Commissioning Editor at Anonymous Employer

This is a job opportunity from an anonymous employer targeted towards interested individuals in Lagos. Applicants are needed for the available position of a Commissioning Editor. Please look through the full details of the position below:

  • Job Title: Commissioning Editor

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Basic Qualification: Degree
  • Work experience: 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Advertising and Media


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Job Summary

Our Client is looking to hire a suitable candidate to fill this position with responsibilities to plan, develop and commission creative Reality and Entertainment, Advertiser funded, and scripted content for local productions that achieves set objectives and manage productions.

Commissioning Editor


  • Develop innovative new programs taking into consideration the Channel positioning and strategy
  • Spot new trends in content and specific genres, new territories, and approaches to contemporary programs
  • Ensure commissioned content achieves set ratings
  • Ensure programming meets targets for audience ratings and is commercially viable
  • Write commission brief according to channel strategy
  • Commission content briefs to Industry
  • Review and assess program proposals
  • ▪Invite production houses to pitch proposals
  • Select successful proposals in alignment with channel content strategy
  • Provide feedback to production companies
  • Manage Production
  • Spot check and give editorial input on all programs at the online and offline stages.
  • Manage all productions houses strictly to contractual deliverables and ensure all contracts agreements are signed prior to production
  • View and give editorial input on all programs at the online and offline stages.
  • Approve scripts and shooting and casts for all programs.
  • Take overall editorial responsibility for programs, and ensure that programmes satisfy M-Net editorial standards
  • All episodes and promos are considered against NBC standards and assessed for risk within the target audience
  • Ensure producers deliver programs and promotional material as per the agreed schedule
  • Approve all final programs for broadcast
  • Ensure content is delivered on time for multiplatform
  • Manage performance of commissioned Programmes
  • Monitor commissioned program performance against set business targets
  • Develop contingency plans where improvements are required
  • Ensure a competitive cost per episode for each production house
  • Monitor line item (Producer, Director, Script, Overhead, talents, Insurance) is within the agreed budget
  • Ensure compilation of variance reports from production house on expenditure
  • Ensure monthly installment paid has corresponding ancillary documents delivered
  • Ensure strict adherence to schedule ‘D” delivery specifications by production houses
  • Deliver content to the media operations department within the stipulated time required
  • Adherence to time codes for all content delivered
  • Compilation of ancillary documents required and sign off by Head of the production
  • All marketing and promo materials were delivered before TX.


  • Minimum academic qualification of a Degree in Film and Television/ /Scriptwriting
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an executive producer, series producer, or commissioning
  • Extensive entertainment and broadcasting industry knowledge and experience
  • Proven record in delivering successful large reality and/or scripted entertainment content
  • Proven record in developing successful local reality formats, scripted series, and general entertainment series
  • Extensive understanding of audiences
  • Deep knowledge of current and future content trends in multiple markets and platforms
  • Managing large production budgets
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Rights management(content)
  • Editorial judgment
  • Risk Management
  • Audience knowledge
  • Relationship Building
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Innovative
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Holistic Thinking

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