Director, On-Air Talent
Reporting to the SVP of NFL Media Content, Programming & Network Operations, the Director of On-Air Talent is the key position responsible for identifying, recruiting, managing, coaching, training and developing a team of Hosts, Anchors, Analysts and Guests in all aspects of their job including on-air, on-line, image and off-air contributions such as social and multi-media.
- Day-to-day management of Talent while monitoring the performance of each on-air Talent, providing ongoing 1:1 coaching and feedback for all on- and off-air activities.
- Develop on-air Talent and create individual growth plans and strategies focused on specific opportunities, talents and interests aligned with NFL Media needs.
- Identify and recruit top tier on-air Talent candidates.
- Conduct auditions and/or interviews in order to evaluate potential on-air Talent.
- Maintains a strong network and portfolio of on-air talent specially identifying diverse talent pipeline as well as developing strong relationships with agents to deliver appropriate on-air Talent to NFL Media.
- Develop feedback standards across all production units to ensure regular, consistent and honest feedback; tie feedback to ratings analysis with appropriate input from other NFL Media departments (Research, etc.).
- Develop processes to assess and implement cross platform and cross departmental utilization of on-air Talent.
- Supervise and coordinate with outside consultants to assist in the development and scheduling of on-air Talent.
- Work is reviewed from a short- to mid-term perspective and against objectives, budgets and schedules. Translates strategies for talent relations function into short-term objectives for areas of accountability.
- Involved in disciplinary process whenever it is appropriate.
- The ideal candidate for this key position must have a demonstrated record of success and increasing responsibility within the area of on-air Talent management preferably in the sports area.
- In depth knowledge of and prior accountability for developing on-air Talent in a media environment.
- Ability to be both a leader and a team player and to influence while building relationships.
- An effective communicator internally across functions and with external partners.
- Ideal candidate must be organized, and extremely detail-oriented.
- The successful candidate will not only roll up his/her sleeves to address and resolve issues, but will bring fresh thinking to the Talent Development Department.
- The candidate will possess superior negotiation, communications (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
- Success in cultivating collaborative relationship with both internal and external constituencies.
- Prior producing live and studio shows specially in a sports Network a plus.
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