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Coordinator, Acquisitions - DTC

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Los Angeles, CA, US, 90067 Miami, FL, US, 33126-6030 New York, NY, US, 10022-7240

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Req ID:  437
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Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

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As Content Acquisition Coordinator, you will be part of the team responsible for acquired programming for Discovery’s direct-to-consumer product, reporting to the Head of International and Acquired Content for DTC. The right person for this role is passionate about unscripted content, highly organized, and hungry to learn.

Responsibilities

1. Responsible for tracking submissions from third parties: acquired series (1st run / catalog), acquired docs (in partnership with Docs team where applicable), and co-productions (in partnership with Original Series team where applicable).
2. Implement multi-network and multi-territory content evaluation processes to ensure content is reviewed, escalated, and passed on / pursued by the content acquisition team, with visibility across US and International network teams
3. Track title schedules and dates for delivery, start / refresh dates, work with Business Affairs and Legal to track key dates for options, expirations, etc
4. Conduct market and competitive research to deepen industry knowledge; track content availability on competitive services
5. Work with content operations for delivery / QC / on-site show assets, merchandising for on-channel marketing
6. Pull user behavioral data to inform content decisions
7. Supporting the DTC content team as a whole, including original programming as needed.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of skills, training and hands-on experience.
• 2 years’ work experience at an agency, management company, or streaming/ technology company preferred
• Keen attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, strong follow-through
• Demonstrated good judgement, strong critical thinking skills, and developed taste for a broad variety of unscripted content
• Self-starter, takes initiative; proven ability to work proactively, independently, and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment
• Strong verbal and written communications skills; must be articulate and professional in both written and verbal forms
• Comfortable in ambiguity and effective operating in a matrixed organization
• Ability to thrive in an evolving and fast-paced environment, prioritizing and handling multiple projects concurrently
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, Excel) and Google Suite (Docs, Slides, and Sheets)
• Collaborative, curious, resourceful
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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