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Overview:

Searching for a President for exciting new multi-platform digital media venture, seed-funded by co-founding Celebrity and next gen Accelerator.

Excited to inform you that JJA Venture search is partnering with Founder Zoe Saldana and business incubator Plus Foundry who are launching BE SE, a new digital media venture for authentic content with a youthful, Latino voice. We are prosecuting the search for and assisting in the selection of a President.

BE SE is tapping into a fast-growing desire for stronger content that’s more representative of the true experience of Latinos in the U.S. – especially millennials – as this demographic continues growing.

Opportunity Snapshot:

BE SE needs a visionary entrepreneur (though not necessarily one who has been a founder before) who can build and execute a new digital media and lifestyle brand from the ground up. This is a rare chance to play a lead role in developing an early stage business with a brilliant, visionary founder, alongside a high-octane entertainment industry advisory team.

Top Role Priorities:

  • Co-lead the development of the story line, the business and go-to-market plans, build and launch a world-class media platform that delivers content to a highly sought after demographic via multi-platform digital.
  • Build the team and own day-to-day operations, overall financial performance of the business and report to the Founder CEO and Board.
  • Develop the intellectual property, programming strategy, monetization approach, outside relationships (brands, agencies, influencers and partners).
  • Bring the BE SE mission to life through an understanding of the cultural experiences and content preferences of Latino Millennials in the U.S.

Ideal President Profile:

  • CONTENT & MEDIA PROPERTIES: Background in Content creation, development and/or curation and experience in a Publisher, Distributor/Portal or Studio/Production Co. (ideally in/around Multi-Platform Digital).
  • FROM THE DOMAIN OR AUDIENCE/DEMO: BE SE’s President will come out of media successfully targeting and reaching Latino audience or from a successful leading edge digital media venture with at least an affinity (but preferably a passion for) the Latino audience.
  • BRANDS & MONETIZATION: Experience working w/ brands: branded content, brand integration & activations, and delivering audiences to brands through digital advertising and marketing.
  • P&L OR MULTI-FUNCTION OPERATOR: Though we’d prefer a sitting President / COO / CEO, the selected candidate will bring at least multi-function General Management and P&L experience.
  • START-UP CHOPS: Been part of a lean & scrappy, high-touch team in a super early (from concept to launch) startup venture that has solved product-market fit and brings the heart and soul of an entrepreneur.

Why BE SE?

This is a startup loaded with leverage from the get-go. Zoe is a franchise player in some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises including Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar! Saldana’s celebrity status creates unique opportunities to collaborate with corporate brand partners early on. BE SE was recently one of just a few companies invited to present at an invite-only community and summit for today’s most creative and inspiring CEOs, CMOs and icons across 70 industries focused on engaging the massive, global youth demo.

The launch is also getting a huge boost from an advisory team of a highly-experienced industry pros helping to operationalize the founder’s vision, including one of Hollywood’s top entertainment attorneys.