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Vice President Network Programming, Creative Development and Production Operations
Salary Salary plus bonus plus relocation plus additional benefits

Salary contingent upon related programming, development and production operations experience

Location Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A.  - Boston Information - Relocation available for qualified programming executives
Summary The New England Sports Network (NESN) is a 24 hour, regional TV sports service owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins that is delivered to over 3.8 million homes throughout the six state region. NESN delivers exclusive coverage of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Pawtucket Red Sox, Providence Bruins, Big East Basketball, ECAC Football and Hockey, plus NESN SportsDesk, the network’s morning sports news and highlights program; and Front Row Specials, behind the scenes monthly specials about New England sports.
Responsibilities This senior most programming executive will report to the President and General Manager and be responsible for the network's program development, production and scheduling. Oversees the strategic program and scheduling in an effort to maximize ratings performance. Utilizes creative initiatives to deliver a superior schedule by maximizing the value of existing program inventory. Optimizes research data to make recommendations to the program and sales executives that will strengthen and clarify the program development process and sales initiatives.
  • Plans, devises and executes the program schedule for the network; creates an effective and innovative schedule to meet customer needs, affiliate expectations and advertiser goals with an eye to optimizing ratings.
  • Provides the overall strategic vision, planning and creative direction of the network's program schedule.
  • Works closely with other departments, especially sales and affiliate relations to ensure the coordinated and focused efforts necessary to keep programming relevant and attractive to key demographic segments of the consumer market.
  • Tracks the performance of aired programming along with industry developments (i.e. technology changes) and the competition; recommends modifications to acquisition and production plans, when appropriate.
  • Maintains alertness to potential programming and ideas from many sources including program suppliers; paying particular attention to fresh concepts which will expand the networks audience base and increase revenues.
  • Administers and monitors budgets for the network's program planning, scheduling and production.
  • Develops and monitors production / post standards for the network.
  • Identifies production equipment, studies needs and oversees acquisitions.
  • Responsible for managing 30 full-time professionals and the associated expense budgets.
  • Skills Required
    • At least five years of recent significant TV programming, development, scheduling / program planning experience on a senior level. 
    • Direct experience in the field of cable television and sports programming will be considered a plus.
    • Strong creative executive with a strategic mind set that can also function tactically with production, post production and on-air talent. 
    • Able to function effectively as a member of the senior management team and work well in a team oriented environment.
    • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong financial planning and analytical abilities. An organized business approach to problem solving is vital.
    • Familiarity with production, post, development, talent and programming budgets.
    • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills required to foresee and adapt to constant changes and challenges within the competitive landscape.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to enable her or him to deal effectively with a wide range of personalities, styles and creative dispositions.
    • Must have the capacity and experience to function within all areas related to programming on Business, Technical, Creative and Strategic levels.
    • Ability to develop new programming in various formats to broaden demographic reach and increase ratings to younger audiences.
    • Experience creating diverse programming that offers viewers a more intimate, involving, exciting, entertaining and interesting experience. 
    Mr. Tony Filson
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