Content Strategist

WildBrain SPARK London 2 months ago

Overview:
Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Spark
is a digital media leader that creates, manages, and distributes kids’ entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Amazon Video Direct and ROKU. WildBrain Spark’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring over 500 brands and 300K videos across 800 kids’ channels.

Our team also produces original content at our studio including animation, stop motion and live action, both for our channels and those of popular kids’ content and toy brands. If you have an idea, WildBrain Spark will help you develop and grow it into a reality! Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere! This huge reach could not happen without our legendary team – and we are looking to add to it!

To work at WildBrain Spark means you get to help create and share stories that let imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story

The Role
Wildbrain Spark is looking for a Content Strategist to join our team! You will provide strategic direction for the digital content of our franchise brands. As a specialist in content for AVOD, the role works for the central WildBrain brands team, sitting under the marketing function within WildBrain Spark. The successful candidate will develop a digital content strategy for key brands, shaping and implementing content strategy, and a joint business planning process as part of a cross-functional team targeting pre-school and 6-12 audiences. This is a unique role working across the company, and with the WildBrain Spark Partner Management, Distribution, and Production teams to ensure we create deeper content engagement for new and current brands. They will be responsible for ensuring successful optimisation of the brands’ lifecycle stages, to maximize all activations through content planning and distribution.

What We Offer:
Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it is the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people! We will recognize your talents, encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment, that promotes creativity and individuality. Some of the perks we have are private insurance, income protection, gym subsidies, bonus time off, employee share programmes and flexible working.

WildBrain Spark is committed to providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity, and diversity. WildBrain Spark accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

COVID-19 Update:
The interview process may take place via Microsoft Teams virtually due to COVID-19. The role will be flexible working between our office in Euston and home.

About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain Spark:
At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!
Responsibilities:
What You Will Do:
  • Integrate franchise planning into the AVOD content strategy across pre-school and 6–12-year audiences.
  • Drive the achievement of digital market share targets for key franchises through the implementation of product lifecycle roadmaps.
  • Support the forecasting process and internal business updates.
  • Conduct competitor analysis, monitoring industry trends.
  • Produce high-level planning, content proposals and briefs for internal teams and external agencies.
  • Help to grow the audience base and drive engagement through different touchpoints within the kids digital viewing ecosystem.
  • Work closely with the Social Media Manager for Franchise Brands to align content plans and leverage learnings across digital platforms.
  • Monitor and further develop franchise reports with the WildBrain Spark Data Science and Distribution teams to showcase the brands content value and drive continual optimisation.
  • Ensure frequent alignment with the Brands team, and other functional leads to focus on objectives and defined key results for the content.
  • Own the communication process, providing monthly updates and quarterly content briefing with internal teams.
Qualifications:
What You Will Bring:
  • Extensive content management experience, on AVOD or social platforms.
  • Experience in content planning and execution across multiple platforms and markets, ideally within the kids, lifestyle, or young adult genres.
  • Brand management experience, either under your remit or as part of a team and understanding of the lifecycle of a franchise.
  • A creative and social person with a passion for content who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has experience working in a global team.
  • Excellent project management and planning skills: you can prioritize and organize your workload according to the need of your audience and various stakeholders.
  • Strong communicator with good presentation skills; can confidently present content ideas and results to senior partners from across the business.
  • Excellent relationship management skills, including the ability to get along with a variety of people.
  • Curious to understand and leverage the latest trends and market development in the digital kids’ space.
  • Ability to analyse data and insights, monitor performance and create better-optimised content Strategies, making recommendations to the brands' team.
  • Other essential qualities we are looking for are creativity, proactivity, enthusiasm, and humour.