• Discovery Communications
  • New York, NY, USA
  • May 23, 2018

Job Description

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from digital content holding company Group Nine Media, Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

We are seeking candidates for the position of VP OTT to be located in our New York City office.

Position Summary:

The VP, OTT will lead the Domestic OTT business and operations for Discovery. Reporting to the SVP/GM, this leader is responsible for leading the development, delivery and ongoing operations of OTT products that support the Digital organization objectives.


1. Partner with SVP/GM to implement the OTT strategy and meaningfully develop the business
2. Leads the cross functional team to stand-up multiple OTT products, as well as oversee the day to day business operations
3. Work closely with Marketing, Editorial / Publishing, Analytics and Distribution teams to drive engagement, subscribers, retention and revenue
4. Oversee the overall OTT roadmap (and lifecycle management) and continually identify and propose new OTT opportunities
5. Work closely with engineering team to deliver world-class products that set an industry standard
6. Oversee a high performing P&L and work closely with senior finance teams on driving revenue as well as finding efficiencies to reduce costs
7. Act as a strategic advisor to Digital management team, effectively voicing fact-based insights and recommendations on issues relating to business goals and strategies.
8. Monitor and drive competitive and industry best practices to keep team abreast of key industry trends
9. Recruit, develop and lead a top performing digital team



* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field required
* Minimum 10 - 15 years' work experience leading and / or operating a customer-facing digital product preferably related to video
* Strategic thinking skills, with the ability to identify and implement process improvements, connecting the dots to ensure disparate efforts to ladder up to larger opportunities for the business as a whole
* Possess broad-based thinking about new and innovative ways that brands can engage with existing and prospective clients
* Strong analytical skills with the ability to look at the broader perspective as it relates to business strategy and use the data to create thoughtful recommendations
* Strong interpersonal skills, influence management and collaborative working style - ability to inspire, motivate and lead cross-functional teams to achieve goals
* Results driven, ensuring short-term goals are achieved that support long-term initiatives
* Entrepreneurial and energetic - is engaged in new trends and ideas, keeps abreast of digital innovations
* Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and bring clarity and structure to ambiguous situations
* Diligent about the details; gets hands dirty - enjoys rolling up sleeves and figuring things out
* Work experience in Entertainment / Television a plus
* Travel (if required)
* 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.

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