Group Head of Documentaries

24 Aug 2021
23 Sep 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

What you'll do:
  • Responsible for extending and deepening Sky Studio's documentary strategy in Germany, Italy and the UK/Eire beyond our existing production company portfolio.
  • Originate new relationships with third-party producers, content creators and talent, to help Sky Studios supply the very best documentary projects to Sky's platforms, and to our associate platforms at NBCU.
  • Deepen Sky Studios' commercial and editorial involvement with documentary projects to build value for the company.
  • Work closely with the factual commissioning teams at Sky Germany, Sky Italy and Sky UK/Eire, and will work with them to identify content opportunities for Sky Studios, and help pitch projects to Sky platforms and beyond.
  • Responsible for delivering Sky Studios documentary projects to Sky platforms and to Sky's distribution partner, NBCU Global Distribution, and will ensure that the films and series meet Sky Studios' editorial standards and expectations.
What you'll bring:
  • You'll likely have not less than eight years' experience in high-end documentary distribution, production and/or co-production across features or series.
  • Experience in pulling together high-end doc projects for either broadcast or theatrical release.
  • Established relationships with documentary makers in Europe and the USA, and be familiar with the festival circuit.
  • Be able to work independently and in an entrepreneurial manner, and demonstrate negotiation and client management skills.
Team Overview:

Sky StudiosWe want to make Sky Studios famous for exceptional content and a place where Europe's top creatives want to do their best work. By 2024, viewers across Europe will be able to enjoy twice as much Sky original content as they do today, fully supported and backed by Comcast NBC Universal. We're an agile Studio, seeking out untold stories while working in creative partnership with today's best writers, producers and on-screen talent - bringing viewers content they wouldn't find anywhere else.

The Rewards:There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Where you'll work:Osterley:Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

Inclusion:We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

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Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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