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Job listing closed on 29 Sept 2023
24 May 2023

Manager, Affiliate Sales & Content Distribution

🇺🇸 Inglewood, CA, USA
🇺🇸 New York City, NY, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$100,000 – US$120,000 per year

Overview / Objective

The NFL Media group is seeking a Manager, Affiliate Sales & Content distribution to support affiliate sales and distribution efforts for NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, and new content distribution initiatives for NFL Media including NFL Media’s FAST channel.


  • This person will have a key role in the development of strategy and execution of the negotiation of carriage agreements with traditional and virtual multi-channel programming distributors (“MVPDs”/”vMVPDs”), as well as new content agreements with emerging digital/OTT platforms.

  • The candidate must be a strategic and analytical thinker that is able to understand and communicate high-level concepts and objectives into practical communication, planning and implementation of those objectives.

  • This position will be involved in developing and implementing strategies for NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, and new content initiatives for NFL Media that grow consumption, drive distribution and increase revenue.

  • This person will be expected to communicate with existing and new content distribution partners in an effective and thoughtful way, at a level required for the NFL’s content partners.

  • This role will support post-deal rollouts, operational and compliance efforts, day-to-day interactions with clients, and develop an understanding of client priorities to help identify distribution and partnership opportunities.

  • Support NFL Network’s video-on-demand (VOD) and TV everywhere (TVE) offerings.

  • Support affiliate distribution process including affiliate authorizations, database management, client hospitality/events, industry/client trade conferences, etc.

  • Ability to work and communicate with legal, finance, product and marketing as integral partners in accomplishing objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in affiliate sales and content distribution or similar position in sports, digital and/or entertainment media.

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Affiliate sales and distribution experience preferred

  • Adept at communication, client interfacing skills, negotiation and possessing a solid understanding of contracts

  • Understanding of broader media landscape and trends

  • Experience in sports or cable television industry preferred

  • General understanding of emerging content distribution trends and business models

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Proven ability to think strategically and analytically.

  • Proven ability to work as a team member across company divisions.

Physical Demands

  • N/A


  • N/A

Salary / Pay Range

This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job in the location(s) specified. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week.

  • FLSA exempt.

  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.

  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.