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Cheddar is a live Post-Cable Network covering the headline and business news that is transforming our lives. Cheddars team is growing, products are diversifying, and infrastructure is becoming more complex- at a very fast pace. Were looking for an experienced media operations professional to oversee a diverse portfolio of projects that helps our team work together to execute their objectives amidst this rapid change.

In June 2019, Cheddar was acquired by Altice USA, which grew Cheddars news family to include News12 and i24 as well as introduce a new portfolio of ad products. While our culture remains start-up in feel, the opportunity for success is now even greater.

Altice News is a seeking a candidate experienced with video distribution on Pay TV, FAST and syndication platforms to help negotiate and manage distribution partnerships for the portfolio: Cheddar News, Cheddar Business, News12 and i24News. Based in New York City, this role will work on agreements and manage them from inception to signature and through renewal cycles. The ideal candidate has an understanding of video distribution in an ever-changing digital world; is a highly motivated, driven, enthusiastic and results-oriented professional and is naturally passionate about new types of news and entertainment distribution. The right candidate will thrive in a fast-paced start up environment within a larger corporate environment.

General responsibilities will include: Negotiate new distribution and partnership deals for Altice News content across business models and renew agreements that drive new audiences, viewership and revenue. Collaborate with key stakeholders across the company (i.e. technology, content production, operations, ad sales, marketing, finance, legal etc.) to assess and implement opportunities for linear, OTT, VOD, syndication, audio etc. Update and create pitch materials for potential distributors. Track and communicate deal pipeline and key terms. Maintain contracts, track key terms and compliance. Serve as main business contact for select clients in order to maintain a productive partnership, troubleshoot problems and maximize revenue opportunities. Analyze industries and competitive landscapes to stay ahead of trends, potential partners and positioning of other programmers Develop and maintain relationships with potential distribution partners

BA/BS required. MBA preferred. History in management consulting or investment banking a plus. 2-5 years related experience in entertainment/media industry working in a partnership or deal role Excellent understanding of linear and digital TV platforms Demonstrated ability to understand and execute the process required to close deals, including under tight time constraints. Must be a strategic thinker, a strong negotiator and a self-starter with a proven track record. Extremely organized, efficient, strong attention to detail, excellent writing and communication skills with a can-do, positive attitude and a desire to get things done. Candidate should have current relationships with key distribution clients and experience in video distribution or acquisition. Willing to travel for business purposes as needed.

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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