Turner Broadcasting Marketing Manager, EMEA in London, United Kingdom

Posting Job Title Marketing Manager, EMEA

Time Warner Division Turner

Business Unit_TBS




Cable/Broadcast Television Networks

Games – Development & Publishing

Online Content/Services

Area of Interest Marketing/Promotions/Advertising


United Kingdom - London

Requisition #


Position Type Full Time

Posting Job Description

Are you passionate about TV? Would you like to be part of the team bringing some of the best new TV series to market from the world’s leading media brands and creatives talent, such as Ridley Scott (The Martian), Patti Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)? Would you like be part of the team bringing fantastic new TV series to their audiences, to get the first-hand and behind-the-scenes information about the shows in production and shape new brand and marketing strategies for these exciting new programmes? As the Marketing Manager for Turner Content Licensing, you’ll be doing all of the above, and much more.

The Content Licensing Team is responsible for the licensing of Turner-controlled programmes to third party broadcasters and platforms in EMEA. The central team, based in London, supports a wider team of licensing and distribution executives operating from local offices throughout EMEA. The licensing of Turner’s programmes to third parties is a significant and growing revenue stream and an important part of the company’s commercial strategy. The central team plays a leadership role in devising and communicating best practice and supporting the local licensing teams with content information, commercial expertise and pre- and post-sale marketing support.

Key duties and responsibilities include:


  • Producing the Programme Licensing team’s sales materials briefing; writing and editing printed and digital brochures, client email newsletters or other physical sales materials.
  • Overseeing the budget for all marketing-related activities and approving spend within the agreed marketing budgets, tracking expenditure with support of finance team.
  • Drafting templated Programme Sales Presentations for licensing teams to adapt and use in client meetings; including programme information, research analysis and press reviews.
  • Working with theTurner International Rights & Media team to secure the sales marketing materials required by the EMEA Sales team
  • Owning the team’s screening website, TurnerVIP; ensuring it is updated with the latest content and information.
  • Planning, organising and managing Turner’s presence at key sales events in collaboration with the Events Coordinator; MipTV and Mipcom in Cannes, including supporting marketing and advertising activity.
  • Planning and organising periodic screening events in London and supporting events or festivals in other local markets (eg. Berlinale, Series Mania, etc).
  • Providing local teams with marketing assets and PR materials to support their clients’ own consumer marketing activities.
  • Supporting multi-territory clients directly with marketing assets to them for their own marketing inativies and manage required Turner approvals of clients’ campaigns.
  • Co-ordination of client PR activities with TurnerPR teams e.g. accreditation for journalists at events or arranging interviews with programme talent

Content Information

  • Liaising with the Turner International Rights & Media team in Atlanta, who manage the distribution of information and content from the US studios to the International organisation
  • Acting as the point of contact regarding content queries and evangelising the merits of the specific programmes to the licensing teams
  • Overseeing theContent Licensing Coordinator to regularly confirm and update the content pipeline information which is supplied to the local sales teams; e.g. new titles, changes to longer term forecasts, info on returning series and availablily and US air dates
  • Screening all new series and preparing compelling summaries and selling points for series to be shared with licensing teams and potential clients.
  • Developing a knowledge of the key programming from each of the Turner studios – particularly TNT/ TBS and truTV and share this knowledge with EMEA local sales teams (particularly research) to support sales activity.
  • Management of theContent Licensing Coordinator, to effect the transition to a new Content Rights Management system

Knowledge and experience required


  • Experience in a trade marketing role, preferably at a studio, production company or entertainment brand; with responsibility for planning and executing marketing plans
  • Experience in copy-writing, with the ability to draft clear, concise and compelling marketing copy for all marketing materials (printed materials, presentations, website, emails, etc).
  • Knowledge of the evolving EMEA media landscape, the key players, services and content propositions
  • Experience of working in an international team and matrix structure
  • A passion for television and TV programming
  • Clear and confident communication skills; able to present in an engaging way to internal teams
  • Ability to accurately manage cost budgets
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (especially PowerPoint & Excel)
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple requests in a calm and efficient manner
  • Adept at building productive cross-functional relationships with a wide range of people from different countries
  • Process driven, with excellent attention to detail and ability to design, own and implement defined processes.
  • Comfortable taking initiative and working autonomously Desirable:

  • Some knowledge of the content licensing business

Working from our London office in the heart of Soho, you will have the opportunity to work for a truly global media company. With global scope and local focus, we’ll find and share stories that matter to our diverse audiences and clients.

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