Manager, Distribution Product Development

The majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup. Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn’t one that requires them to be in or near the office. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our onsite attendance policies reflect that. If there is an on-site requirement for a role, it will be listed in the job description. 

 

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THE DIVISON’S STORY
No matter the content, none of our great programming would air without the expertise of the Distribution team. We are the group that meets and negotiates with the companies that broadcast our content. We’re also quick on our feet. As technology changes the media landscape, impacting viewer behavior and traditional models, we pivot to deliver new solutions that extend our content, brand and reach. While much of our work takes place in meeting rooms behind the scenes, our results are out there for all to see.

 

THE ROLE:  Manager, Distribution Product Development

 

The Manager, Distribution Product Development will act as a key liaison with Multichannel Video Programmer Distributors (MVPDs) to drive the value associated with A+E Networks’ VOD, TVE and other digital media products in the pay TV market. Through coordinating the delivery of content and information to clients, optimizing internal workflows, monitoring the performance of content on clients’ sites/apps and other activities, this person will play a critical role ensuring client satisfaction and driving revenue for A+E.

 

MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU’LL DO:

 

Product Management – Lead and/or participate in daily, weekly, and ad hoc meetings with other internal departments at A+E to align projects, process enhancements and changes, and other topics to successfully orchestrate pay TV initiatives specifically TVE and VOD products.

 

Partner Management – Conduct regular product/operations calls with certain traditional MVPD and digital MVPD clients and keep track of progress against ongoing client initiatives. Develop and maintain positive client interactions/relationships.

 

Contract Compliance – Monitor pay TV fulfillment to ensure business practices are consistent with terms of agreements with vendors and clients. Provide this business guidance back to relevant stakeholders to prioritize projects accordingly.

 

Partner Onboarding – Coordinate launch of fulfillment efforts for pay TV STB, TV Everywhere (TVE) and Over-the-Top (OTT) deliverables.  Assist Ad Sales with coordination of dynamic ad insertion (DAI) implementations on distributors’ sites and apps and contribute to growth of off-domain revenue.  Consult with internal stakeholders and ensure fulfillment arrangements are consistent with A+E capabilities and resources. Assist Digital Media to evaluate best practices to undertake integration efforts to onboard MVPD subscribers to authenticate on A+E Operated-and-Owned (O+O) sites/apps.

 

Business Development – Work with supervisor to pursue additional revenue generation through the launch of new products and services.  Assist on collecting reporting data from distribution partners to support Research and Distribution Analytics teams as they understand and track performance of A+E content on pay TV platforms. Support Distribution Marketing to ensure smooth rollout of marketing stunts.

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

As part of the Distribution arm of A+E, you’ll gain a 360-degree view of how our content gets to the viewer. Through the Sales team, you’ll learn about the contractual relationships A+E has with our multichannel and digital video programming distributors (M/DMVPDs) – and how to close that deal! In Distribution Marketing, you’ll brainstorm new and innovative ways to promote our content across Set-top-box, TV Everywhere and Over-the-top platforms. In the Operations group you’ll get the behind-the-scenes look at mission-critical tasks around technical support, contract management and compliance and data integrity and analysis. And finally, through the Product Development team you’ll gain an unique understanding of how we optimize content scheduling and delivery across the a rapidly changing media landscape.

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