Philo is looking for highly motivated executive to lead our content strategy initiatives.

Do you love television?
Do you want to shape the future of it?
Do you have a deep understanding of the media landscape and content licensing and want to bring that knowledge to a fast growing start-up?
Do you have strong people skills and the ability to work with a variety of clients internally and externally?

As Philo’s head of content strategy you will be able to put that passion, experience, and know-how to help shape future content offerings, roadmaps, and analyze potential new opportunities.

About the Philo Content Team:

Philo’s content team is tasked with maintaining the content and packaging strategy, programmer relationships, and negotiating licensing agreements. In addition, the team looks to create new lines of revenue for the company, via advertising partnerships, new content verticals, etc.

Key Principles:

Innovation - At the core of everything we do at Philo, from Product and Engineering to Advertising and Support. This is also the Philosophy on the Content team as we look at ways we can innovate in our deals, packaging structure, etc.

Deliver Value - This is at the cornerstone of what we do... and we look at all proposals through this lens. In a crowded market, those products that deliver real value for their subscribers will succeed.

Win-Win Opportunities - In an industry well known for tense relationships, we approach all opportunities with our partners in mind. Deals are only good if Philo, our Programming partner, and most importantly, our subscribers win.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead Philo’s content strategy driven by audience insights, market dynamics leveraging your industry experience and expertise.
  • Strategically identify, source, and create business models for new programming opportunities and verticals (e.g. FAST, AVOD, SVOD, etc).
  • Lead cross functional efforts to analyze and launch new content and business opportunities including market analysis, due diligence, product requirement definition, and driving internal consensus to decisions.
  • Lead negotiations with senior executives at content companies (e.g. programmers, studios, production companies, etc.) supporting new and/or existing businesses.
  • Represent content interests and provide expertise on internal goal based teams
  • Build and manage relationships with various sized programming groups, studios, content creators, etc.
  • Be an ambassador for the Philo brand by participating and representing Philo at industry events.

What You’ll Bring:

  • A passion for content and television and where the industry is headed
  • Deep understanding of the current media landscape and trends - MVPDs, VMPVDS, OTT, FAST, AVOD, D2C, etc.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in content licensing, strategy or a similar field
  • Someone who balances the importance of viewership and audience data in making content decisions with a keen eye for interesting content
  • Strong communication and ability to tailor messages to business, financial, product, and technical audiences
  • A growth and ownership mindset with a passion for prospecting, unlocking untapped value, and pursuing new business
  • Experience negotiating complex, high value content deals on ad-supported television environment
  • Established relationships within the content community (programmers, studios, licensing groups)
  • Problem solver, who takes a success oriented approach to complex issues and who has the innate ability to ask the ‘right questions’
  • A self-starter who excels in a fast-paced, exciting environment while maintaining an unwavering dedication to quality work.
  • Someone who leads with empathy and humility

More about Philo

We strive to build engaging and easy to use streaming apps across a large number of platforms (Android Mobile, Android tablets, Android TV, Amazon FireTV, Roku, iOS, Apple TV, and web), while delivering a large variety of content to our users.

Today there are over 60 channels included in our basic package -- our lineup includes many popular cable networks, like A&E, Accuweather, Animal Planet, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Cheddar, ComedyCentral, CMT, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Game Show Network, Hallmark, HGTV, IFC, INSP,Lifetime, MTV, Newsy, Nickelodeon, OWN, Paramount Network, Sundance, TV One, Vice and VH1. We also offer premium add-on channels from Starz and Epix, and we’re always adding more content!

We’re a company that puts people first — both our subscribers and our team. At Philo, our philosophy is to empower our colleagues to do their best work while supporting each other in pursuing shared goals. We value pragmatism, pride in our work, and passion. We believe in having transparency and openness across all parts of the company. We are committed to diversity and inclusion as we grow the Philo team and shape the future of TV -- we believe that a diverse set of voices and perspectives on our team enables us to innovate faster and create the best experience for our subscribers.

Philo is headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. Our leadership team includes a cofounder of Facebook as well as alums of Meraki and HBO. Philo is backed by NEA and industry partners including Discovery, Viacom, AMC, and A&E.

Status: Full-time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Compensation: Includes annual salary between $180K-$240K depending on experience, company stock options and health benefits.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives. Philo is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that everyone does their best work when they are supported by each other and the company, and we offer a generous set of benefits to make sure the Philo team is happy and healthy. Here is a sampling of the benefits we offer our team:

  • Full health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Unlimited paid time off for vacation
  • $2000 annual vacation bonus (we pay you to take a two-week vacation)
  • $5000 annually for professional development and educational assistance
  • $500 “TV stipend” for new employees to upgrade their home watching setup
  • $1000 annual home office stipend for employees to upgrade their home work setup
  • $500/month ($6,000/year) bonus for employees who commit to working at least 3 days per week in our offices
  • Dog-friendly office
  • And much more!

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