London - Central

11 month MTC



VP of Acquisitions – C4213

11 month maternity cover contract.

An excellent opportunity at a global entertainment company, which requires a highly experienced acquisitions expert to manage their acquisitions process from identification of programming through to agreement of contract.


Our client is an international entertainment group who produce, acquire and distribute a range of television programming. 



Reporting to the CEO, you will manage the overall acquisition process for content from around the world, excluding North America, from initial submission and investment appraisal to negotiation and contract.

Key Responsibilities –

  • Identify, evaluate and procure programming  (mostly unscripted) from producers and broadcasters
  • Seek out and build new producer relationships, and manage existing producer relationships, from fielding enquiries to ensuring they are kept updated on sales and activity
  • Devise and manage development and first look deals
  • Negotiate commercial terms of distribution deals and close deals in consultation with CEO
  • Work closely with both sales and marketing teams to develop marketing strategy for each new project.


You will have a wealth of experience in a similar acquisitions role, ideally dealing primarily with unscripted content, and will have a high level of expertise in securing strategic relationships with producers through first look and development deals.

You’ll be an excellent communicator and negotiator with a strong commercial acumen and a proactive work ethic.



An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.


What to EXPECT 

  • Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.

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