South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) - BUSINESS MANAGER: MPUMALANGA COMBO : South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)



Job Summary


•South African Broadcasting Corporation is looking for a Business Manager

Duties and Responsibilities


•Develop and implement station strategy in line with overall SABC Radio strategy and business objectives.
•Guide the development and implementation of programming and marketing plans aligned to audience needs and mandate obligations.
•Develop and evaluate business plans in line with brand requirements and financial sustainability.
•Communicate station strategy to all staff and supporting departments to ensure alignment.
•Oversee and monitor the marketing of station/s to ensure support for financial sustainability, audience growth and brand awareness.
•Identify and exploit alternative revenue streams with internal and external stakeholders.
•Monitor and oversee the delivery of high quality programme content.
•Facilitate and support creative process by both marketing and programming teams.
•Facilitate the commissioning of research and ensure optimal utilisation of research findings in critical decision making.
•Monitor and ensure that content developed for the station/s is in line with the mandate.
•Facilitate talent scouting initiatives and implement development plans.
•Develop and implement business plans to ensure schedule stability.
•Compile and manage the utilisation of station budget.
•Monitor and manage station financial performance in line with the mandate and SABC’s sustainability goals.
•Manage the contracting and payment of independent contractor as well as other service providers
•Ensure compliance with corporate governance and adhere to SABC policies and procedures.
•Develop and implement the Standard Operating Procedures as well as other necessary controls to ensure accountability and delivery of high quality services.
•Address audit findings including consequence management, and close all gaps in compliance.
•Oversee the management of risks to protect organisational integrity, create value, prevent financial losses and ensure compliance with applicable policies and legislations.
•Maintain close relations with Sales and Adventure in order to adequately define stations’ revenue requirements and close gaps.
•Initiate trade marketing activities in consultation with Sales and Corporate Affairs.
•Provide continuous feedback to senior management and station team regarding operational status and strategy performance.
•Closely manage external and internal stakeholders in order to ensure optimal delivery on PBS mandate as well as revenue.
•Contract and evaluate staff performance in accordance with organizational Performance Management System and policy
•Ensure adequate staffing for workload and effective leadership (including leave Management).
•Effective briefing of and communication with departmental staff
•Complete personal Development Plans (PDP) for all staff members
Provide a conducive work environment that supports creativity and personal.
•Coach, mentor and guide junior employees.
•Provide leadership on the retention and attraction of staff, and champion succession planning.

Qualifications and Experience


•Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Communications/Media Studies/Business Administration or equivalent qualification.
•Business acumen. Post graduate qualification in management.
•6 years’ experience in broadcasting environment of which 3 years should be in Radio Station management level
Understanding of ICASA regulations, South Africa’s Constitution, all broadcasting and other relevant legislation, BCCSA Code of Conduct, SABC editorial policies, and other quality assurance tools.
•Advanced knowledge and understanding of Radio production processes and systems.
•Excellent understanding of the South African and international media space.
•Experience in planning, budgeting for and executing special broadcasts and projects.
•Strategic thinking and ability to improvise and innovate.
•Marketing and Advertising regulations and policies.
•Excellent communication skills.
Business writing.
•Ability to work under pressure.
Project management skills.
•Networking and stakeholder management.
•Digital media and computer skills.

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