• Programming Acquisitions Executive (Contractor)

    Job Locations US-FL-West Palm Beach
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/31/2019 9:41 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Programming Acquisitions Executive is responsible for licensing and managing programming content for distribution on Olympusat’s Spanish and English language television networks to our subscribers across the country, specifically in the European market space. Olympusat is seeking an experienced professional proficient in content licensing and contract administration who is forward-thinking, analytical and motivated to assist in all facets of content distribution and video entertainment business, including strategic development, advanced advertising, rights management, and marketing/promotions. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of acquiring European content to include scripted series and movies.  Must have a robust book of contacts specifically in Europe.  Must be fully proficient in English. This position reports to the SVP, Content Acquisition & Channels.


    This position is based in Europe

    The candidate is not required to relocate as this is a remote position. 



    • Negotiate and manage the acquisition of high quality independent films, documentaries and series.
    • Lead deal negotiations for acquisitions involving key company initiatives.
    • Structure programming deals including various business models (transactional, revenue sharing, subscription, license fee).
    • Develop term sheets and assist in negotiating rights for distribution of programming content across Olympusat’s expanding product suite.
    • Assist in the development of our advertising platforms and manage our adverting rights portfolio for high definition (HD) Spanish language content or the rights to convert SD films to HD for distribution on Olympusat’s affiliated networks and other third party distribution outlet through direct or sub-licensing agreements, across multiple platforms useful for the distribution.
    • Oversees the research, evaluation, and acquisition of new programming and associated services. Targets potential acquisitions and prepares recommendations and strategies.
    • Understand and lead projects to raise internal awareness regarding emerging technologies, user behavior trends and alternative distribution platforms/ecosystems (e.g. Amazon, Google).
    • Perform additional duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
    • 5 + years of experience, in cable television industry or programming development.
    • Must be proficient in. Must have strong contacts in Europe and deep knowledge of the European content, scripted series and movies.
    • Substantial experience in strategy, negotiations, media consulting, and contract administration.
    • Effective communication (written & oral), organization and leadership skills a must.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Proficient with Sales Force in an effort to connect with internal facing clients.
    • Must be fully proficient in English
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines.
    • Travel is required


    The candidate is not required to relocate as this is a remote position. 


     Olympusat is located in West Palm Beach, FL.


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