MNET Nigeria Recruitment: Head of New TV Channel

Posted on :

13 Nov, 2009

Category :

Media Jobs in Nigeria

MNet Nigeria seeks to appoint a dynamic and energetic individual to assume responsibility as Head of a New Yoruba and Hausa Channel. The position will be based at our offices in Lagos. The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of the target market and a proven track record in creating compelling Nigerian television content


Services and information which the individual must provide to external individuals or groups, or one another to accomplish the organisations mission and strategy:

Determine channels’ strategy in accordance with audience changes

• Secure appropriate content for the channels

• Take editorial responsibility for the channels in terms of scheduling

• Oversee monthly schedules which is produced based upon research, demographics, available audiences etc

• Create schedules that will maximize on deal terms

• Ensure channels perform within parameters of target market

• Implement channels’ strategy under direction of Channel Director

• Ensure that air time targets are met on a monthly basis

• Ensure Regulatory, company ethics and channel requirements are met

• Manage channels’ budget on a monthly basis

• Management and development of staff

• Ensure that new media elements are incorporated into programming

• Work closely with Marketing

• Set goals and monitor team’s performance around the goals

• Handling ad hoc information requests

• Ability and will to travel locally and internationally



Factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:

• Lucrative Media environment

• Dynamic, vibrant, fast-paced & demanding organisation

• Highly Competitive environment

• Company policies & procedures


External individuals or groups as well as individuals or groups within the organisation to whom products, services, programme and information must be provided.

• Multichoice

• Marketing

• DSTV Ad Sales

• Scheduling


• On-Air

• Programme Producers and Suppliers

• Subscribers

• Potential subscribers


• Relevant marketing or communication degree

• Financial and legal experience an advantage

• At least 5 years of television experience

• Extensive Content and TV knowledge

• Content acquisition knowledge is an advantage

• Must speak and understand Yoruba and Hausa Fluently

• Computer literacy (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) compulsory

• Mindpack an advantage


Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs are:

• Accuracy and attention to detail

• A dynamic person with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to liaise with a diversity of people at all levels

• Ability to use judgement and make decisions

• Effective control of financial resources

• Is a role model for the team

• Good interpersonal skills

• Ability to use initiative

• Marketing and programming proven track record

• Understanding of the target markets

• Passion for Nigerian programming, entertainment television and an understanding of Nollywood and global media trends

• Team spirited


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send through a copy of your word doc CV, Copies of all qualifications, recent salary slip and passport. All these documents needed for your application to be considered.

Email: [email protected]

Fax no: 08651904297

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