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Content Strategy Lead Northwest

NBC Sports Group

Location: Portland, OR
Job Status: Full-Time
Posted/Updated: 5/22/2020

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Role Purpose

The Content Strategy Lead will oversee content-producing teams and lead multiplatform strategy, planning and execution for NBC Sports Northwest. As the Official Network of the Portland Trail Blazers, the role includes Blazers coverage in addition to serving local sports, teams and fans throughout the region overall. The position reports directly to the General Manager of NBC Sports Northwest.

  • Collaborate with network General Manager to drive the creation of content strategy and lead the team to execute across NBC Sports Northwest's multiple platforms
  • Develop, execute, and align multi-platform content strategies based upon current and emerging trends in the linear and digital programming space
  • Lead a fully integrated content-producing and programming department that includes live events, news, original content, programming, podcasts, digital and social media
  • Communicate a unified vision, clear direction, and shared goals across all content-producing groups
  • Lead editorial decision-making and manage editorial voice and tone of content for continuity across all platforms
  • Establish a content strategy calendar and specific content executions built around tent pole events
  • Establish a close partnership with Sales to create unique opportunities and solutions for large national and local advertising clients
  • Prioritize monthly and weekly workflow to maximize revenue potential for ad sales team while minimizing operational costs
  • Annual budgeting, monthly forecasting and reporting of content division
  • Utilize research, analytics, and industry trends to enhance engagement and retention across multiple platforms
  • Increase efficiency and productivity through operational integration and technical innovation
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with network content and revenue partners such as sports teams, advertisers, radio stations and other related businesses
  • Partner & engage with the RSN and HQ Content teams and leverage the provided resources, frameworks and guidance to drive consumption across multiple platforms
  • Grow, develop and coach all teams within content and digital divisions
  • Attend necessary multi-platform related NBC Sports Corporate meetings and conference calls, report new initiatives and updates to General Manager and team


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in digital/social and linear programming and content production, ideally in sports media
  • Minimum 7 years of experience managing a large team with demonstrated success as a dynamic leader and builder
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, on nights, weekends or holidays, and be engaged remotely as circumstances require
  • Must work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required

Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Portland, OR
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong production experience including show and live event management and creation, ideally in a major market
  • Creative mindset with strong knowledge of digital first content development
  • 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


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