VP of Production

Operations Austin, Texas


Description

Position at FloSports

FloSports has led the way in establishing a world-class digital streaming experience for millions of fans, families and athletes of over 25 different underserved sports. Imagine creating a digital platform that unites the casual fan with the most dedicated spectator, both experiencing thrilling live events from around the world with interactive features, real time analytics, powerful broadcast technology and more. Combine that with our unique original sports content ranging from breaking news and expert commentary to feature films, documentaries and multi-episodic series. That’s what FloSports is all about. We have successfully revolutionized the global sports media industry- the result of creating a diverse team of technologists and die-hard wrestlers, creators and devoted cheerleading experts, designers and hockey enthusiasts, communicators and motorsport fanatics, producers and casual sports fans… united by a shared passion to delight the underrepresented communities we serve. We are creating a home for underserved sports and we’re looking for people like you to help us! 

THE ROLE:

FloSports is seeking a VP of Production who will be responsible for the overall quality and execution of our Live Production Broadcasts. This role will elevate our digital streaming service by optimizing each lifecycle stage of our streams, overseeing our rapidly expanding list of live studio shows, live events and remote broadcasts. Our VP of Production will build, maintain and optimize all of the in-house and outsourced crewing, planning and logistics infrastructure needed to support every type of production, from small single camera events to large scale multi-cam events. The ideal candidate must be both a strategic and hands-on leader with experience scaling processes, maximizing production capabilities with tight budgets and deadlines, and proven success incorporating creative and custom content and storylines into live broadcasts. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overall accountability for the quality and execution of all of our Live Production Broadcasts
  • Oversee every stage of the production process from planning to crewing to show delivery 
  • Measure and analyze audience reception of key broadcasts and develop new and innovative ways to engage and retain audiences
  • Develop strong cross-functional partnerships to identify and implement optimal solutions that are aligned with business priorities
  • Provide expert advice on driving creative and innovative approaches to our broadcasts
  • Actively identify and evaluate alternative production models; build relationships with third-party production support partners
  • Track and monitor production spend, evaluate overage requests, propose recommendations for budget changes to meet internal targets
  • Oversee all departmental systems and processes
  • Demonstrate a sustained ability to hire and develop talent
  • Maintain and manage the event planning roadmap for live events
  • Drive the Broadcast Research and Development roadmap
  • Optimize our production process through technical advancements, workflow improvements and strategic ideas
  • Thrive in a technically complex and fast-changing environment and possess the ability to respond calmly and rationally in a deadline-driven situation

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 10+ years of production leadership experience, ideally in an live environment
  • Intimate knowledge of all aspects of production from pre-production/planning through delivery 
  • Proven experience aligning teams, improving efficiencies and reducing risks for broadcast companies
  • Strong ability to inspire and coach, and a history of hiring, managing, leading, and mentoring high-performing teams
  • Passion for learning new technologies and applying them to business challenges
  • Experience in assessing project health, removing organizational roadblocks and making room for failure in order to ensure project success
  • Possess executive-level communication skills including synthesizing insights, calibrating to the correct audience, leading a room and steering a difficult conversation
  • Goal-driven and passionate about exceeding goals
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, who can successfully articulate high-level strategy, as well as tactical details

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

At FloSports, we are bonded by our passion for sports and our purpose to unite communities around experiences that finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. We recognize the need to build a company that seeks out, embraces, and celebrates our individual differences, ideas, and talent. FloSports is committed to the pursuit of a fair, equal and inclusive workplace where everyone is given the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. As such, we are intentional in our hiring practices in an effort to overcome systemic biases we may be blind to. FloSports has adopted the “blind recruiting” process, which aims to open our opportunities up to more candidates, help us be more objective in how we review applicants and mitigate bias in our decision making processes.

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Recognized two years in a row as a Top Workplace by the Austin-American Statesman
  • Flexibility at work - you can take control of your profession and personal schedule
  • All-hands events hosted twice a year in beautiful Austin, Texas 
  • Annual equity awards for all top performers
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • Generous 401(K) company match vested immediately
  • Progressive parental leave policies
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Hack-a-thons and a full calendar of team-building and social events
  • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
  • Company donation to youth teams and leagues that our employees coach
  • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week