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Senior Writer/Producer YES Network On-Air Promotions

The YES Network, the #1 Regional Sports Network in the country, seeks a highly-motivated sports enthusiast to be a Senior Writer/Producer for its On-Air Promotions team. This position is responsible for leveraging the network brand on-air and in sales/marketing materials, managing external vendors and client relationships, and exhibiting strong leadership skills in the promotion area. Candidate must possess a strong background in writing and producing for on-air promos and be sports-knowledgeable. This position is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Development of original concepts, pitches, and scripts.
  • Production of compelling promotional elements including standard game spots and show topicals, high-profile image and launch promotion, plus marketing and sales materials.
  • Articulating ideas and actively leading in brainstorm sessions as well as writers meetings.
  • Oversee all aspects of pre- and post-production (graphic development, VO sessions, edit sessions, etc.) on assignments, from concept through execution to final delivery of spots.
  • Executing with efficiency and competence throughout all phases of a project, trouble-shooting as necessary and anticipating possible revisions.
  • Coordinating with graphic designers for effective integration of graphic/visual and editorial.
  • Assisting in the mentoring and development of junior staff in all aspects of production.
  • Keep abreast of trends, innovation, and best practices within the industry.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside production resources.
  • Delivering projects on-time, on-budget, and on-brand.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in writing/producing on-air promotions.
  • Must possess strong conceptual, writing, scripting and visual skills.
  • Must be experienced in the process of creating and executing innovative, high-concept television promotions.
  • Must have a strong background in television pre- and post-production, including graphic design, editing, audio production, and shoot/talent direction.
  • Exemplary collaborative and leadership skills

    The YES Network, the #1 Regional Sports Network in the country, features the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Nets. In addition to producing and airing Yankees and Nets games, YES televises live college sports events, as well as original biography, interview and magazine programs, classic Yankees games, and a live simulcast of WFAN's "Mike Francesa show" weekday afternoons.

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