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Executive Director, CW Sports

CW Network

Remote / Virtual 05-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The CW is both a top broadcast TV network in the US and a fast-growing, ad-supported streaming service. With a network that reaches 100% of US television households and a streaming footprint on all major platforms, The CW reaches audiences at scale on both linear and digital television. The CW streaming service is available for free to consumers and is home to the latest episodes and seasons of The CW's primetime programming, live streaming of CW Sports content, and a library of entertaining film and television content for on-demand viewing. The CW is 75%-owned by Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), a leading diversified media company and 25%-owned by Warner Bros. and CBS.

The Job:

The CW Television Network is currently in search of an Executive Director, CW Sports to join our burgeoning sports team. We're on the lookout for a seasoned, versatile, and driven team player to bolster our support for a range of sports properties, including the NASCAR Xfinity Series, ACC Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Pac-12 Football, Inside the NFL, and LIV Golf. The ideal candidate will boast extensive expertise in both live sports remote and studio production, along with a proven track record of fostering cross-functional relationships with sales, marketing, communications, affiliate relations, and monetization teams.

The Daily:
• Provide creative production support for sales and marketing initiatives across all sports properties.
• Serve as a liaison with operations to ensure seamless execution of commercial and promotional traffic during live events.
• Take editorial lead on the on-air sports ticker and act as the primary contact for its integration into live events.
• Manage relationships with Business Affairs concerning all sports contracts, including programming terms, distribution obligations, game selection, and scheduling.
• Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for weekend sports programming for both the network and affiliates.
• Assume officer-of-the-day responsibilities for live events, overseeing communication with social media teams, the communications department, and network production vendors.
• Conduct evaluations of production quality and on-air talent following each broadcast.

The Essentials:
• Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred.
• 7+ years of leadership/management experience in live sports production at a national broadcast network or cable outlet preferred. Regional sports network experience is acceptable.
• Editorial expertise in live event game and studio production.
• Proficiency in managing sports television budgets and understanding network operational conditions and procedures.
• Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
• Flexibility to work weekends, nights, and some holidays.
• Travel is a required component of this role. The candidate must be willing to travel to selected live events to represent the network's interests.

Location:
• The CW's headquarters in Burbank, CA. Frequent travel is a critical part of this role, requiring flexibility and the ability to work from various locations to meet business needs.

The Compensation:
• $155 - $210k /yr commensurate with experience and skill levels.

If you are a creative individual with a passion for sports television and the skills to execute and help build a new sports division, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzvx5q-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $155,000 to $210,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
CW Network

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