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Programming & Development Manager, British gq

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London


Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation - CONDÉ NAST

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company's portfolio includes many of the world's most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others.

Job Description


London, GB

Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair and Wired, among many others. Our award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month.

We are headquartered in London and New York, and operate in 31 markets worldwide, including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S., with local licence partners across the globe.

What benefits do we offer?

  • Condé Nast Learning Hub where you'll find you'll find all Condé Nast-developed learning courses and trainings, and over 16,000+ courses in seven local languages
  • 25 days holiday and extra days of annual leave life events like moving house or wanting to volunteer with a charity
  • Hybrid working and core hours
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Bupa Private Healthcare
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Bring your dog to work
  • A wide variety of wellness benefits including gym discounts
  • Discounts and Magazine Subscriptions
  • Employee Resource Groups to provide a platform for employees to identify shared objectives, exchange ideas, and work on community priorities for our global workforce
What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.

Job description

The Role

Condé Nast UK is looking for a Programming & Development Manager to join British GQ. The ideal candidate will report to the Head of Editorial Content and work closely with the team to create, produce and manage ground-breaking, innovative and original video content. Alongside the digital and audience development teams, they will work to spot emerging trends and help contribute to GQ's online and offline growth.

This role is ideal for a self-starter who has a strong knowledge of digital and social media best practices and trends in interactive and digital storytelling. Candidates should have a deep understanding of what can scale organically online, a keen eye for social videos, and demonstrated experience creating short-form video content both on-the-fly and in longer lead projects. Experience in directing celebrity and non-celebrity talent would be hugely advantageous.

The ideal candidate will help deliver best-in-class video execution and is responsible for managing production resources (internal and external), timelines, budgets and final product delivery.

What will you be doing?

  • Oversee and manage the entire video production process for British GQ, ensuring high-quality output that aligns with our brand values
  • Strategically manage the programming of our channel, identifying and leveraging opportunities to feature talent relevant to current trends and the GQ audience's interests
  • Lead and manage the British GQ Video team, fostering a creative and productive environment and ensuring team members are aligned with project goals and deadlines
  • Scout and assemble skilled crews for shoots, managing on-set behaviour to ensure a professional and conducive working environment. This involves selecting the right mix of talent and technical staff while maintaining the high standards and ethos of British GQ
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive content strategy for major events and tentpoles, overseeing the production process from conceptualisation to final output
  • Innovate and introduce new video concepts to the market, keeping British GQ at the forefront of digital media trends
  • Serve as a consultant and adviser to other departments on video production, offering expert feedback and guidance to enhance their video content
  • Keep abreast of the online media landscape to ensure our content is optimised for high viewer retention. This involves conducting an in-depth analysis of trends, viewer behaviours and engagement metrics, as well as implementing thorough rounds of feedback on the content produced, to adapt and refine our video content strategy for maximum impact and audience engagement
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including editorial, marketing and sales, to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach to content creation and distribution
  • Direct talent on camera with confidence and expertise, ensuring their performance aligns with the vision and standards of British GQ. Conduct thorough research to uncover engaging talking points and content that resonate with our audience and elevate the quality of our videos
  • Actively incentivise and promote diversity in both on-camera talent and behind-the-scenes crews. Champion a culture of inclusivity, ensuring that our content and workplace reflect a broad spectrum of perspectives and backgrounds, aligning with our commitment to diversity and representation in the media industry


Who you are:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience producing and developing digital videos on various platforms
  • Strong digital-first editorial skills and demonstrated track record in creative execution
  • Experience managing a slate of multiple projects simultaneously
  • A creative and strategic thinker; a mile-a-minute ideas person
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for GQ's editorial point of view, and deep interest in exploring new and innovative opportunities for editorial growth
  • Demonstrated aptitude to work closely with external producers to represent the channel needs
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at any given time
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Proficiency with Premiere and other Abode editing tools