Manager, Programming & Planning - Sportsnet

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M4Y 2Y5

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch 30 million of Canadians every month!

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

The Manager of Non-Liner Programming and Planning is responsible for executing Sportsnet’s vision, setting daily priorities, developing long-term plans and ensuring sports fans have a best-in-class experience on Sportsnet’s owned-and-operated digital channels, including the Sportsnet App, Sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet Now.
The successful candidate understands which sports stories matter and the urgency of breaking news. Based on real-time data, they will constantly be assessing and giving feedback on what content is performing well and respond accordingly.  
Please note: This position requires evening and weekend work.
What You'll Be Doing...

  • Working with Sportsnet’s content teams, the Manager of Non-Liner Programming and Planning will ensure the stories that matter to sports fans are properly covered.
  • Set the daily plan and maintain a sharable calendar for long-term planning.
  • Lead the curation team, which is responsible for programming the Sportsnet App, Sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet Now to ensure our products reflect the content sports fans want and Sportsnet’s priorities.
  • Help lead the content plan creation process for tent-pole events, such as NHL Playoffs and Toronto Raptors season launch, in collaboration with the Director of Non-Liner programming and planning.
  • Ensure Sportsnet’s network priorities are represented across owned-and-operated digital channels. 
  • Be aware of all the content being produced across Sportsnet’s platforms and curate it on Sportsnet’s digital channels for the optimal user experience. 
  • Work with Sales to ensure all obligations are met and ad-loads are optimal. 
  • Work with Original Content team on branded content
  • Collaborate with our product team to optimize the user experience.
  • Manage and troubleshoot SN NOW’s live and VOD content, this including building playlists managing blackouts.

What You Bring...

  • Deep knowledge and a passion for Sports.
  • Strong editorial judgment.
  • Leading a newly-formed team the successful candidate must have exceptional leadership, mentoring and communication skills.
  • Well organized and forward-thinking.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent time management skills in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Flexible schedule and may be required to work overtime, including some nights/weekends/holidays.
  • Responsible quality assurance and presentation, the successful candidate must possess excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
  •  A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how” 
  • Flexibility to work from home even after the pandemic ends 
  • Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.) 
  •  As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently
  • Not from the city? No problem! Rogers invites candidates to apply no matter where you are located  as you will be working remotely. 
 
What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Variable
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant (083), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & Programming
Requisition ID: 218204
 
Posting Notes:  Media 


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