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Partnership Operations Manager - Sports

CBS Interactive

Burbank, CA 11-02-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


Division Overview:
Our Distribution & Operations team works on expanding distribution of our best-in-class CBS content across multiple types of digital partnerships and business models, including (but not limited to) transactional, ad-supported streaming, subscription video on demand (with CBS All Access), and digital OTT products and partnerships. We are a diverse and agile team that works in an exciting and fast-paced environment, working cross-functionally across different departments and partnering with multiple technology/distribution partners to ensure that we bring CBS content to consumers, however and wherever they want to consume content.

Role Details:

The Partnership Operations Manager - Sports will play a key role as a foundational member of our growing business operations function, working closely with our digital OTT partners focusing on our Sports content. In this role, the Partnership Operations Manager - Sports will be closely involved in tracking and managing the Sports programming pipeline, will lead daily operational tasks that drive operational efficiency for distribution of this content, and will spearhead the management of Sports content with partners, troubleshooting releases as needed. They will also work closely with the Director, Partnership Operations and other key team members to address priority strategic questions, while working on projects aimed to streamline operations and processes that help drive growth and revenue. The Partnership Operations Manager - Sports is expected to lead all Sports-related launches, and be involved with a varying range of projects, and will be expected to interact and manage relationships with cross-functional teams both externally and internally.

Your Day-to-Day:
• Support the launch of all Sports content and its day-to-day management needs across our highly visible digital OTT partners
• Manage the Sports Programming slate for distribution to digital OTT partners; prepare all Sports content for avails to digital OTT partners
• Support the video operations team with prioritization of the delivery of appropriate digital sports assets to each partner
• Develop and iterate on Sports-specific operational specs and documentation based upon changing processes
• Work cross-functionally with content teams, video operations, and other internal teams to help partners launch our steady flow of Sports content
• Conduct regular product audits across various platforms for consistency
• Conduct daily tracking and communication of competitive developments
• Collect and gather industry research to develop business insights and recommendations to support the business strategy and operational decision making
• Identify market trends, research reports and frequent business analyses for special projects

Key Projects:
• Drive processes and find efficiency to help scale Sports operations to support our growing digital OTT business
• Partner closely with digital OTT partners to help expand distribution of premium Sports content across multiple services and platforms domestically


What you bring to the team:

You have -
• 3+ years of previous experience in a client/external facing partner and operations management role within a media company or digital MVPD(s) or OTT SVOD service(s), project management, and relevant post-production or interactive roles
• Previous experience working on Sports content; either in a programming or distribution function; passion and demonstrated interest in Sports content is a must
• Demonstrated strong EQ with the ability to work cross functionally with various and diverse teams both internally and externally
• A demonstrated strong understanding of the digital linear streaming, SVOD, VOD space
• Strong proficiency in MS office applications, especially Power Point and Excel
• Experience with content tracking and content management tools
• Strong communication and organization skills - verbal, written, and presentation
• Exceptional work ethic with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team, act proactively and drive resolution
• Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and results-oriented with an entrepreneurial spirit who will be able to work well under pressure, escalate when needed, and quickly adapt to change in a fast-paced work environment
• Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask is a necessity

You might also have -
• Experience with scripting and database creation is a plus

FUNCTION: Business Development

Company Profile
CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.