VP Content & Productions

Paris, Île-de-France, FranceFull-time

Company Description

We are P.O.P.

With 53 millions of tracks and a presence in 180 countries, Deezer is the most personal music streaming service in the world.

Behind the code and the pixels is our team of 500 music lovers, and we’re building something incredible together. Want in? If you’re looking for an adventure, not just a job, and you fancy seeing ideas come to life in a heartbeat, you’re in the right place.

We are P.O.P.: Passionate + Optimistic + Proud. Nothing can stop us!

Job Description

How about you?

We are looking for our Vice President Content & Productions, reporting to our Chief Product and Content Officer.

You will be responsible for driving new content on to the Deezer platform, across multiple geographies.

Also, have overall responsibility for all aspects of music and non-music content including programming strategy, commissioning, production, global playlisting as well as working closely with marketing and PR to ensure the content is exploited effectively.

What you will do?

The core focus of the Vice President Content & Productions will be to:

  • Develop, implement and evolve a compelling content strategy. Build and continually evaluate strategy to align with consumers’ evolving needs and overall market trends. Determine user segmentation, prioritization of content verticals and programming strategy;
  • Build best-in-class content organization and infrastructure.  Identify and attract digitally savvy content leaders across genres.  Develop standards and systems - both human and technological -  to support real-time implementation of content strategy. Work with all editorial teams globally to ensure a best-practice structure is in place and being followed
  • Build a business-savvy content company.  Identify and build relationships with suppliers. Create/commission innovative, high-quality non-music content to reach new audiences via the Deezer platform. Facilitate integration of content activities within marketing campaigns to drive usage and revenue. 
  • Oversee exclusive productions across Deezer geographies, set the tone and secure compliance with the brand.

Ultimately, the job of the Vice President Content & Productions is to think like a commissioner/producer/marketer, leading the development of content initiatives in all forms to grow the business. 


What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will have minimum 10 years of experience, likely currently be producing, programming or commissioning content in the audio arena, either radio or digital audio, or in the newspaper or linear space, where there is a strong audio connection. The ideal candidate will also have the commercial experience and expertise to turn programming investment into attracting and retaining listeners.  And of course, ambitious to be part of a team to grow and further enhance the continued success of Deezer!

Requirements for the role include:

  • Demonstrable strength in creative leadership and strategy, including the ability to develop a new content strategy and deliver execution;
  • Strong and demonstrable data-driven approach to content strategy (managing relevant KPIs, ROI…)
  • Ability to adapt to different functional requirements, from commissioning, acquisition, production and scheduling;
  • A "Content Leader" with experience in comedy, sport or talk shows…but an ability to flex across different genres (ability to be ‘edgy’ in terms of programming i.e., ‘tabloid taste’ combined with out of the box thinking)
  • An understanding of the Deezer market and cultural empathy with the audience
  • Clarity of vision coupled with self-assurance, confidence and the ability to think quickly and rigorously, and to execute and deliver;
  • Strong people leadership and influencing skills; ability to deliver commissions and programming strategies that work across multiple geographies;
  • Thrives in a team setting with clear leadership skills to motivate, energize and develop the team, forge a collaborative spirit and engender trust and respect across the business;
  • Entrepreneurial drive and energy, independent thinking and resourcefulness;
  • Experience in radio or related medium
  • International profile with foreign language ability

Additional Information


- Start-up environment and philosophy
- Highly motivated and product-focused people ready to drive innovation
- In-house Deezer Sessions with your favorite artists, gig tickets
- Hackathons & meetups
- Friday drinks, summer and winter parties
- A stocked kitchen with free drinks and snacks
- Areas to relax and collaborate with beanbags, guitars and table football
- An ‘at home’ vibe, with great outdoor spaces
- Gym access, with lunch-time yoga, pilates and thai boxing classes

If you feel like this is the right opportunity for you, press play!

We are an equal opportunity employer.