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Vice President, Editorial


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

BET Networks,  a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA,  VIA.B),  is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment,  music,  news,  and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States,  Canada,  the Caribbean,  the United Kingdom,  and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com,  a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment,  music,  culture and news; BET HER,  a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams,  BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live,  BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile,  which provides ringtones,  games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International,  which operates BET around the globe.



The BET Digital Editorial department is looking for a Vice President to join their team! In this role, you will lead day-to-day oversight of content lineup and editorial operations; Assist in executing the brand vision across all O&O platforms and by working closely with other digital department leads; and develop, improve and maintain relationships with top editorial and creative talent. Leads daily production workflow, major initiatives and content budget.


Overview & Responsibilities: 


  • Daily oversight of editorial team as well as oversight of relationships with external collaborators
  • Management of editorial budget - Assign and approves daily website story lineup; maintains editorial calendar
  • Manage the editorial processes and maintain best-in-class content standards
  • Research storytelling concepts. Build and handle content packages, franchises, and feature stories to improve digital and video opportunities
  • Develop robust video plan to increase video views. - Ideate and execute editorial products for distribution across O&O and social media channels
  • Utilizing functional specialists in areas such as Production and Audience Development, to bring digital content to the BET audience every day.
  • Use data and analytics to refine content strategy and drive toward department KPIs.
  • Increase video views, page views and unique visitor numbers across the O&O and social media platforms
  • Maintain and strengthen leadership position of BET digital
  • Generate new innovative editorial products that are monetizable
  • Optimize efficiency of editorial processes and workflow
  • Analyze social media data and trends to identify resonant topics, innovative storytelling concepts and new talent
  • Oversee relationship of O&O editorial team with social media platforms
  • Work with SVP to establish social media storytelling strategy tailored for each social media platform


Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 15 years managerial experience leading large teams.
  • Senior level experience as the editorial lead for a successful digital and video platform.


Additional Qualifications:


  • Track record of developing content that drives conversation
  • Deep knowledge of popular entertainment
  • Comfort working within the 24/7 news cycle
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and generate daily reports
  • Ability to oversee multiple subject areas, working with multiple content creators to put together short- and long-term coverage plans
  • Ability to build and lead packages, franchises, and feature stories - Experience developing and producing long and short-form video
  • Help continue to develop the hardworking roster of content creators
  • Strong leadership skills, as well as delegate and prioritize effectively
  • Strong management skills and the ability to help employees grow and thrive in their work  




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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City