Donald Trump’s media company is recruiting for its next streaming service in hopes it will become the right-wing answer to existing streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) made the announcement in an announcement published on Wednesday that described the streaming service, called TMTG+, as “a ‘Big Tent’ platform providing broad-based entertainment based on free speech.”
He stated that the company was looking to hire a content development manager to create programming for TMTG+.
He added that “in addition to the social media platform Truth Social, our SVOD [Subscription Video on Demand] The TMTG+ platform will be home to a wide variety of original, unscripted and scripted content.”
The ad described the content development manager’s role as someone who will “generate and develop internal concepts for original unscripted content, short series episodes, and specials,” stay “up-to-date on developing trends on the networks,” and “will will keep you abreast of emerging talent and upcoming unscripted programming.”
In another announcement, the company posted a requirement for a content acquisition professional to “oversee content licensing and acquisition.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for someone to put their stamp on an exciting new SVOD platform,” the announcement read.
The ideal candidate for the position will be required to “identify content for licensing, source ownership, and negotiate distribution rights for our SVOD platform.”
Trump had announced that he would start TMTG in October.
Liz Harrington, Trump’s spokeswoman, had previously said the company could be valued at $1.7 billion if a merger with shell company Digital World Acquisition Corp goes through pending regulatory approval.
TMTG owns both the streaming channel TMTG+ and Truth Social, an app the former president hoped could compete with Twitter after he was banned from using the platform following the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill last year.
Truth Social, which launched in February and was described by the former president as an effort to “fight big tech,” has struggled to gain traction after a series of initial failures.
Days after its debut, users complained that their accounts remained disabled and in April that platform had witnessed a 93 percent drop in downloads compared to March.
According to TMTG’s vision statement on the company’s website, the conglomerate is a response to “liberal bias.”
“If Big Tech can censor the President of the United States, then they can censor anyone,” the statement said.
“To counteract this liberal bias and the dangerous exercise of tech monopoly censorship, Donald J Trump and TMTG intend to create a media and technology company rooted in social media, digital broadcasting, information technology infrastructure and plus. In the year 2021, the media pendulum has swung dangerously to the left,” he added.
“TMTG intends to level the playing field.”