS:

    To lead in the planning, managing and coordinating of all production
    Play a key role in developing and/or commissioning local content for Africa Magic Channels
    Implement strategic production of content for the channels and increase audience figures
        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

Desired Skills and Experience
COMPETENCIES
Personal capabilities that are critical to the production of quality outputs are:

    Operational thinking and business acumen.
    Excellent presentation skills.
    Passionate about content and the broadcasting industry.
    Financial Management

    Managerial Skills

    Advanced analytical skills
    Excellent organizational abilities
    Ability to conceptualize ideas
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Relationship Building

KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS

    ·A University degree in Media Production and/or Communication, or any relevant media studies
    ·Proven practical knowledge and experience in a TV broadcast environment
    ·Minimum of 5 years working experience, 3 of which should be at supervisory level in a busy broadcast production environment

How to Apply for this Position

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Job Title: Traffic Lead: Africa Magic
Job description
Africa Magic seeks to appoint a qualified individual to assume responsibility as Traffic Lead: Africa Magic. This person will report to the Regional Director for West Africa and will be based at our offices in Lagos, Nigeria

CONTEXT
The Traffic Lead will be responsible for overseeing the traffic function related to content destined for Africa Magic channels and platforms. The strategy of the traffic function involves the successful and timeous delivery and processing of all content acquired by the Channel Teams.  The Traffic Lead will manage and work with their team, which include the traffic planning, traffic coordination, traffic quality control functions.  This person should implement and Lead the content traffic strategy for Africa Magic and ensure cost-effective, efficient internal and external content delivery and processing workflows.  This person will be required to regularly meet and work with the major stakeholders of M-Net/Africa Magic

External factors that will influence the work environment, taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account, include the following:

    Business environment
    Dynamic organisation
    M-Net policies & procedures


CUSTOMERS
The customers include the following internal and external parties:

    Business units within Africa Magic
        M-Net Group Content Services business units
        Africa Magic  Entertainment channels, Africa  Movies channels, Africa Magic  Indigenous Language  channels, Africa magic Family & World, Channel O, Production, Finance, Marketing
            DSTV Media Sales
            MultiChoice
            DStv Online (TVOD, VOD, and Box Office)
            DStv Mobile
            Local and regional suppliers of transmission material


OUTPUTS:

    Effectively Leading all aspects of the Africa Magic traffic function
    Implementing the content traffic strategy for Africa Magic and other MultiChoice platforms as required
    Developing workflows and content priority reports that will guide internal processing operations for the various licensed and/or commissioned content categories of Africa Magic, MultiChoice, DStv Online  DStv Mobile and GOtv.   This includes M-Net channels, 3rd party, mobile, TVOD, VOD, SVOD, live broadcast, digital file delivery, day-and-date and content customization workflows.
    Generating regular reports, which will guide internal and external operations regarding the workflows for acquired content of all platforms.
    Compiling regular reports and presentations for internal stakeholders within the Business regarding the status of their content within the content value chain.
    Investigating cost-effective, efficient and effective content delivery methods for physical, digital and satellite delivery.
    Supporting the Channel Heads with the following ancillary components/projects
        Migration from physical to digital file delivery
        Audio censoring
        Programme acceptance and quality control
        Editing of content
        Ad hoc
    Allocating and managing content delivery costs for various platforms and channels.
    Managing Invoices and payments related to traffic
    Input in the budgeting process regarding all content related costs.
    Managing any new developments impacting on the performance of the traffic business unit.
    Managing overflow within the traffic business unit where required.

Desired Skills and Experience
COMPETENCIES
Personal capabilities that are critical to the production of quality outputs are:

    Operational thinking and business acumen.
    Excellent presentation skills.
    Passionate about content and the broadcasting industry.
    Good organizational and co-ordination skills.
    Good communication & interpersonal skills.
    A quick learner.
    Attention to detail.
    Ability to work under pressure
    Deadline/Results driven
    A team player


KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS

    Relevant degree/ tertiary qualification
    Operational experience within the broadcasting environment will be an advantage.
    Understanding  of contractual agreements would be an advantage
    Understanding of various physical and digital content delivery methods would be an advantage
    Fair knowledge of courier and customs procedures would be an advantage
    Working knowledge of Synergy would be an advantage
    Must have strong computer skills

How to Apply for this Position

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