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11 May 2024

General Manager, Media Operations & Strategy

🇺🇸 Houston, TX, USA
Full Time
7+ years exp.

Summary:

The Media Operations & Strategy General Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Astros and Rockets’ jointly-owned Regional Sports Network, SCHN. and working in conjunction with the Board to identify and implement media strategies in support of the Astros and Rockets. This position is based out of the Space City Home Network office, at 1201 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board on areas including long-term strategic planning, opportunities within the national and regional sports media landscape, and enhancing the Astros and Rockets brands across all available forms of media.
  • Serve as the day-to-day leader of SCHN, including budget review and approval, oversight of affiliate relations and sales, and overall management of the network and its personnel.
  • Oversee all aspects of management & accountability of the SCHN P&L.
  • Positively represent SCHN and communicate its vision and direction through active engagement and involvement within the organization and the community.
  • Provide clear and consistent direction while being the point of contact and liaison for all regional efforts with programming partners, the executive team and local staff to ensure that overall business objectives are met and exceeded.
  • Hold individuals and teams accountable by setting clear goals and objectives and ensuring results are achieved through coaching and performance management.
  • Build a highly collaborative work environment ensuring that the organization’s assets (time, money and airtime) are spent on the highest priority items.
  • Actively manage the sales department for the region with effective forecasting and pipeline management, strong goals and measures for attainment, management of strong relationships with sponsors and partners while meeting or exceeding targets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7+ years of executive leadership experience in the sports media industry
  • Experienced, passionate leader who can spot, attract and grow talent and ensure an effective succession pipeline within the organization.
  • Passionate knowledge of regional sports teams as well as major sports leagues (NBA, MLB)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative work environment with multi-disciplinary teams.


Work Environment

Position will work in an office and stadium environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Must be able to work in all types of outdoor weather conditions and within a stadium environment.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and focused vision.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including extended hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Travel

Moderate travel may be expected for this position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability

The above information is intended to describe the general nature, type and level of work to be performed. The information is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The individual selected may perform other related duties as assigned or requested. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals in performing the essential functions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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