Partner Director, Internet Broadcasting

By Cory Bergman 

Internet Broadcasting is the largest national platform of TV station web sites. The online news publisher produces 74 sites for America’s premier broadcasters: NBC, Cox Broadcasting, Hearst-Argyle, The McGraw Hill Companies, Post-Newsweek, Scripps Howard, and Capitol Broadcasting Company.

With over 13 million monthly visitors, over 500 million monthly page views, and the #1 TV station web site in 18 of the top 25 markets, Internet Broadcasting is the nation’s largest online local news publisher. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Partner Director, req# 130-06

SUMMARY: The partner director is responsible for the relationship between Internet Broadcasting and a TV station ownership group, and for the projects and services provided to that group. The partner director is the primary point of contact for executives within the partner group, addressing needs related to content, technology, business development and sales. The partner director monitors the business and financial aspects of the partner relationship, as well as audience metrics and growth goals for the local Web sites. The partner director provides guidance and focus for the resource team dedicated to the partner, and directly supervises the content director and site producer. The partner director reports to the vice president of content and operations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Manage partner relationship. Act as a representative of Internet Broadcasting to partner executives. Respond quickly to questions and concerns. Communicates on a regular basis with partners regarding new product or content launches, business opportunities, sales initiatives and other matters of interest.

Lead major projects. Leads priorities and projects at the partner group level. Provides a weekly update in document form, and facilitates a weekly operational conference call to discuss issues and next steps on partner priorities. Internally, make sure all projects are on track; participate at a detailed level as needed. Directly manage major, high profile projects as needed.

Manage partner agreement. Must have a working knowledge of the operating agreement between Internet Broadcasting and the partner.

Supervise editorial and production staff. Directly supervise the content director, who is responsible for managing editorial staff and relationships at the local TV station Web sites. Directly supervise the site producer, who manages design and programming work for the local sites. Assist both the content director and site producer in managing workload, station relationships and other issues.

Direct partner team. Provide guidance and information to the content, design, production and sales production staff who work primarily for the partner. Hold weekly team meetings to address issues and share updates.

Respond to crises. Personally handle group- or station-level issues or concerns that rise to crisis level. Ensure that breaking news and other urgent issues are covered when other team members are unavailable.

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES) REQUIRED:

At least 10 years of experience in management preferably with a news organization including years in another online content business.

Significant experience in business relationships, managing profit/loss and creating budgets.

Strong familiarity with trends, economics and technologies influencing the evolution of online news.

Experience managing major online projects such as site redesigns or complex product launches.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via e-mail, conference calls, Web conferencing and in-person presentations.

Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects and adjust daily to satisfy client needs

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are driven to succeed and seeking an opportunity with a fast growing media company — This is the opportunity you have been waiting for!

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@ibsys.com. Must include Req # in subject line of email. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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