The CTHRA Cable Programmers / Broadcast Networks Survey is an industry specific compensation survey conducted annually to provide competitive compensation information to cable programmers, television and satellite radio broadcasters and any entity that provides and/or produces content with mobile, internet, film, commercial and related entities.  The Survey invites participation from cable programmers, broadcast networks, digital media and technology companies, on demand and internet streaming content providers or other content companies with related programming positions.

Forty-five companies — representing 105 networks and approximately 28,000 employees — are using the 2018 Croner CTHRA Survey data to understand current market trends and to establish rational market compensation levels in their organizations. Participant companies include all five national broadcast networks and all 20 of the most watched national cable networks, as well as companies who create content for internet channels.

Four hundred and three positions at all levels are reported, in functions such as general management, programming, creative production, technical production, post production, remote operations, library, affiliate and media relations, community affairs, market research, digital distribution, advertising sales, affiliate advertising sales, advertising sales operations, legal and business affairs and G&A.

View the positions covered in the 2017 Survey: 2018 CTHRA Programmers Position Grid

Participant Companies
 

2018 Participant Companies:
Altice USA, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc.
AMC Networks Inc.
AT&T
BBC Studios Americas Inc.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
CBS Corporation
Charter Communications, Inc.
Crown Media Holdings, Inc.
Discovery, Inc.
Disney ABC Television Group
ESPN, Inc.
Fanduel Group (TVG Network)
Fox Networks Group, Inc.
Fox News Network, LLC
Fuse Media
Game Show Network, LLC
Home Box Office, Inc.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hulu, LLC
INSP, LLC
ION Media Networks, Inc.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Madison Square Garden
MLB Network, LLC
National Basketball Association
National Football League
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Public Broadcasting Service
QVC, Inc.
Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC
The E.W. Scripps Company
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Univision Communications Inc.
VEVO LLC
Viacom Media Networks
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

 

Position Grids & Job Families Reported
 

To view a pdf of the complete list of positions by family and by level, please click here:

2018 CTHRA Programmers Position Grid

Job Families:

  • General Management
  • Digital Media
  • Program Acquisitions
  • Original Programming
  • Program Development
  • Current Programming
  • On-Air Promotions
  • Program Scheduling
  • Talent Relations
  • Music Content
  • Producing
  • Digital Video Producing
  • Multimedia Producing
  • Digital Journalist
  • Digital Anchor
  • Digital Coordinator
  • Preediting
  • Coordinating Producing
  • Assignment Editing
  • Content or News Editing
  • Research
  • Production Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Technical Ops
  • Show Direction
  • Technical Direction
  • Camera Operations
  • Audio Technology
  • Editorial Graphics Producing
  • Lighting
  • Network Operations
  • Coordination
  • Closed Captioning
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • Satellite Systems Engineering
  • Quality Control
  • Media Operations
  • Encoding
  • Broadcast Operations
  • Master Control
  • Advanced Technology
  • Post Production
  • Audio Editing / Mixing
  • Character Generation
  • Library
  • Digital Assets
  • Writing / Producing
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Design
  • Motion Graphics Design
  • Production Art
  • Creative Services
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Brand / Product Marketing
  • Media Planning
  • Events Marketing
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Digital Partner Marketing
  • Broadcaster Affiliate Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Community Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • Market and/or Audience Research
  • Home Entertainment Distribution
  • International Distribution
  • Advertising Sales
  • Advertising Sales Planning
  • Advertising Sales Analysis
  • Integrated Sales & Marketing
  • Affiliate Sales
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Sales Operations
  • Advertisement Inventory
  • Advertisement Traffic
  • Premium Channel Sales Training
  • Legal and/or Business Affairs
  • Legal Counsel
  • Contract Administration
  • Standards & Practices
  • Rights & Clearances
  • Licensing
  • Business Development
  • Anti-Piracy
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Production Accounting
  • Royalty Accounting
  • Production Financial Analysis
  • Technology

Policy Data Reported
 

The Full Report of Results covers policies and practices, including the following subjects:

  • Corporate Operating Statistics
  • Span of Control Statistics
  • Salary Adjustment Budgets
  • Formal Short Term Incentive Plans
  • Advertising Sales Organization Design
  • Advertising Sales Incentive Plan Design
  • Long Term Incentive Plan Design

To view a sample policy data table, click here:  Sample Plan Design Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Data Reported
 

To view a sample position page from the report, click here:

Sample Position Information - Exec, Standard, Ad Sales

The Compensation Data Report includes the following compensation elements for each position:

  • Number of Incumbents Reported
  • Number of Companies with Match
  • Geographic Composition
  • FLSA Status
  • STI Eligibility
  • STI Awards Received
  • STI Targets
  • LTI Eligibility
  • LTI Awards Received
  • Base Salary
  • Target Total Cash Compensation
  • Actual Total Cash Compensation
  • Actual Cash Awards as % of Base Salary
  • Annualized NPV of LTI Awards
  • Total Direct Compensation
  • Paired Comparison Postion Match Analysis for Base Salary, Actual Total Cash Compensation and Total Direct Compensation
  • Differentials (of average pay between organization levels by job family category)

Data Cuts Reported Where Relevant:

Geographic Area
U.S. Region
Metropolitan Area

Size of Company
Revenue
Subscribers

Industry Segment
Cable Programmers
National Broadcast Networks
Other Media

Survey Schedule
 

2019 Survey Planning Meeting: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, Georgia
2019 Data Effective Date: March 1, 2019
2019 Questionnaire Distribution: March 2019
2019 Completion Deadline: April 2019
2019 Full Report of Results Published: September 2019
2019 Review of Results Webinar: November 2019
2019 Salary Budgets Survey Supplement: August 2019

 

Participation Fees
 

2019 Participation Fee The fee to participate in the 2018 Survey is $8,700.

Purchase of the Current Report By signing a Participation Agreement to participate in the 2019 Survey, a company may purchase the 2018 Report for $16,600.

Custom Cut of Data for Participants 
For an additional fee, a participant company may select a subset of companies from the participant list for a custom cut of the data set. A minimum selection of ten companies is required.  A custom cut of the data set for "All Incumbents" is $550. A custom rerun of the data set including all data cuts is $950.

 

Confidentiality
 

Confidentiality Policy. The Croner Company conducts this Survey as an independent third party on behalf of the Survey's participants. The Croner Company guards the confidentiality of each participant's data as well as that of the Survey report. Survey reports, data, special analyses and results are distributed to Survey participants only and will not be sold or otherwise distributed to non participants by The Croner Company or any third party unless required to be produced by legal process. Non participants may obtain the report only by agreeing, in writing, to participate in the following year's Survey.

All Survey participants are required to sign a statement that confirms that they will abide by confidentiality standards and not share usernames or passwords, make copies, allow copies to be made, distribute electronic files, or otherwise reproduce or share any part of the Survey report results or data with non participating organizations, divisions, entities or individuals.

CTHRA
 

CTHRA members benefit from exceptional educational, networking and industry resources. Companies who are not members of CTHRA are encouraged to join. To learn more, please visit the CTHRA website at cthra.com.

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