Careers: Operations

Why join Operations?

Bleacher Report is an external-facing business — millions of users interact with our content and products every single day.

Operations, on the other hand, is inherently internal-facing. We focus on ensuring our teams are communicating effectively and working efficiently, so that the content and products they create remain first-class. We are constantly looking for talented, driven people to help us in our continual goal of setting our business up for future success.

Director, Business Strategy and Operations

About us.

Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement on social media, where it consistently ranks as the No. 1 publisher. Bleacher Report also provides an industry- leading fan experience on mobile devices through top-rated app.

Find Bleacher Report on the web at www.bleacherreport.com and on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @BleacherReport. Bleacher Report is a division of Turner Sports.

 

About the role

The Business Strategy & Operations group plays a core role in maintaining/optimizing B/R’s existing businesses (including content creation, programming/distribution, and supporting our ad-driven revenue products) and exploring, building, or piloting new ones.

Reporting to the VP of Strategy & Analytics, the Director of Strategy & Operations will partner with senior leadership (strategy, operations, BD, content, product/engineering, etc.) on a variety of strategic projects. They will also define and measure progress towards business goals for specific initiatives, and consult with senior leadership across the organization to determine what is working (and where/how we should expand) vs. not working (and where/how we should scale back).

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic planning & strategic initiatives

    • Strategic planning – planning/facilitating management offsites, ensuring consistency and exhaustiveness of company communication, etc.

    • New business opportunities – evaluation or identification of new initiatives that can grow audience, revenue, or brand. Should be comfortable doing market research, creating business models, facilitating strategic conversations with department leaders from around the business, measuring success/failure of new or existing initiatives, etc.

  • Business Operations

    • Partner with content- and sales- focused operations teams on initiatives that are company-wide and/or interdepartmental in nature (e.g. business goals, internal company communication around priorities and KPIs)

  • Team and project management

    • Manage and develop team of 1-2 Manager-level employees who focus on a variety of strategic and operational projects.

    • Directly or indirectly manage various “growth” initiatives throughout the business and ensure operational and procedural efficiency. These projects are often the result of evaluation/identification of new business opportunities mentioned above (often done by this same team), which allows this Director of Strategy & Operations to see a project all the way from idea through piloting/execution.

 

Requirements:

  • 6-8+ years work experience in strategy/operations, consulting, finance, tech, media, start-ups, or other related fields

  • Experience managing small teams directly and influencing large departments/teams indirectly

  • Experience building/overseeing business cases and simple financial models; ability to perform analysis on and uncover insights from data; ability to oversee projects of this nature but simultaneous willingness to roll up his/her sleeves and do the work him/herself

  • Ability to own a project independently start-to-finish AND communicate up, down, and across thoroughly throughout scope of project

  • Strong understanding of digital/mobile/social media space and of relevant sports media properties (B/R and others); proven interest in the direction the space is heading
     

Bonus skills/Nice to haves :

  • Experience working in sports or sports media.

  • College degree required. Masters degree (especially MBA) preferred.

Bleacher Report is a division of Turner. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

VP, Content Licensing

About Us:

Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Our vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement on social media, where it consistently ranks as the No. 1 publisher. Bleacher Report also provides an industry- leading fan experience on mobile devices through our top-rated app. Find Bleacher Report on the web at www.bleacherreport.com and on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @BleacherReport. Bleacher Report is a division of Turner Sports.

About the role:

The VP, Content Licensing is responsible for developing and implementing Bleacher Report’s content licensing strategy to achieve revenue and brand objectives. We are looking for an entrepreneurial and experienced candidate with a track record of success and established relationships with potential partners, preferably in Sports/Music and/or digital media/OTT. This individual will work very closely with the B/R Content team to identify and evaluate potential opportunities (domestically and internationally), and to leverage the full breadth of B/R’s short-form and long-form storytelling capabilities including text, video, and social.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with executive management to develop B/R’s content licensing strategy and grow content licensing revenue through strategic partnerships.

  • Develop a deep understanding of B/R's content strategy and capabilities.

  • Leverage the full breadth of B/R storytelling and maximize the value of our content library.

  • Identify potential opportunities that are strategically aligned with B/R’s content strategy and brand positioning.

  • Present the BR brand story in a compelling and authentic way to potential partners; clearly articulate the value and unique differentiators of B/R in the marketplace.

  • Collaborate effectively with executive management, content leadership, ad sales, and business development teams on strategy and day-to-day execution.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience with knowledge of IP law and content licensing best practices.

  • Track record of successful partnerships and deal making.

  • Strong network and existing relationships in the content licensing space.

  • In-depth understanding of the digital media industry (preferably sports or music) with strong editorial/content sensibilities.

  • Ability to independently evaluate and negotiate potential deals and strategic partnerships.

  • Outgoing, entrepreneurial and collaborative personality with the ability to develop strong relationships and tenacity to identify and close deals.

  • Outstanding communication and analytical skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Bleacher Report is a division of Turner. Turner and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Turner and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.

Senior Manager, Revenue & Product Operations

About Us:
Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement on social media, where it consistently ranks as the No. 1 publisher. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through its top-rated app. In February, 2018, Bleacher Report was rated the by Fast Company. Find Bleacher Report on the web at www.bleacherreport.com and on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @BleacherReport. Bleacher Report is a division of Turner Sports.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Revenue & Product Operations to join our team to operationalize, prioritize, and execute the department’s strategic vision through B/R’s O&O and off-site channels.

Responsibilities: 

  • Ideate and productize new ad product opportunities, develop go-to-market strategy, and implement processes for execution across O&O, social, and distribution platforms

  • Coordinate ad roadmap priorities with B/R product & engineering teams on behalf of Revenue

  • Implement new and current revenue opportunities (e.g. platform partnerships) and optimize around capacity, performance, and ad effectiveness

  • Serve as the day-to-day advertising POC for platform partners (vendors & distribution platforms)

  • Manage and respond to new and custom ad related requests from Sales

  • Assist in the maintenance of ad product sales materials

  • Track and analyze outgoing rates (clients, agency, category, account) and mediate partner contracts and SOWs with signatories and legal

  • Gather and streamline data collection process with various internal teams (analytics, yield, social, account management)

  • Research and communicate market industry trends and potential ad technology partners and vendors

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of digital media experience (at a publisher, agency, social or content platform, or ad tech company)

  • Experienced in marketing and implementing new product roll-outs

  • Project management experience preferred

  • Experience working closely with product, engineering, and ad operations teams

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required

 

Bleacher Report is a division of Turner. Turner and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Turner and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.