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What you’ll be doing...
The Head of Partner Programming & Editorial will be responsible for leading strategic OTT content partnerships and oversee the curation and presentation of content partner services, offers, and marketing. This position will report to the head of Content Strategy and Business Development within the Verizon Consumer Group (VCG).
This will be both an internal and external facing role, working closely with OTT content partners and managing a team to drive consumer engagement and awareness. The Director will be a solution-oriented, dynamic leader who can think creatively to bridge the needs of external partners with internal strategy. This is a high-impact role that will need to work cross-functionally and have a deep understanding of key initiatives across Verizon.
Externally, this role will interface with partners spanning across several categories, including video, audio, gaming, sports, e-sports, and other lifestyle products and services, while internally partnering with teams in Product, Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Omni CX, Technology, Customer Service, and more.
Oversee external OTT content partner relationships, providing partner-facing leadership support across the Marketing, Advertising, and Programming & Editorial team
Establish a best-in-class Programming & Editorial partner management team that will manage the day-to-day relationship responsibilities across content partners and support the awareness of content partner services, as well as any offers and promotions
Partner closely with the relevant internal teams to develop and deliver on the marketing support that will meet both Verizon and Content Partner objectives
Collaborate with large, cross-functional teams to find solutions that satisfy both partner and business objectives, while understanding existing capabilities and constraints
Operate with a sense of urgency, both internally and externally, creating timely opportunities driven by content partner demand or other external factors (partner content trends, news, events, etc.)
Manage and develop a team of resources that will drive best practices for partner success, including, but not limited to, Quarterly Business Review’s, Status Calls, Reporting and Analysis, Partner satisfaction, and overall partner support
What we’re looking for...
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience
8+ years of relevant work experience leading programmatic content optimization, as well as strong managerial skills
Experience working with OTT content partners
Experience in Programming, Content Curation/Personalization, and Digital Advertising
Demonstrated performance in a matrixed, consensus-based organization where successful collaboration and communication are required at all levels
History in creating a positive, growth-oriented team culture, where individual contributors thrive and continuously improve their skills
People leadership and development skills
Superior verbal and written communication skills
This position can be located in other valid Verizon locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).
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