Vice President, General Manager-Comcast SportsNet Northwest

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Company Name NBC Universal
Location OR
Date Posted October 26, 2012
Category Default
Job Type Full-Time

Description

About Us:  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, and CSS. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information see ComcastSportsNet.com.
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.

Reporting to the Group President, NBC Sports, the Vice President/General Manager will manage the day-to-day operations and drive the growth of Comcast SportsNet – Northwest. This position is responsible for increasing viewership, increasing distribution and establishing the brand of the network.


Currently, we are seeking the ideal candidate to perform the following responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and development of short and long term objectives for Comcast SportsNet – Northwest, including oversight of the programming and production functions as well as marketing and administration functions that support the network to ensure the attainment of profit and operational goals.
  • Strategically work with NBC Sports Regional Networks sales team (Distribution and Advertising) to anticipate challenges and opportunities, to position the Network and leverage value proposition, and to achieve distribution and national ad revenue goals.
  • Project and manage expenses and forecast revenues to meet annual budget goals; accountable for profit/loss results and the attainment of current and long-range objectives for the Network.
  • Represent the Network as a respected public figure in the sports business community.
  • Foster positive and productive relationships with partners, teams, agents, program suppliers, press, etc.
  • Continue cultivation and future growth of brand at a critical juncture in its emergence as a compelling sports destination.
  • Continue to improve the Network’s’ program offering through aggregating quality sports properties, developing new unique original series concepts and pursuing excellence in production.
  • Leverage content to create new media business opportunities for sports fans online, on demand and on handheld mobile devices.
  • Work within the company’s strategic and policy framework, execute business policies and operating plans and communicate strategic direction to direct reports.
  • Liaison with partners of the Company through day to day communication on issues and developments of the business.