Senior Director, Head of Programming, WIRED

Full time

Job Detail

  • Career Level Executive
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Qualifications Other

Job Description

WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. WIRED reaches more than 30 million people each month through, our digital edition, the magazine, social media, and live events.


The Head of Programming – WIRED will create and lead the video programming strategy across all digital platforms for WIRED.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead, shape and implement the programming vision for WIRED’s multi-faceted video slate

  • Take charge as the primary video liaison between creative, editoriaL, production, and business affairs

  • Build a positive, success oriented environment and serve as a leader that promotes creativity, innovation, and furthers our best in class premium video reputation

  • Grow successful video brand and programming in innovative directions, with an aim toward new distribution points and revenue streams while growing the audience

  • Represent WIRED in all internal and external facing affairs as they relate to video

  • Coordinate with production teams to ensure maximum quality of content is achieved and maintained

  • Manage the programming team’s workload, schedule, career growth, training and development as well as their annual review

  • In coordination with the Development team, review, edit, and approve preliminary and final treatments, outlines, shooting scripts, casting, production schedules, budgets, selects, graphics, music, rough cuts, fine cuts, final narration and final versions of all new programming

  • Conduct regular health checks on current shows and make recommendations on distribution, positioning, and creative direction based on the data

  • Ensure the pipeline of new content is well maintained, and that archival content is effectively resurfaced

  • Coordinate with the Sales and Marketing teams to package editorial content to maximize revenue opportunities

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10 years working with digital media and/or television at the brand/publishing level

  • Hyper fluency in the science and tech content space

  • Strong understanding of analytics with a successful track record of exceeding quantitative and qualitative audience measurement goals

  • Proficiency with data analytics platforms like Tubular, VidIQ, Youtube Analytics, etc.

  • Excellent understanding of entertainment content consumption on all digital platforms

  • Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, willing to take data informed risks

  • A track record of digital multi platform content.  Excellent social media and digital literacy, particularly online video and video production

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills

  • Must be able to prioritize, handle several projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment while adhering to shifting deadlines

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