Job Title: Manager, Global Home Video & Audio
Date Posted: 07-08-2008
Job Location: New York-New York City
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:50K-70K
Company Name: Sesame Workshop
Contact Information: Sesame Workshop   Sesame Workshop (
Job Description:
Sesame Workshop, a not-for-profit educational organization, creates innovative and engaging
content to help all children reach their highest potential. For more than 30 years, the
Workshop has been a global pioneer in educating and entertaining children through multiple
media. The organization grounds its work in research to understand how media helps children
learn, develop and grow. Sesame Workshop is best known as the creators of Sesame Street,
Dragon Tales and Sagwa airing on PBS. 


Sesame Workshop is currently seeking a Manager, Global Home Video & Audio. This position will
be responsible for managing the day-to-day business of the audio and video categories,
worldwide.  Responsibilities range from day-to-day licensee management in order to maximize
audio/video sales, managing video/audio assets and deliverables, and implementing
complementary marketing programs to maximize company-wide support of the content initiatives. 


Major Responsibilities include:

Oversee product development: coordinate with production; packaging and marketing materials
Manage clearance issues for existing and new productions (music, talent)
Work with existing international video & audio partners to maximize business
Coordinate launch of key video titles (domestic and international)
Manage Plaza Sesamo and Electric Company video deals in U.S
 Research and help launch new audio/video programs (i.e. direct response, continuity, The
Electric Company, Pinky Dinky Doo, etc.), as appropriate, to further build the Workshop’s
audio/video business
Develop promotions/premium business – CD & DVD samplers
    Develop and execute marketing programs in support of the above, including multi-licensee
promotional programs
Work with finance and shared services to oversee accurate royalty reporting and timely
Oversee collection of licensee’s forecasts, business and marketing plans
Conduct competitive licensing/ industry analysis to benchmark category business and identify
missed opportunities both domestic and internationally


The position requires knowledge of the audio/video industries or other comparable children’s
products segments, familiarity with domestic and international marketing strategies, retail,
and licensing and/or other strong negotiating background.  The ideal candidate will have an
understanding and appreciation of the Workshop’s mission and the ability to work with the
creators/producers of the content in a team-orientation.  Knowledge of 3rd party rights
obligations and P&L planning is also a plus.


To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to or fax to 212-875-6088. EOE/M/F/D/V

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