Director Programming, ,NBC Sports Group
NBC Sports - Stamford, CT

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Role Purpose
The Director, Live Event Acquisitions will be responsible for developing and overseeing new original and live Sports programming.

  • Identify and acquire new programming to achieve subscriber and revenue goals.
  • Implement acquisitions strategies, policies, and budget.
  • Collaborate with SVP to complete negotiations with major content providers.
  • Target potential acquisitions and prepares recommendations and strategies.
  • Implement the specifications and features for new programming and ensure adherence to programming standards and policies.
  • Meet with various content providers to evaluate proposals and manage full process of standard contract negotiations.
  • Manage programming budgets and collaborate with Accounting and Finance departments to discuss accounting implications of network activities.
  • Utilize key metrics to coordinate a formal evaluation process of new programming acquisitions.
  • Direct a team that identifies, researches, and supports acquisition deals.
  • Assist in establishing key metrics to continually evaluate performance of new programming acquisitions.
  • Negotiate with national program suppliers to acquire affiliations for programming content.
  • Oversee the research, evaluation, and acquisition of new programming and associated services.

    Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum seven (7) years live Television Sports programming experience
  • Experience in the day to day programming and production of remote sports events.
  • Proven track record and experience in Sports Cable television rights acquisitions, programming, production, and scheduling with a strong knowledge of Sports network operations
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be a self-starter, assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated leader
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of entertainment and sports programming landscape
  • Strong understanding of sports programming deals

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered (note job #: 9280br)
  • Willingness to travel and work long hours, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work from NBC Sports Group’s Stamford, Connecticut office
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • 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
  • Ability to exhibit flexibility, and relationship building skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and high energy environment
  • Key contacts with teams, leagues, conferences and other content providers in the sports and entertainment industry
  • International sports programming expereince a plus.

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