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Vice President, Platforms & Strategy

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 1/10/2019

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Job Description:

Responsibilities

The Position
The Vice President will oversee and drive the multiplatform content strategy and initiatives across the NBC Sports Regional Networks. This role will report directly to the President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming and work closely with the SVP Live Programming & Content NBC Sports Group in collaboration with General Managers and local digital teams across the NBC Sports Regional Network locations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead the overall direction of the NBC Sports Regional Networks content strategy by developing, executing, and aligning multiplatform strategies based upon current and emerging trends in the linear and digital programming space
  • Manage the Director of Product, RSN Strategy and the Associate Product Manager, RSN Strategy on all innovations and renovations of all digital products including website, mobile app, podcast platforms, VOD and direct-to-consumer.
  • Manage the Sr. Manager Digital Distribution & Growth to increase the availability, consumption, and monetization of the Regional Sports Networks content across a variety of platforms.
  • Collaborate with the product development team to create and evolve best in class distribution portals on all platforms
  • Liaise with General Managers to align the linear and digital businesses as well as lead a multiplatform agenda to drive the fan-based/consumer experience
  • Leverage ratings, market data, and audience research to drive data and analytics that determine effective and sellable strategies
  • Partner with the production teams in the field for delivery of content across various platforms
  • Identify innovative ways to implement new content and monetization strategies across all platforms and communicate plan to key stakeholders across all levels
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with network content and revenue partners such as sports teams, advertisers, and other related businesses
  • Oversee a matrix-structured team of local digital leads, editorial, production, video, marketing, product, and advertising fulfillment
  • Collaborate with other departments, including sales and production, to create and execute programming initiatives to expand the brand
  • Continually analyze (quantitatively and qualitatively) and evaluate the performance of traffic, products and features against goals, and develop recommendations for improvement



Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifitcaions
  • The ideal candidate is both strategic and detail-oriented, as well as a great influencer, with proven leadership experience, and brings a familiarity with the regional sports model
  • This individual must be comfortable working with all levels and geographies of the organization, and across the business, production, technology, and sales teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in multiplatform content and programming ideally in the sports media and/or cable industry with a particular knowledge of local sports media
  • Strong experience in and knowledge of the digital distribution and product fields with the ability to create actionable plans that utilize cutting edge digital opportunities
  • Deep understanding of content strategy with an ability to manage a portfolio of channels and/or programs across different platforms

    Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)


    Desired Characteristics

  • Strong knowledge of linear and nonlinear viewing habits and media consumption patterns and great awareness of the latest trends in a changing media landscape
  • Analytical / strategic thinker, creative problem solver, resourceful, able to initiate change and motivate innovation and creativity
  • Strong leader and persuasive communicator with a vision; proven ability to self-motivate, work independently as well as collaboratively and motivate and inspire a team; excellent writing and verbal presentation skills
  • Exceptional execution-focus with the ability to multi-task and lead wide ranging business initiatives




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