Senior Manager, Talent Relations – Sports

Senior Manager, Talent Relations – Sports

Job ID:  6419 Location: US-NY-New York
Pos. Type: Regular – Full-Time Category: Programming – General
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Company Overview:
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is America’s satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 channels of commercial free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather to more than 20 million subscribers. We are one of the world’s largest pure-play audio entertainment company and we are among the largest subscription media companies in the United States. SiriusXM broadcasts to subscribers everywhere they want to listen in cars, on boats, in the home or office, and through a wide range of mobile devices.

SiriusXM offers an impressive array of content that spans virtually all genres and interests, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bob Edwards, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan, among others. SiriusXM is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball®, NASCAR®, NBA, NHL®, and PGA TOUR® and offers major college sports.

We have arrangements with every major automaker for installation of satellite radio in their vehicles. Our products are available throughshop.siriusxm.com and at retail locations nationwide. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com/whatson, and on Apple iPhone andiPod touchBlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices using the SiriusXM Premium Online App.

SiriusXM provides premium real-time video, traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SIRIUS Backseat TV™, XM NavTraffic®, SIRUS Traffic™, XM Nav Weather™, and SIRIUS Marine™, among others.

SiriusXM is committed to integrity, excellence, and diversity among its employees.

Position Description:
Position Summary:

 

The Senior Manager of Talent Relations is responsible for the procurement of all sports and sports related appearances for SIRIUS XM’s sports radio channels.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Booking and Appearance Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Book significant and relevant athletes, coaches, and sports personalities for interviews and appearances on various sports and talk channels; work across all talk and music channels to cross-promote talent
  • Work directly with programmers in sports to identify talent needs on a daily, monthly and annual basis
  • Manage, liaison and coordinate bookings with management, programming and engineering departments
  • Maintain, nurture and cultivate relationships within all relevant sports communities to attract key talent and create further awareness of SIRIUS XM sports content offerings
  • Prepare for and create the ultimate “talent” experience: meet, greet and take care of talent while they are at SIRIUS XM.
  • Ad hoc projects, upon request

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Four year bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in talent relations, with expertise in sports or a sports related field

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Strong relationships with sports talent and management agencies, sports PR firms and Major League Team Front Offices
  • Solid client rolodex and network across all areas of sports
  • In-depth knowledge of national and local sports arenas, sports pop culture and sports icons;  working knowledge of music and talk radio
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent influence and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in person
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects
  • Comfortable working with high profile talent, personalities and creative individuals
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast paced business environment
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/V/D

 

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