Full Time Job

Director, Content Acquisition


New York, NY 09-12-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Director of Content Acquisitions will be responsible for the strategic evaluation of content for use across NBCUniversal's Television & Streaming portfolio (Peacock, USA Network, SYFY, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, NBC). The Content Acquisitions team licenses SVOD, AVOD and linear rights. After deals are closed, the Director is responsible for communicating critical terms to parties across the company. The ideal candidate is meticulous, organized, passionate about series and movies and can pivot at a moment's notice.

Responsibilities include:
• Coordinate deal preparation analysis, including collaboration with Finance, Research, Content Strategy and Programming teams on proformas
• Screen/read programming submissions and evaluate for potential acquisition
• Partner with SVP and VP to brainstorm new ways to structure deals
• Review all legal contracts, summaries, payment terms, etc. to update inventory as necessary
• Analyze content performance across platforms to aid in analysis of future acquisitions and renewals
• Establish and maintain relationships with various distributors
• Serve as a primary contact for questions about the series and film inventory, working closely with the programming, scheduling, marketing, operations and editorial teams.
• Collaborate with the Peacock editorial team to build movie stunts and ensure that key titles are prioritized
• Develop operational processes and best practices to ensure the team is operating efficiently and tracking against key business objectives
• Oversee the ongoing development of our inventory management systems


• Bachelors Degree
• 6+ years of professional experience
• 1+ year of experience in content acquisitions (linear, basic cable, streaming) and/or experience in financial analysis, sales planning or research at a major media company.
• Exceptional proficiency with MS Excel.
• Experience working with contracts/understanding of contractual language.

Desired Characteristics:
• Excellent communication skills with ability to tailor messages for various stakeholders.
• Strong team building and relationship management, with the ability to work across business units and functions.
• A self-starter with substantial analytical abilities and attention to detail
• Strong PowerPoint skills
• Data-oriented with ability to deliver polished analyses and models built from scratch
• Ability to prioritize, project manage and drive progress forward under pressure timelines
• Thrives in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to display, thorough attitude and accomplishments, strong initiative for anticipating and meeting the business demands of senior-level business managers.
• Can regularly ''roll up their sleeves'' to perform more routine tasks in the same day that they are asked to prepare for senior executives.
• Knowledge of entertainment industry finance with a foundation on how streaming and TV business works.
• Has a passion for content, is an avid viewer of TV & Film and understands the evolving-media landscape.
• MBA preferred but not required.

Additional Requirements:
• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols in select work settings or where jurisdictionally mandated.
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Additional Information

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