To assist the CEO in all activities as and when required which include the following
To research media content and generate material and ideas relevant to existing and new productions. To book talent for the various programmes see RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES.
Responsibilities / Accountabilities To report to the CEO and relevant staff with precise research material and ideas for existing programming The ability to create partnership presentations and close deals with 3rd party companies To assist on shoots as and when required The ability to liase with the production manager in regards to scheduling of various programming The ability to draw up call sheets and ensure release forms are signed The ability to carry our pre production and production activities as designated by the company including proof reading scripts, liasing with the team in the UK and clients in South Africa and Nigeria The ability to work on multiple shows simultaneously
Unusual challenges/circumstances May be required to work weekends and evenings May be required to travel out of the country
Person specification Educated to degree level or equivalent in TV experience Critical knowledge of television Critical knowledge of urban lifestyle Strong communication skills, both verbal and written Strong research aptitude in all media
Competencies Creativity: Imaginative flair, the ability to initiate and to interpret data and stories and develop these into focused research The ability to work from a minimal brief Understanding the content and style of TV Creativity within time constraints Finding a unique angle that holds the attentions and interest of others Having a constant supply of original ideas and an ability to spark off ideas with others Integrity and Sensitivity The Ability to deal fairly, consistently and openly with others and to appreciate how situations might affect their feelings Having an understanding of, and commitment to maintaining a principled approach with outside suppliers Act from rooted values that relate to respect for others Have respect for the participation of the public Maintaining integrity and discretion despite pressure from time and peers Rapid Response: An ability to think on your feet, focus quickly on the requirements of the situation while at the same time being able to relate these to overall goals. Resolving problems under pressure Making rapid, accurate assessments and identifying crucial issues Planning and Organising: Ability to set achievable goals and deadlines Capacity to multi-task over several on-going projects, and ability to define priorities Be able to assess work done against future goals and monitor progress Be able to adopt a systematic and pro-active approach that will ensure task completion Confidence to recognise and deal with arising problems Flexibility and Adaptability to Change: Proactive in managing change. The ability to easily adapt to new situations. Reflect a belief in company objectives and decisions. Democratic style which grows talent Building Relationships: Recognising key relationships and making a conscious effort to build rapport in order to enable the smooth running of programme or service Establishing positive relationships quickly with 3RD party companies
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