JOB ADS | General manager: Empire Entertainment | mid-level reporter

Here's your chance to join the team at one of SA's most innovative publishers

Hill on Empire, the Arena Holdings headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Hill on Empire, the Arena Holdings headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg.
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General manager: Empire Entertainment

Position: Permanent
Department: Empire Entertainment
Reporting to: MD: content
Location: Johannesburg

Managed and owned responsibilities include:

  • Ebitda year-on-year growth to shareholders

  • Annual business planning and budgeting:

    • Responsibility for the theatrical distribution budget and forecast requirements, which include studio budgets, independent content budgets, Africa budgets, overheads, direct costs

  • Business strategy and strategic positioning:

    • Strategic involvement with the overarching business of rights exploitation across various platforms, including but not limited to physical platforms, digital platforms and television.

  • Head of Africa operations

  • General management of all divisions and teams (marketing, publicity and sales)

  • Management of relationships with existing studios, licensors and producers, on a day to day level, alongside marketing, sales and executive input

  • High-level negotiations with exhibitors as well as service providers to the business such as media buying agencies, international service providers (DCU) etc

  • Together with the MD – content acquisition, licensing, distribution:

    • Strategic involvement with the overarching business of rights exploitation across various platforms, including but not limited to physical platforms, digital platforms and television.

    • To include major studios, independent producers and content suppliers and other content providers

  • Business intelligence and analytics

  • System and technology feasibility and assessment

Competencies and attributes

  • Negotiation skills: Capable of negotiating with a number of partners in theatrical distribution arena for the best outcome for the business

  • Commercial acumen: Understanding of key commercial drivers that affect the business with an ability to provide solutions to commercial issues within the business

  • Leadership and vision: Driver to innovate and motivate to ensure the business is differentiated in the market

  • People management: Motivate teams and partners

  • Analytical and strategic thinking: Capacity to define, drive and deliver the strategy for the business together with applied thinking and sound judgment

  • Consumer insight: Insight into the market dynamics and consumer needs within the movie-going space in the market

  • Expertise: Understanding of the cinema-going market and experience

Applications deadline: February 25 2020

Please send your CV and a short letter to coelhoc@arena.africa

Arena Holdings is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. Kindly take note that if we do not respond to you in the next two months, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.


Mid-level reporter

Publication: Sunday Times
Reporting to: News editor
Location: Johannesburg

Purpose of the job

To identify, investigate and write in-depth unique news reports of national and provincial interest for the Sunday Times and its digital platforms.

Requirements

  • Break unique hard news stories ahead of competitors.
  • Identify and pursue investigative journalism pieces.
  • Write news features and analysis pieces.
  • Investigate background reports.
  • Establish and maintain communication with contacts with a view to sourcing stories. 
  • Work to established style and deadlines.
  • Ensure delivery of high quality stories.
  • Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by line manager.

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Be innovative.
  • Unimpeachable integrity.
  • Ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

  • Relevant diploma/degree or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in journalism.
  • A good general knowledge.

Applications deadline: February 21 2020

Please email your CV to: mediarecruitment@arena.africa and 

Arena Holdings is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. Kindly take note that if we do not respond to you in the next two months, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.






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