Donald Trump’s media company is recruiting for an upcoming streaming service, hoping it will be the right-wing answer to existing streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) described the streaming service TMTG+ in an advertisement posted on Wednesday as “a ‘big tent’ platform providing a wide range of entertainment based on freedom of expression.”
The company has stated that it is looking to hire a content development manager to make programming for TMTG+.
“In addition to our social media platform, True Social, our SVOD [Subscription Video on Demand] The platform TMTG+ will be the home of a variety of unscripted, original scripted content.”
Advertising assumes the role of content development manager “creating and developing internal concepts for unscripted original content, short series episodes and specials”, “keeps up to date on development trends in the network”, ” Non-Scripting Programming”.
In another advertisement, the company posted a requirement for content acquisition professionals “to oversee content licensing and acquisition”.
Advertising is “an exciting opportunity for someone to make their mark on the new and exciting SVOD platform.
Ideal candidates for the role would require “identifying content for licensing, ownership of sources, and negotiating distribution rights on SVOD platforms.”
Trump announced the launch of TMTG in October.
Trump’s spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, previously said the company could be valued at $1.7 billion if a merger with shell company Digital World Acquisition Corp awaits regulatory approval.
TMTG owns both the TMTG+ streaming channel and Truth Social, an app the former president hoped could compete with Twitter after being banned from the platform after the Capitol Uprising on January 6 last year.
Launched in February, Truth Social has been described by the former president as an effort to “fight the big tech” and has struggled to gain momentum after a series of initial blunders.
A few days after launch, users complained that their accounts remained inactive, and by April the platform had seen a 93% drop in downloads compared to March.
According to TMTG’s vision statement posted on the company’s website, chaebols are the answer to “liberal bias.”
“If Big Tech can censor the President of the United States, it can censor anyone,” the statement said.
“To combat this liberal bias and dangerous tech monopoly censorship, Donald J Trump and TMTG plan to create a media and technology company based on social media, digital streaming, information technology infrastructure and more. In 2021, the pendulum of the press has tipped dangerously to the left.”
“TMTG is trying to make the playing field even.”