Full Time Job

Manager, Sports Programming


New York, NY 06-09-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

This role will manage the partner content and editorial strategy for tentpole events (Olympics, FIFA World Cup) and other Sports priorities across NBCU's various distribution partnerships with traditional and emerging online video distributors. You will be responsible for finding innovative solutions to drive video usage and engagement across a variety of platforms, models, and consumer access points. You will manage the requirements, execution, performance, and profitability of projects, including project definition, justification, development, and delivery. The successful candidate will act as a subject matter expert and product champion, communicating across all key stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Drive multi-platform video performance and monetization through collaborative programming and product initiatives, successful project management, and active cultivation of internal partnerships.
• Responsible for strategic vision and rationale, definition of requirements, and cross-functional execution of initiatives.
• Identify and define platform-based content-led initiatives in collaboration with all departments and levels within the company including Networks, Operations, Marketing, Ad Sales, Finance, Legal, Business Development & Sales, and DTC.
• Utilize data insights, competitive analysis, and market trends to assess fit, feasibility, and financial impact of product and partnership growth opportunities.
• Drive projects from conceptualization to completion.
• Partner with Tech & Ops teams to ensure that product deployments perform in accordance with client expectations and content distribution rights
• Understand legal context and contractual commitments

Manage forecast models to predict cross-platform video viewership for initiatives

• Bachelor's degree
• At least 3 years of program management, partnership, product, business development, or network programming experience within tech or media & entertainment industries
• Outstanding communication and project supervision skills
• Proven ability to both lead and work collaboratively with cross-functional groups, including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Network, and Research leadership
• Ability to synthesize and translate complex concepts and messages for both business and technical audiences
• Entrepreneurial thinker with the ability to craft stories in PowerPoint around strategic initiatives and get stakeholder buy-in to drive projects forward
• Rich quantitative and analytical skill set
• Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially PowerPoint and Excel
Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered (note job#: TBD)
• Willingness to work overtime and on weekends with short notice
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Characteristics
• Sports enthusiast
• Passion for developing and delivering high quality, content-driven experiences for consumers
• Experience converting business ideas and research into thoughtful and timely product initiatives with an emphasis on revenue and performance
• Tech-savvy with a strong conceptual understanding of digital media technologies; knowledge of relevant trends that could impact the organization's business short-term and long-term
• Excellent track record identifying product opportunities
• Proven ability to develop relationships at all levels with legal, technical, creative, and executive team members
• Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to fast changing business conditions

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy4qkq-3-238-24-209-42 in your application.