Director, Content Strategy & Acquisition - Direct Rights

New York City, NY, United States Posted 5 days ago
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fuboTV is the fastest growing video streaming startup (backed by some of the world's largest media companies) that is reinventing live television for the entire household in the cord cutting era.

Originally founded as a soccer streaming service, fuboTV is the leading sports-first cable replacement in the U.S, growing to nearly 250,000 paying subscribers.

fuboTV broadcasts most NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL games, all major soccer leagues, and a wide range of college and other sports. fuboTV also broadcasts a wide variety of news, movies, and entertainment programming including the FOX, NBC, CBS, and Turner broadcast catalogs, plus Showtime, AMC…and much more! fuboTV can be accessed on multiple platforms, including web, Android, iOS, tvOS, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku and Chromecast.

About the Role:

fuboTV is seeking a Director, Content Strategy & Acquisition - Direct Rights to join its Content Strategy & Acquisition team. Director, Content Strategy & Acquisition - Direct Rights will be responsible for directly sourcing sports and entertainment content from rights holders (e.g., live game rights from leagues; acquired series from digital or traditional studios). The successful candidate will become an integral member of the Content Strategy and Acquisition team and be involved in the strategic analysis regarding direct rights acquisition decisions, and will negotiate direct rights agreements. Candidates should have existing knowledge of the sports rights and entertainment rights spaces, and have existing contacts. He/ She must thrive in a fast-paced environment, focus on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics. Candidate must be motivated, disciplined, flexible, and be able to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

What you will be doing:

  • Source and negotiate sports rights acquisition agreements with rightsholders
  • Source and negotiate entertainment rights acquisition agreements (e.g., movie windows, series windows) with studios and other rights holders
  • Work with other members of Content Strategy & Acquisition team to develop sports and entertainment rights acquisition strategy
  • Work with other members of Content Strategy & Acquisition team to financially and strategically assess pending rights agreements
  • Represent fubo in the sports and entertainment rights communities, and maintain and develop relationships with key external constituencies
  • Communicate deal updates to key internal constituencies
  • Work with operational teams to implement rights acquisition agreements
  • Maintain relationships with existing partner rights holders

What skills, experience, and education you need as a team member to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
  • At least 3-5 years working in some capacity in content rights acquisition, including at least 1 year as a deal principle
  • Strong knowledge of the sports rights acquisition ecosystem, including relationships with major European and US rights holders
  • Strong knowledge of entertainment content ecosystem, including relationships with digital and traditional content providers
  • Strong relationship building and relationship management skills
  • Strong deal negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to be strong team player and work independently in a fast-paced environment
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