Account Executive – Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50020810

Brand: Fox Sports

Sub Brand: Big Ten Network

Job Type: Sales

Location Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: November 14, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Big Ten Network (BTN) is looking for an Account Executive to join their team in New York. The Account Executive is responsible for determining key decision makers at agencies and clients in assigned territory and putting together action plans and presentations resulting in the purchase of media commitments. The Account Executive will work closely with Sales Planners to steward all accounts. You must be able to effectively communicate TV and New Media to both Digital and TV buyers/agencies and have extensive knowledge of both TV and Digital media/strategies in order to effectively sell cross-platform and 2nd screen opportunities.  

 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Set up and make face-to-face calls at agencies and clients in order to present and close agreements 
  • Determine the plan of action for each client by matching BTN’s programming with TV and New Media sales opportunities and client objectives 
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients and agencies through one-on-one meetings and client entertainment functions 
  • Utilize strong negotiating skills and an understanding of the dynamics of new and traditional media to obtain the highest possible price for BTN inventory 
  • Work with the Sales Planner to track accounts, minimize issues, and develop recaps and other post-sale merchandise materials  
  • Develop and maintain expertise on sports, industry trends, and BTN’s programming to deliver the highest price for inventory to BTN and value back to the client 
  • Work alongside 3rd partner Big Ten Partners in the New York marketplace to ensure consistent messaging within the marketplace 

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED 

  • Minimum of 5 years of sales experience at a media company or network selling Digital and TV inventory 

  • Comprehensive understanding of integrated platforms and how New Media and Television are planned, bought and delivered 

  • Strong overall knowledge of the media industry 

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make effective presentations both on-one-one and in group settings 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 

  • Competency in media math  

  • Superior negotiating and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong business relations   

  • Good organizational and project management skills  

  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a high-pressure environment 

  • Overnight out of state travel and work on evenings and weekends for entertainment commitments 

 

NICE TO HAVE BUT NOT A DEALBREAKER 

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • Experience with Wide Orbit 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $102,500.00-137,500.00 annually for New York City and Westchester County, NY. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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