Senior Content Acquisition Manager, Nollywood, Prime Video at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Job Title: Senior Content Acquisition Manager, Nigeria / Nollywood, Prime Video

Job ID: 2277974
Location: Nigeria
Employee Type: Permanent

Job summary

  • Help create the future of digital entertainment with Amazon. Prime Video is seeking a creative, savvy and analytically-minded, senior content executive to join its SVOD content acquisition team.
  • This leader will be responsible for supporting and executing our content acquisition strategies with key local Nigerian and Nollywood content partners for our Prime Video service in the region of sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya etc.).
  • This executive will help define content strategies, support negotiation of deals and efficiently communicate the tradeoffs associated with content licensing decisions with key internal stakeholder teams including legal, finance and consumer insight development and production.
  • The executive will also work with the Prime Video and Amazon Studios teams in other international locales to leverage their learnings/expertise.
  • You will be a critical thinker who has an attention to detail, an ability to juggle multiple priorities, is cool under pressure and isn’t afraid to roll his/her sleeves up as needed.
  • You will also have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate thoughts and ideas, both written and verbally, operate in a fast-paced environment and think outside of your direct sphere of responsibility.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Support and execute the content acquisition strategy for all licensed content categories on Amazon’s Prime Video service in the region of sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya etc.) with a focus on local Nigerian and Nollywood content.
  • Support content licensing including providing insights on content selection, financial analysis, forecasting, and technical requirements with a focus on local Nigerian and Nollywood content.
  • Build and manage relationships with senior-level leaders at content providers.
  • Work closely with Prime Video leadership to develop and document acquisition plans, financial metrics and goals for senior management.
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g., marketing, public relations, finance, operations, etc.) and report to senior stakeholders on performance.
  • Use behaviour, usage and consumption data to inform decision-making.
  • Solve time sensitive issues using the range of tools available at Amazon or via your own methodology to improve on our processes.
  • Work closely with Prime Video leadership to help building a content acquisition pipeline for different genres of local Nigerian and Nollywood content.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience
  • A deep understanding of the region’s film and TV business and a broad circle of contacts
  • Multiple years of experience in SVOD content licensing, content distribution and/or content strategy
  • Deep understanding of media licensing models, evaluation metrics and deal terms; ability to understand and devise new models that work
  • Prior experience supporting negotiations of complex content licensing and/or business development agreements
  • Robust analytical and quantitative skills (e.g. ability to work with large data sets and develop complex Excel models)
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and logically in written communication
  • Ability to support negotiation of complex license or business development agreements in high pressure environments
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA is a plus
  • Prior extensive experience in the sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., South Africa, Nigeria, etc.) media & entertainment industry
  • Knowledge of digital video landscape in sub-Saharan Africa, including solid understanding of digital video distribution technologies
  • Multiple years of experience in a senior executive position at entertainment studio/pay TV operator/SVOD operator/AVOD operator/TV Network group within sub-Saharan Africa.

Application Closing Date
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