Manager of Programming Strategy

Content & Ops Team | San Francisco

Crunchyroll is seeking a dynamic and highly-motivated leader to serve as Manager of Programming Strategy. Working in tandem with Content Analytics, this role will provide partnership and guidance to leadership via rigorous analysis and insights. These insights will answer questions, force conversations, and ultimately drive key business decisions across acquisitions, editorial, curation and programming. This individual will utilize strong qualitative instincts, industry experience, creative thinking, and internal resources to map trends and forecast programming opportunities while frequently crafting presentations to communicate our strategy.


  • Partner with content analytics group to regularly iterate programming strategy driven by audience and industry trends
  • Manage the day to day programming and scheduling across all distribution platforms
  • Deliver meaningful in-person and written insights on programming trends, performance, the competitive landscape, and audience behavior
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize content distribution based on data, audience preferences, and best practices
  • Work with brands, marketing, and downstream teams to develop programming slate and license 3rd party content (as needed) that matches our brand's voice and long term growth plan
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze industry dynamics in order to formulate robust and timely strategic planning
  • Identify growth opportunities through testing programming, publishing techniques, and promotion


  • 4+ years of work experience in Entertainment, TV, Media industry.
  • Proven experience in identifying opportunities for business optimization and evaluating those initiatives
  • Strong analytical abilities/skills, including data analysis.
  • Possess an affinity for anime. A deep mental library of anime (and its nuances) is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills which will enable candidate to interact with a wide range of personalities/styles and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and effective communications
  • Desire to learn, ability to thrive in entrepreneurial setting, and an infectious passion for making things better

Benefits and Perks: San Francisco Office

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Support program for new parents
  • Catered lunch 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Pet friendly - pet insurance and dog friendly office


What’s with the name, Ellation? We’re all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we’re building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chișinău, and Tokyo to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.


Crunchyroll is the world's most popular anime brand. We’re an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more.  

Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is the entertainment company for gamers. A pioneer in digital entertainment, we’ve spent 16 years fostering a passionate worldwide community around original western-style anime, animation, podcasts, gaming personalities, and comedy content. Rooster Teeth’s diversified business encompasses subscription video, live events, merchandise, brand integrations, licensed studio productions, game development, and more.


VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Viacom’s NickSplat, and more. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Ellation. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.