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Group Executive Producer (Remote)

The Athletic

The Athletic

United States
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
About Us
The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
About the Role
The Athletic is ambitiously expanding its coverage of sports leadership and personal development. We need an energetic and passionate producer with a strong background in journalism to lead our initiative in this leadership space. This job would oversee the launch of a new coverage area encompassing podcasts, video, newsletter and more. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment while bringing a creative vision of how to elevate and distinguish our content as well as the ability to identify and develop ideas that will generate commercial revenue.
This a remote job based in the United States or Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a big-picture, conceptual vision for our sports leadership and personal development coverage that will extend well beyond traditional coverage in the space to attract new audiences in sports leadership and personal development.
  • Expand coverage beyond digital text formats, including through podcasts, video, newsletters, live events and social platforms.
  • Manage high-end talent, staff of producers, and contributors to ensure they are reaching their potential and doing their best work.
  • Understand the competitive landscape and identify new talent and opportunities.
  • Work throughout the newsroom to draw out the best leadership and personal development coverage across all sports.
  • Collaborate with the Creative Development and Commercial teams on new revenue opportunities outside of the daily report.
  • Work to bring a distinctive, compelling, and authentic voice to content on all platforms.
  • Confident making decisions in fast-paced and competitive space.
  • Coordinate staffing assignments, editorial resources and process. Maintain an updated and accurate forward-looking editorial budget.
  • Assure all productions maintain The Athletic’s editorial standards.
  • Direct and guide best-in-class technical executions of audio and video content.
  • Edit and publish stories/podcasts via WordPress and other content management systems.

Requirements

  • 8+ years managing production for a professional media or production company.
  • Track record with launching new audio & video franchises with large audiences.
  • Expert ability to generate ideas that result in audience growth and engagement.
  • Experience working cross-functionally in a large, complex organization.
  • An excellent leader who enjoys facilitating the personal development of colleagues.
  • Passion for the sports leadership and personal development space.
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Interest and knowledge across a range of different sports.
  • This a remote job based in the United States or Canada.
The annual base salary range for this role is $120,000.00 - $130,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.
The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:
- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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