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Commissioning Lead

Full Time

Website Virgin Media

About Virgin Media:
Virgin Media is the leading connected entertainment cable and broadcast business in Ireland. Every day we deliver connections that really matter for Irish Consumers and Businesses with multi award-winning services including broadband, TV, mobile and home phone. Our Virgin Media Business division provides the fastest broadband speeds and connectivity solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector.

Virgin Media Television, our broadcast division, is Ireland’s number one commercial broadcaster offering three free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, as well as the Virgin Media Player. We are a significant investor in home produced content, including news, current affairs and drama, as well as offering the best in international programming. Virgin Media Sport and our 6 Extra Sport channels offer extensive sports coverage across the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Our advertising sales agency, Virgin Media Solutions, creates unique, innovative campaigns for our business and for third party clients across the UK and Ireland.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies, with operations in six European countries.

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About the Role:
This is an exciting opportunity for a TV executive passionate about content. This role will involve inputting into Virgin Media Television’s commissioning strategy across all platforms, working with a core team identifying and nurturing key commissions.

You will be a key part of the senior content team at Virgin Media Television in an exciting landscape of content evolution across our TV, Player and On Demand platforms.

Working in a dynamic and busy environment you will play a vital role in the commissioning area with a wide variety of projects and relationships to manage.

Reporting to the Head of Programming, this role will involve managing commissioning, contracts, budgets, materials and regulatory requirements.


Skills/ Experience:

  • A good understanding of the Irish TV landscape and a passion for content
  • An understanding and interest in key TV genres such as formats and dramas with an interesting in and understanding of rights, financial models and partnerships
  • A collaborative and innovative approach to their work
  • Budget management
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience dealing with contracts, payment and production schedules and cash flow management.
  • Experience managing multiple projects in a busy environment
  • Experience leading a variety of teams
  • Understanding of rights and licencing of content
  • Experience managing relationships with key regulatory and funding bodies as well as colleague broadcasters and Irish and International production companies and distributors
  • Experience managing multiple funding partners in content production
  • Experience of or an aptitude for software for content and contract management


The Person:

  • First class problem solving skills who gets to the heart of the matter
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with the business while ascertaining  the key impact/detail behind the issue/request
  • A ‘team player’ who can lead by example and inspire others on a daily basis
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and embrace change
  • High attention to detail, someone who cares about quality in everything they do
  • A methodical approach to both daily tasks and project work
  • Explores opportunities by being resourceful and self-motivating


Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business.
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work – and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business.


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