Senior Manager, Distribution Operations

Location: Santa Monica, California
Date Posted: 04-02-2018
Senior Manager, Distribution Operations
Lead the operational aspects and delivery of Awesomeness content with distribution partners. This includes acting as the Distribution team’s subject matter expert in the evaluation, on-boarding and integration of new partners and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of Awesomeness content and distribution partners’ specs. Additionally, the Senior Manager will manage a team to efficiently (a) schedule the delivery of content (b) convert US content to International standards (c) prepare content according to individual client specs and (d) maintain a content library and archive.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Develop processes to create and maintain programming calendars for films, scripted and unscripted content across distribution partners
  • Ensure that encoded digital content meets established specifications, has technical integrity and stability and are deployed on time, within budget and accurately to designated distributors
  • Consult on Operational aspects of deals; including costs, timeline and requirements
  • Manage a team of Operations Specialists, Digital Assets Manager, Post Supervisor
  • Manage team activities to ensure timely preparation and delivery of digital assets to different distribution channels
  • Set productivity and quality standards
  • Manage resolution of technical problems with own or partners' systems 
  • Manage operations budget and predict distribution expenses
  • Manage vendor relationships and knowledge of industry and vendor trends to ensure the best pricing and processes
  • Collaborate with Product to support partners and vendors in the development of new or enhanced current systems
  • Collaborate with Production to ensure efficient turnaround of content to distributors
  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure content delivery meets revenue recognition goals
Basic Qualifications
  • 7+ years in a media operations role, including the delivery and scheduling of digital content, with at least 3 years of management experience
  • BA/BS Degree from top university/college
  • Strong understanding of media industry and digital video content players and vendors
  • Ability to think and plan strategically with a business focus, while taking account of technical and operational constraints
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a demanding, fast-paced environment
Additional Qualifications
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills


Awesomeness is a leading multi-platform media company defining the future of entertainment. Included under the Awesomeness banner are AwesomenessTV, a leading destination for original programming serving the global Gen Z audience, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, and Awestruck. Investors include Comcast NBCUniversal, Verizon and Hearst.

AwesomenessTV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local law.
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