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Originals, DTC

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.

The Role

This Original Content role will serve as a key member of the Content Team, driving original content strategy for discovery+, reporting to the Group SVP Content & Commercial Strategy. The right person for this role has DTC experience: working in content at a streaming service or digital platform; is collaborative, analytical, nimble and adaptable, and is as good at plate-spinning and project management as at supporting high quality creative execution.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Leverage data and research to identify content opportunities for original content to drive business goals related to subscriber acquisition, retention, engagement, and brand equity for discovery+.
- Interpret user behavioral data to make data-informed content decisions, and to drive constant, ongoing optimization of the discovery+ original content library as well as inform greenlighting decisions on potential discovery+ original content.

- Partner with data science, analytics and strategy teams on dissemination of data-driven content learnings throughout the company, including dashboard and reporting design and implementation as well as monthly/quarterly/yearly reporting.
2. Collaborate with and act as a resource to the creative and production teams from across domestic and international networks on discovery+ Originals, providing input and guidance on selection, development, and execution with a specific DTC lens, where needed, and with a data-informed lens when possible.
3. Design and implement processes for smooth collaboration across Factual, Lifestyle, JV, and International network groups, whether joining existing processes or inventing new ones, with a spirit of constant iteration to meet the evolving landscape and priorities.
4. Partner with network teams to inform and involve key departments including business affairs & legal, finance, production management; plug into and / or adapt existing processes to ensure smooth execution. Inform and collaborate with marketing, PR, digital and social, et al on projects throughout all stages of the pipeline to maximize their value to the service. Act as "hub" for hub and spoke model across networks to create visibility and coordinated execution among competing priorities.
5. Oversee streaming-specific operationalization of original series, including working with digital content operations and marketing / creative services for on-site assets; scheduling for optimal release and roll-out of content; merchandising for in-app promotion and product / tech on content discovery optimizations to drive discoverability and engagement with content.
Perform in a leadership role and act in an advisory and consultative capacity in partnership with network content teams working on discovery+ Originals

Basic qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in related field or an equivalent combination of skills, training and hands-on experience.
• Minimum of 8-10 years hands-on production & development experience in non-fictional genres, & general entertainment.
• 2+ years work experience in content at a streaming platform where:
• Subscriber behavior data analysis was ubiquitous and used to drive strategy; and
• Familiarity was gained with recommendation algorithms, search engine optimization, impressions analysis & other content discovery levers
• Comfort working in a highly matrixed organization where collaboration is required to drive projects forward, frequent and clear communication is muscle memory
• Ability to build credibility, trust, and strong working relationships with internal executives and generate commitment to goals.
• Proven record of:
• demonstrated creativity with an ability to translate ideas into high-quality TV programs;
• working in harmony with multiple creative stakeholders while serving as a unifying force; and
• Providing valuable input that elevates the creative process and execution.
• Outstanding editorial judgment and creative sensibilities
• Exhibits relentless pursuit of excellence
• Strong verbal and written communications skills, and demonstrated leadership skills.
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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