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Job Title: General Manager - Media Industry
Job Objective:
The General Manager will oversee all aspects of the Company’s administrative functions, including, marketing, finance, personnel, board relations, and general administration. The Managing Director will be instrumental in directing and monitoring the Company’s strategic plan, and will invite and value the participation of all stakeholders.

Work Relationships & Environment:

The Managing Director is a key strategic partner of the senior management team, which also includes the Board of Directors; this team sets a tone for collaboration, respect, and professionalism throughout the Company, and ensures that the artistic mission remains paramount in the Company’s activities and decision-making.

Reports To: Board of Directors

Job Responsibilities Include:
1. Marketing and Public Relations
  • Developing marketing strategy to meet and maximize earned income goals, build brand identity, and generate media exposure
  • Serve as advocate and spokesperson for the company
  • Provide insight into strategic marketing opportunities and partnerships, and facilitate the implementation of the same.
  • Monitor staff and Board progress on annual marketing calendar and support implementation process as needed
  • Work with staff on optimal and cost-effective allocation of resources (and what vendors to engage) to generate and distribute marketing materials, programs, and related collateral
2. Finance
  • Develop and monitor annual operating budget and cash flow
  • Oversee bookkeeping function, including management, tracking and reconciliation of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and related taxes, cash receipts, and cash balances
  • With the Controller, Board Treasurer and Finance Committee, prepare monthly financial reports including budget projections, cash flow statements, and balance sheets
3. Board Relations
  • Serve as primary staff liaison to Board of Directors to ensure efficient flow of information
  • Actively engage Board members in strategic plan development/implementation and monitoring
  • Attend all Board meetings
4. Personnel Management
  • Hire, train and supervise administrative staff and interns
  • Work with HR department to implement and oversee personnel policy and employee benefits
  • Lend guidance and support to other staff in supervisory roles on hiring, training, and assessment
5. Strategic Planning
  • Lead development and monitoring of strategic plan
  • Work with outside consultants on strategic plan development
  • Task and monitor appropriate staff or Board member(s) with strategic plan initiatives
  • Report to Board of Directors at least semi-annually on plan progress
6. General Administration
  • Schedule and lead bi-weekly staff and weekly senior management meetings
  • Review and approval of contracts with outside vendors and performance
  • Oversee information technology systems and office equipment, and ensure they run efficiently, inform reporting and tracking tools, and provide necessary staff training to ensure strong customer service
  • Assure systematized front of house operations for reliable, consistent, and positive patron experience
7. Business Unit Strategy
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and updating strategy plans with senior management
  • Researching and analyzing new business opportunities for and managing the development of these opportunities with stakeholders
  • Coordinating launch of new ventures as a core members of launch teams
  • Managing key external stakeholders and business relationships as they relate to company strategy and growth
8. Corporate Strategy
  • Developing, maintaining and updating corporate strategy and growth targets with the company’s’ senior leaders
  • Researching and analyzing new business opportunities within the context of corporate strategy and developing the business cases for new business launches/acquisitions to Senior Management       
  • Coordinating launch of new business ventures
Skills & Qualifications
  • BA degree in Media
  • Advanced diploma/ certificate in marketing and /or Finance
  • 5-8 years experience in management in media industry
  • 3 years of work experience in strategic planning in media industry
  • Creativity and persuasiveness
  • High degree of organization, task focus, and attention to detail
  • Results orientation
  • Grace under pressure
  • Strong background in professional power point presentations, Excel, and financial modeling
Application Process
Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration and expectations to before end of day 12 July 2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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