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Viacom Inc Vice President, Program Acquisitions in New York, New York

Overview and Responsibilities

Our Global Program Acquisitions team is seeking a top-tier program executive to work across linear and digital platforms. In this role you will provide program analysis and business intelligence for acquired product strategies; Work on intricate deal-making scenarios that require in-depth evaluation of network program scheduling plans, ratings assumptions and multiple industry factors with particular attention to Digital / Emerging Platforms, identifying key takeaways that will impact future negotiations.

In this role you will:

  • Craft high-level business presentations that fuses financial, strategic and competitive information into a unified format.

  • Cultivate marketplace data and prepare time-sensitive reports highlighting opportunities and developments that impact acquired business (e.g. industry trends, competitor analysis).

  • Be an industry authority, conducting ongoing research and recommendations based on current developments in linear and digital distribution.

  • Provide understandings on overall performance of internal / external acquired product including programming strategies and associated impact.

  • Stay on top of emerging platforms, technologies and companies that are changing the program acquisitions business providing business intelligence and recurring updates.

  • Review deal proposals that include estimates, usage and financials, identifying key takeaways that impact future negotiations.

  • Work with Networks, Finance and Legal partners to establish program acquisitions priorities and budgets.

  • Handle & set departmental priorities while effectively driving excellence and efficiency amongst team members while cultivating an ambitious & collaborative culture.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 10+ years in media with Programming Acquisitions & Scheduling experience critical to the role.

Additional Qualifications

  • Seeking individual with knowledge of deal preparation and program planning analysis with understanding of NSI ratings as well as cable, OTT and media industry trends.

  • Strong leadership, communication and presentation proficiency with ability to influence others and secure desired outcome.

  • Strategic and creative executive with a demonstrated track record of successfully building media brands and developing program strategies to maximize viewership

  • Deep understanding of scheduling and programming strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and maximize content across different channels and platforms.

  • Familiarity with traditional and digital audience data, streaming technologies, database and rights management tools.

  • Demonstrate advanced level of strategic competence, executive presence, project and time management skills.

  • Strength in creating visually compelling presentations, including communicating ideas and information graphically and effectively using MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Strong management skills, including the ability to build and nurture talent.


We’re an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At Viacom, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Viacom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


Job LocationsUS-NY-New York

iCIMS ID2019-12744