Sr. Director, Video Editorial-Peacock, Direct to Consumer

Posted: 1/3/2020

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

NBCUniversal, the global media company that brought you some of the world’s most iconic television and film franchises, including: The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real Housewives, Mr. Robot, The Voice, This Is Us, The Fast & The Furious, Jurassic Park, Minions, and more - is launching an all-new direct-to-consumer streaming service. It will seamlessly bring together the breadth and depth of NBCU’s broadcast and cable television series, movie titles, premier sporting events, and renowned news reporting... all in one destination… all in one app.

We are building a world-class team of smart, hungry and fearless professionals who are energized by the possibility of working at the epicenter of content, technology and culture. Join us if you would like to be a part of this exciting initiative.

The digital delivery of television can be complex and confusing to some end customers. This position is designed to help those customers quickly and successfully enjoy our products and services.


NBCUniversal is hiring a Sr. Director of Video Editorial to join a dynamic new team responsible for the Direct to Consumer business. We are looking for a highly organized, extremely focused, and results oriented candidate skilled at navigating the fast-paced and constantly evolving sea of delivery requirements the streaming video service industry requires.

You will be the foremost expert and advocate for operational excellence; leading a team of video publishing experts responsible for servicing our growing portfolio of programs. To accomplish this, you'll create and maintain a best-in-class video content supply chain ensuring our library of thousands of on-demand long form full episodes are successfully acquired, provisioned, and published to our subscribers on a 24/7 basis.

The ideal candidate will be no stranger to being on the front lines of an unprecedented media fulfillment landscape. Spearheading cross-functional collaboration efforts, you'll establish the guidelines to successfully prioritize incoming content requests against mission critical promotional and editorial requirements. This commitment to precise program availability will set the bar for overall content delivery and will play an instrumental role in our success within the competitive, rapidly evolving digital marketplace.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Lead bicoastal, 24/7 Video Editorial team responsible for servicing and supporting the Direct to Consumer on-demand video fulfillment supply chain
  • Establish media acquisition protocols; partnering with show post teams, TV Distribution, and other content providers on agreed milestones, deliverables, and accountability
  • Collaborate with program ops managers, network ops specialists and various support teams to develop content prep standards and video encoding requirements; driving efficiencies and readiness to both upstream and downstream publishing workflows
  • Institute publishing guidelines and protocols for on-demand video; working with technology, product, and quality assurance teams to continuously improve delivery timelines to approved distribution outlets under strict deadlines and SLAs
  • Optimize and improve consistency of delivery and publishing cadences; implementing changes as needed while adhering to syndication guidelines, compliance mandates, and marketing/promotional obligations
  • Audit content availability and entitlement windowing processes; proactively addressing all anomalies with licensing teams prior to content syndication
  • Create, maintain and revise process maps, user stories, workflows, and standard operating procedures as needed
  • Collaborate with digital ad sales operations and technology teams to service and support revenue-driven requirements, processes, and campaigns

  • • Bachelor's degree in Digital Media, Communications, Computer Science or equivalent discipline
    • Minimum 10 years of experience with:
    o digital video file formats, encoding specifications, publishing workflows, governmental compliance standards and troubleshooting techniques
    o content management systems trafficking high volume, time sensitive media assets for multi-platform syndication
    o non-linear editing systems and Adobe creative suite
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with:
    o managing operational teams
    o data transfer protocols, workflows and methods; Aspera, Signiant, etc.
    o OVP services such as Anvato, thePlatform, Brightcove, and Kaltura
    o ad serving platforms such as Freewheel, DFP, etc. as well as DAI
    o archival data system cataloguing, indexing and restoration
    • Working knowledge of project management methodologies and systems such as Agile, Scrum or Jira, Trello, Asana, Smartsheet
    • Expertise with consumer apps on traditional platforms and digital products
    • Familiarity with MAM and DAM systems

    • Ability to work in Universal City, Los Angeles County, California

    • Television entertainment industry experience preferred
    • Excellent and effective communication & collaboration skills
    • Expertise distilling highly technical terminology into basic requirements & concepts
    • Proactive problem solver with the ability to prioritize and concurrently handle multiple, time sensitive requests within a high-pressure environment
    • Strategic knowledge & familiarity with social media platforms and services such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
    • Experience working with Drupal open source CMS
    • Understanding of traditional TV in comparison to emerging OTT services
    • Familiarity with data insights and metrics tracking tools Domo, Adobe SiteCatalyst, and Google Analytics
    • Project Management certification (PMP, PMI, etc.)

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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