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Leading Digital TV industry player StarTimes Media is seeking a highly motivated and skilled professional who is suitably qualified to fill in the position of a Content Director.

Department: Content

Reports to: Head of Production

Job Objective: To ensure proper research of audience ratings, prepare detailed reports assemble the right content, obtain approvals and improve the viewership ratings.                    

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Building good communications with content providers (Local Producers and 3rd party international channels), acquire their forward schedule, highlights, promotional materials and identify the potential content marketing opportunities.
  • Research, identify and source original local content for ST channels.
  • Manage all aspects of the local TV stations content-building partnership
  • Source and secure sponsorship for all content produced based on agreed upon target in close collaboration with the Advertising Sales Department
  • Based on AR Research outcomes, suggest specific content marketing measures to Marketing Department in order to improve AR Results and monitor implementation thereafter.
  • Responsible for establishing the local dubbing studio (based on HQ directive) and recruit dubbing artists.
  • Ensure the speedy execution of quality control processes of validation of material sourced / produced and speedy approvals of the same by HQ and local inspection agencies.
  • Responsible for sourcing, collecting and creating the promo use marketing materials
  • Planning and overseeing execution of promotional activities for the developed content in close collaboration with Marketing Department
  • Generally manage the country-branch Content Department Team to achieve all desired results.
  • Engage producers on a monthly basis to gauge trends and consideration of the same in productions.
  • Manage budget
  • Provide monthly reports based on an agreed upon format.
Skills and Competencies:

(a) StarTimes personality:
  • Integrity and diligence 
(b) Professional competence
  • Time management
  • Goal oriented and self-driven
  • Good problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Honest and open minded
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment.
  • A high sense of responsibility
(c) Work related capability:
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Good inter-personal skills and a team player
  • Work effectively to support various levels of management
  • A keen eye for detail and a critical mind
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Patience and concentration
  • A high level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
Education / Experience:
  • Degree in the fields of Journalism, Mass Communication or other relevant social sciences
  • Strong management and leadership skills with a minimum four years
  • Must have at the minimum 6 years minimum experience in the media industry
  • Have thorough knowledge of international and local content trends
  • Must be an independent thinker with great analytical skills.
  • Have a strong command of English and the local language
  • Having international working experience in the media/production circle will be an added advantage
  • Have strong media and content producer relationships.
  • Willing to travel
Salary: A competitive remuneration commensurate with knowledge and experience will be offered to the successful candidate. 

AR Research Manager.


Reports to:
 Content Director

Job Objective:
 The AR Research Manager implements the vision and plan of the Content Department in quest to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of credible and reliable AR Research data.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure efficient AR sample household management
  • Provide on-going training to call center team dedicated to the market research and audience analysis function ensuring that they are able to carry out assigned project task
  • Liaise with third-party media and audience analysis agencies for large-scale audience and market-research projects
  • Manage first and third party research providers from the vendor selection process through to day-to-day relationship management
  • Coordinate and manage audience and market analysis project
  • Provide regular monthly updates on strategic country-branch media-research development/s.
  • Work with International HQ team to ensure structural and work-alignment
  • Provide ST colleagues with intelligent, creative and inspirational consumer research and Insight.
  • Lead production and delivery of data on ST Audience  Rating Research
  • Identify and deliver audience data to develop existing media products and build and procure new content suitable to the market
  • Provide regular industry competitive data and broader consumer media insights
  • Support media sales in client pitches and provide campaign effectiveness reporting
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
  • First Degree and a Masters Degree in any Social Science field with specialty in Statistics and demographic Studies
  • Exceptional media research skills with experience of managing quantitative research, research panels/agencies and the ability to disseminate and provide insight to a wider audience.
  • 6 – 10 years’ experience cognate experience, 4 of which must have been spent at a  supervisory level
  • Experience in a similar role either in an Advertising agency, Market Research Outfit, or a Multi-national telecoms organization
  • Ability to independently develop market/ audience analysis tools or template
  • Project Management skills
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Willing to travel
Salary: A competitive remuneration commensurate with knowledge and experience will be offered to the successful candidate. 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience with the position applied for as the subject to

Kindly include names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact. Interviews will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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