International streaming service, Amazon, is on a hiring spree in South Africa, with thirteen positions advertised to fill posts at the Amazon Studios and Prime Video Africa divisions.
The positions include three senior managers, a creative director, one recruiter and recruitment manager, and various production executive roles for scripted and unscripted original Amazon series.
The job descriptions stated further that Amazon seeks to expand its Prime Video operations and enrich its product offering for subscribers in Africa.
The streaming service is also looking for an executive to develop unscripted shows (reality TV) in South Africa.
The advertisement also included a position for a scripted series development executive whose main task will be developing original Amazon shows in South Africa.
Some Cape Town-based positions are focused on developing Prime Video’s operations in countries like Nigeria.
The platform is looking to hire a senior scripted series development executive for Amazon Studios Local Originals (South Africa).
Amazon Studios’ South African scripted series development executive will evaluate proposals and pitches in keeping with Amazon leadership’s strategy for South Africa.
The suitor will communicate with the creative community daily to suggest potential new projects to Amazon Studios’s US-based leadership and cultivate talent at all levels.
The suitor will also work as the local creative executive on several original scripted series projects, providing support from pitch to production.
Amazon Studios’ senior unscripted development executive should be based in Cape Town and will be part of the Africa Originals team, supporting the creative demands of the non-scripted series.
The suitor will assist the leadership of Amazon Studios select, develop, produce and greenlight projects, and building relationships.
The candidate should have a broad connection of working relationships with top directors, producers, and other on- and off-screen talent within the South African industry.
Other positions Amazon is looking to fill include senior brand manager, senior research manager, production executive for unscripted South Africa, and creative director.