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Group Executive: Television

Salary
- Market related
Location
Gauteng, JHB - Northern Suburbs
Ref
JHB004377/NJ
Date
10 Oct '19
Group Executive: Television.\n\n\nHR Advance has been exclusively retained by the SABC to source for this role.
  •   5 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT POSITION

Reporting to the Chief Operations Office the Group Executive is responsible for the development of a strategic and competitive position for SABC Television and ensure optimal delivery of programmes aligned to market needs, target audiences and SABC mandate requirements.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and monitor the implementation of the Television Strategy to ensure alignment to SABC Mandate as well as Legislation and Policies.
  • Monitor and ensure effective scheduling across SABC‘s Television channels to position the organisation as the leading brand amongst target audiences.
  • Provide strategic direction to the Senior Management Team in the implementation of Divisional strategy and goals.
  • Develop and review a Television Operating Model in line with broader organisational business objectives.
  • Monitor to ensure synergy and alignment between the platforms in terms of scheduling and programming.
  • Conduct analysis of television broadcasting performance, competitors, regulatory mandate and market trends.
  • Ensure the attainment of the Divisional revenue targets.
  • Oversee divisional operational expenditure against approved budget and introduce corrective measures to ensure financial discipline and accountability
  • Set guidelines on optimal fund distribution/ allocation in accordance with the organisational budget constraints and strategic/ operational requirements.
  • High-level review of all projects to evaluate progress.
  • Manage assets in accordance with organisational Asset Management Policy.
  • Ensure the efficient management of content houses, programme acceptance, internal production and industry development.
  • Ensure the efficient delivery of programming across the value chain from acquiring to final broadcast.
  • Ensure management of operations to ensure financial sustainability of the platforms.
  • Ensure relevant, compelling and competitive content is acquired.
  • Develop and Present business case to Board to obtain approval of funds to acquire content in line with Organisation policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure maintenance of up-to-date knowledge of competitors’ schedules and be aware of competing programme launches and major competitive initiatives.
  • Explore potential weaknesses in the schedules of competitors.
  • Recommend remedial action if programmes/series fail to achieve their potential.
  • Provide leadership when schedules should be interrupted i.e. for special broadcasts.
  • Develop and review internal control measures to ensure good governance.
  • Oversee the management of procurement risks for Content acquisition to protect organisational integrity, create value, prevent financial loss and ensure compliance with applicable policies and legislations.
  • Build and maintain relationship with relevant External stakeholders i.e. Production Houses, ICASA, relevant industry role players etc.
  • Build and ensure cross functional communication between Commercial Enterprises, News, SABC Sport, Radio etc. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Understanding of Content Production
  • Understanding of the positioning of the different platforms
  • Financial management and reporting Business planning and acumen PFMA and relevant national treasury regulations
  • Strategic management Management information systems
  • Understanding of the different role players within the broadcasting landscape
  • Project management
  • Understanding of applicable legislative frameworks and regulations

Education and Experience

  •  Master’s Degree in broadcasting / Communication or equivalent qualifications
  • 10 Years Television broadcasting experience of which 5 years should be on General Management Level.