Programming Director – Kids & Family Category

Posted: 5/8/2018

Location: Denver, Colorado
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Purpose
The Director of Programming for Craftsy's newest category: Kids & Family - will develop the strategic vision for a diverse and innovative slate of digital video content, often paired with eCommerce kits, and lead a small team toward creating best-in-class "edutainment" programming. Aimed at creative 6-12 year-olds (plus their parents) and designed to engage Craftsy Unlimited subscribers, this content is the cutting edge of our growing business. Working arm-in-arm with the VP/Programming and eCommerce Buyer for Kids, the Director of Programming is also a key driver of category-level integrations across NBCUniversal, and initiatives in collaboration with Craftsy’s Product, Marketing, PR and Business Development teams.

Responsibilities
  • Research, build and socialize an integrated and differentiated kids & family content strategy
  • Lead a cross-functional team to acquire, develop, produce, edit and merchandise kids & family content – to include class-based and series-based content across all Craftsy verticals (cooking, arts, performance, etc.)
  • Inspire and manage production and writing staff on each project
  • Develop a clear and thoughtful content testing strategy, evolving your perspective in response to data
  • Collaborate with the Kids & Family eCommerce Buyer to connect content and commerce initiatives at the earliest development stages
  • Share targeted content and category insights with colleagues across departments


  • Basic Qualifications
    • Minimum 5 years direct programming and/or production experience acquiring and developing talent and content for kids &/or families – from edutainment, digital &/or linear POV

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in Denver, CO and travel occasionally
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    • Energetic personality and sunny disposition
    • Thrives on a supportive, close-knit team — and strives to create one as a manager!
    • Undeterred by a lot of dashed lines on the org chart
    • Deeply responsible and exceptionally organized
    • Balances plan-fullness and fluidity, process and path finding
    • Bias towards evidence-based decision making
    • A proven ability to break new strategic ground within programming, particularly within education-based and live action content
    • Sustained success working in a highly collaborative and deeply creative environment
    • Demonstrated excellence among an elite peer group
    • Strong operational skills for revitalizing internal processes
    • A proven record of successfully managing and mentoring direct reports
    • A working knowledge of craft, DIY, STEAM and kids hobby spaces preferred

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