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Online Content Producer

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Our client, the world's largest gaming and technology company, are looking for an Online Content Producer to work on the homepage of their online portal. You will ideally have come from a content production background within the entertainment industry and have a strong interest in gaming, film, music and technology.

The role is offered on an initial contract running until the end of June 2014 with a view to extend with a salary of up to £55K+ bonus and benefits. NOTE: Application deadline is Thursday 28th of November at 10AM.

Role Purpose

As Online Content Producer, you will develop and lead a high-performing multi-disciplined editorial programming team. The Online Content Producer will drive the editorial programming strategy for the homepage of the client's portal across all relevant EMEA markets as well as oversee content and creative execution of promotions across EMEA.

This position requires superior communication, project management and scheduling skills. The ideal candidate will have a passion for & knowledge of console gaming as well as of the European Movies and TV landscape, coupled with solid experience of developing and evangelizing a vision for engaging content collections.

You will possess superb team management and cross-group collaboration skills, be a strong and effective communicator and be able to maintain individual workload whilst managing a team. In addition, deep experience in online publishing or digital entertainment production, and a proven track record of working cross-division and cross-region.

Key Responsibilities:

* Lead a team to develop vibrant and engaging programming that engages new, potential and existing subscribers by promoting relevant content choices which will delight the audience, drive high user engagement, repeat transactions, revenue and market growth.
* Own and oversee the pre-production and planning phases for all merchandising & editorial across all EMEA markets
* Direct management of the Homepage Programming team
* Develop intimate knowledge of proprietary content management tool in order to resolve or escalate technical issues for the team
* Identify new ways to resolve customer needs/experience that can be shared with the wider Programming Teams.
* Drive planning with engineering counterparts to develop tools and training
* Ensure team's projects meet business objectives and standards for scalability, quality, and customer value
* Partner with Business Intelligence team to evaluate engagement data & key performance indicators to manage/improve return on investment across all promotions
* Keep technical skill set current and demonstrate proficiency with the technologies & tools required.
* Cultivate a climate of teamwork across the discipline and the business group

As a candidate for this position you will be able to demonstrate:

* Excellent project and risk management, planning and scheduling acumen
* Experience of working with CMS or online publishing systems is essential, as this is a hands-on role
* Excellent people & team management skills.
* Proven record within online publishing and the gaming and/ or entertainment industry
* Proven history of delivering projects with many deliverables and stakeholders
* Demonstrated deep understanding of production and development life cycles in either online or digital publishing
* Partnering with an internal Design team on high profile promotions/projects

Personal attributes/ Interpersonal skills:

* Highly motivated and proactive professional with an ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders across a variety of disciplines
* Excellent internal partner relationship skills, including the ability to work with a range of teams with sometimes competing goals to ensure business needs are met, editorial standards are maintained, while maintaining strong collaborative relationships across all teams
* Finely-tuned analytical and problem-solving skills
* Ability to work well under pressure and motivate the team
* Excellent communication, time management and editorial judgement
* Passion for console gaming and all forms of entertainment (games, movies, TV, and music)

• BA/BSc or equivalent

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