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Job Opening: Live Sports Production Manager


Position: Live Sports Production Manager
Company: Facebook
Location: Menlo Park CA US

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we’re just getting started. Facebook is looking for a deeply experienced Manager of Video Production for Live Sports Programming. This role will lead our core sports partnerships with producers, creators, studios and media companies around the world to produce live sports that is well-suited for new and emerging consumption patterns and mobile and social viewing experiences that bring people and communities closer together. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of overseeing physical production and budgeting, solid sports industry relationships and a deep understanding of the media ecosystem and social media distribution strategies. This is a full-time position based out of our New York or Menlo Park office. Manage overall live sports production process and serve as the content consultant for the Sports Programming team

Serve as the single point of contact for live sports production that optimizes for on-platform features, community engagement and key performance metrics.

Create FB Live Sports production creative guidelines for partners by consulting with various internal and external stakeholders to creatively plan and translate existing fan behaviors, on-platform data and new product strategies into new visual forms of live sports on Facebook

Lead the creation of visionary live sports content with partners around the world as well as seamless integration of engagements with external agencies, vendors or crews that are necessary to support broader goals

Influence new product strategies with insights and experience from managing multiple production projects concurrently focused on mobile / social production

Define, communicate, implement and monitor technical quality standards and creative integrity on all live sports deals

Manage and build strong production partner relationships

Continue to proactively learn about product creative strategy and also be able to educate cross-functional partners and internal team members on the latest product developments BA or BS Degree

7+ years of experience in leading production in live sports or live digital video in the US sports / TV industry

Understanding of Facebook products that drive community and fan engagement

Knowledge of live TV production hardware/software and integration of social/mobile content and features

Experienced with production innovative in live video and experimentation with live sports content

Experience leading a team in a cross-functional work setting

Communication and presentation skills, and the ability to clarify and summarize issues

Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment

Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

Collaboration and relationship-building skills and the ability to develop working relationships

Understanding in social media trends related to sports

Attention to detail and visual communication skills

Ability to communicate ideas, decisions, and reasoning to a broad audience, including peers and leadership teams.

Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.

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