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Programming Manager, Comedy - Pluto TV


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90069

Los Angeles

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, is the leading free streaming television service in America,  delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks,  movie studios,  publishers,  and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile,  web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news,  TV shows,  movies,  sports,  lifestyle,  and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood,  Pluto TV has offices in New York,  Silicon Valley,  Chicago and Berlin.



The Programming Manager, Comedy is in charge of the content evaluation, channel mix, programming quality, and overall success of the Comedy category! They will develop and implement strategies that deliver on the department KPI's. The Programming Manager is on the front line of revolutionizing the future of TV and is important to achieving the Pluto TV mission of entertaining the planet!



This is an important role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Provide expertise within the world of comedy and lead all aspects of content programming using the tools and resources available to the editorial team
  • Develop successful programming schedules based on data around audience behavior and content
  • Use viewership data to continually optimize the performance of the category and the channels within that category
  • Engage with the larger Pluto TV organization, collaborating with the Promotion and Marketing teams, Content Ops, Live Ops, and Content Acquisition/Partner Relations teams to ensure smooth cross-department operations
  • Review and tirelessly research content and content catalogs and make selections that will positively impact the channels performance and department KPI's
  • Give the best methods and programming concepts to the team
  • Lead editors and contractors as needed to achieve programming and operational goals
  • Learn new software and practices to increase efficiency and quality
  • Submit bugs and product feedback for the Pluto CMS
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications

We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in this role:

  • 4+ years of direct experience in Comedy programming within a digital or traditional media environment
  • Hands-on industry experience and knowledge in the comedy world and comedy communities (Stand-Up, Sketch, Improv, Sitcom/Late Night Writers’ Rooms, etc.)
  • Experience using analytic tools such as Tableau


Additional Qualifications

  • Team management experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to resolve complex issues
  • Having an experimental mentality with the goal of using data to support the success of content, channels, programming, and scheduling
  • Deep knowledge and passion for all matter of comedy; past, present and future
  • Ability to perform in-depth research and apply data effectively and strategically
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to handle numerous projects with varying deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of best practices in metadata creation and copywriting


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles