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Live Sports content marketing manager to lead the strategy and development of Amazon Ads’ Thursday Night Football customer-facing content and marketplace positioning

In this exciting new role, you will be part of the Integrated Marketing team and help Amazon Ads redefine the future of sports media. The Integrated Marketing team serves as the “quarterback” to lead high priority, complex, and strategic initiatives across cross-org teams. In this highly visible role, you will partner with stakeholders to develop and deliver cohesive and impactful go-to-market (GTM) sales, marketing, and editorial content for Thursday Night Football with the potential to expand to additional key customer-facing Live Sports programs.

We are looking for an accomplished Live Sports B2B marketer (preferably with NFL experience) to drive our content strategy and partner with teams across the organization from sales, brand and industry marketing, events, programming, and production, to legal and PR, to ensure there’s awareness, coordination, and alignment in developing best-in-class Live Sports content. This candidate should have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to build strong relationships, lead cross-functional teams, and influence stakeholders at all levels. You will have a strategic mindset and the ability to get in the weeds to execute at the tactical level and keep the trains running on time. This candidate will have familiarity with the media industry and understand the nuances of Live Sports to build and execute a roadmap of content deliverables that position Thursday Night Football and Amazon’s Sports offerings to the advertising marketplace. This role will oversee the GTM strategy for our Live Sports portfolio, working with stakeholders to deliver product positioning, pitch decks, measurement reports, and other customer-facing sales collateral while also providing input to editorial and brand marketing teams to develop direct-to-customer activations. They will systematically gain input and alignment from cross-org teams, remove any roadblocks, drive strong internal communications and relentlessly focus on the customer experience. The candidate should have a keen eye for design and robust experience with brand storytelling, as well as high attention to detail.

The right candidate will have a strong sports media and/or marketing background and a deep understanding of how to effectively position media properties to sports marketing decision-makers. Experience working with product, measurement, and sales to craft storytelling narratives is key. This role will work closely with Amazon Ads’ editorial team to extend the brand narrative to editorial content published for Amazon Ads’ owned channels, including its website, and social and email marketing. Experience with video creation is preferred. This role requires a self-starter who is results-oriented and pushes to uphold the highest standard on all elements of execution. You will be comfortable with immense ambiguity and have the ability to simplify the complex. and be passionate about leading complex workstreams to execute long-term strategies from start to finish. This is an individual contributor role with the opportunity to grow.

A day in the life

This is a ‘get it done’ role, which drives strategy and pushes to uphold high standards across all elements of execution. This role will require high judgement, a curious person willing to learn new things, and someone who is comfortable speaking up to push for the right outcomes for customers. In this highly visible role, you will partner with stakeholders to develop and deliver cohesive and impactful go-to-market (GTM) sales, marketing, and editorial content for Thursday Night Football with the potential to expand to additional key customer-facing Live Sports programs.

About the team

The Integrated Marketing team serves as the ‘quarterback’ and through-line across internal cross-org teams to lead holistic GTM efforts and deliver the seamless release of complex and high priority customer-facing programs. We are seeking an accomplished marketer or program manager who will have depth and breadth in their understanding of business functions, from marketing and training to product, sales, operations, engineering, PR, and legal.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6+ years of professional non-internship marketing experience
  • Experience building, executing and scaling cross-functional marketing programs
  • Experience using data and metrics to measure impact and determine improvements
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel to manipulate and analyze data
  • Experience presenting metrics and progress to goal to senior leadership
  • Deep sports industry experience (preferably with NFL advertisers) with a strong preference for media organizations
  • Brand positioning and storytelling experience
  • Extensive background in deck and presentation building
  • Comfortable working with and presenting to Leadership
  • Ability to build strong relationships and manage multiple workstreams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical mindset using data and metrics to measure impact and develop data-driven strategies to ensure continuous improvement in process and results
  • Strong decision-making abilities demonstrating a bias for action under tight timing and pressure
  • Takes highly technical or complex ideas and simplifies them so internal and external customers can easily understand
  • Set and hold a consistently high bar for all customer-facing marketing materials, ensure consistency across teams
  • Maintains attention to detail and high standards for quality of work
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a proven ability to influence others
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a complex and ambiguous environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong familiarity with PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop is a plus
  • Experience creating engaging video content

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

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