Director of Content Strategy and Commissioning

Job Type
Fulltime Hire
Job Description:

We're on the lookout for an accomplished Director of Content Strategy and Commissioning to become part of a company leading the charge in shaping the future of global entertainment through captivating audio series. With an extensive library of long-form storytelling, they've firmly established themselves as a major player in the entertainment industry.

Their mission is to breathe life and wisdom into stories, crafting them into immersive entertainment experiences. Their platform hosts an active community of 80 million listeners, each devoting more than 150 minutes daily, resulting in a staggering monthly streaming total of over 4 billion minutes.

As the Director of Content Strategy and Commissioning, you'll be a pivotal figure in steering the transformation of the content landscape. Your mission is to unearth, validate, and commission shows that go beyond mere success they must be truly transformative. Your leadership will be integral in shaping the content strategy and elevating the media offerings to unprecedented heights.

You're not just a content strategist; you're an architect of entertainment experiences. Your acute ability to spot emerging trends before they hit the mainstream and your knack for identifying unique narratives set you apart. You thrive in a dynamic environment where creativity and data converge, and you possess the remarkable skill of turning audience desires into content gold.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • - Collaborate with company leadership to define the content strategy, goals, and objectives.
  • - Conduct in-depth market research to uncover emerging trends, audience preferences, and the competitive media landscape.
  • - Develop a profound understanding of the target audience and customize content strategies to meet their evolving needs.
  • - Actively seek out and identify potential show concepts that align with the content strategy to drive robust user growth and engagement on the platform.
  • - Evaluate show pitches, proposals, and concepts from both internal and external sources.
  • - Conduct feasibility assessments to ascertain the viability and potential success of new show ideas.
  • - Lead the commissioning process for new shows, working closely with creators, producers, and content teams.
  • - Collaborate with the licensing team to negotiate contracts, budgets, and terms with content partners.
  • - Cultivate and maintain a strong content pipeline to engage all user segments on the platform.
  • - Work collaboratively with creative, production, marketing, and distribution teams to ensure a unified and integrated approach to content commissioning.
  • - Provide clear and concise briefs to creative teams, ensuring alignment with the overall content strategy.
  • - Monitor and analyze the performance of commissioned shows, gathering insights to drive continuous improvement.
  • - Make data-driven decisions to optimize content offerings based on viewership, engagement, and audience feedback.
  • - Take the lead in mentoring and developing a team of content strategists, commissioners, and analysts.
  • - Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment that encourages creativity and excellence.
  • Qualifications:
  • - 10+ years of transformative experience in content strategy, commissioning, or related roles within the media sector.
  • - A bachelor's degree in Media Studies, Communications, Business, or a related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  • - A proven track record of turning content visions into reality, with a portfolio of high-impact shows that push boundaries.
  • - A strong understanding of media trends, audience behavior, and market dynamics.
  • - Proficiency in data analysis and the ability to leverage insights for strategic decision-making.
  • - Exceptional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • - The capacity to lead and inspire a team, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.
  • - An advanced degree in Media, Communication, or a field that ignites your creative passion.
    This is a remote opportunity (US), full-time. Salary: $180 - $200K/year, DOE.

To apply, please submit your resume and portfolio link/case studies for immediate consideration.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to each application personally. If we are interested in your qualifications, we will contact you via telephone or email as soon as possible. By applying for this position, you agree to be contacted by email or text message. Message and data rates may apply.

icreatives is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants and talent will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We believe in providing a culture that embraces and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion because it truly fosters creativity.