VP, Global Sports - New York, USA

New York /
Editorial – Editorial Management /
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VP, Global Sports - New York, USA
Duration:        Permanent
Location:        New York, USA
Start:               ASAP

Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time when we return to our office. 

Who You Are:

    • Getty Images Inc. is looking for a VP, Global Sport who thrives in a changing, digital environment and drives growth as well as best practices. This individual will be responsible for leading the Getty Images Sports team from a strategic content perspective ensuring Getty Images continues to maintain outstanding quality of content, access to events and maximises the optimum Rights opportunities to drive growth. Ideal candidates must have 10+ years’ experience in the sports industry in various areas such as content, communications, management or digital media.
    • This role reports to the SVP, Head of Content.

Your Next Challenge:

    • Provides direction, strategy and policy to a global organization of sports directors of photography, assignments editors, production staff and photographers.
    • Ensures the desired “look and feel” of sports content is of outstanding quality and standards.
    • Is responsible for the full scope of sports activities.
    • Envisions long-range strategy of products and planning, identifying and directing development of new products for global major market segments.
    • Works in a business development capacity pursuing significant new business ventures such as content partnerships, joint ventures and strategic relationships, which increase market share and quality of products and services.
    • Ensures optimum communication and project planning with key internal and external clients or functional units, i.e., operations, assignments, sales, business development, finance and technology. Translates corporate strategy into objectives for the function and communicates both to subordinate personnel.
    • Negotiates for resources.
    • Develops personnel (directors, photographers etc).

What You’ll Need:

    • Desired 10 years relevant and/or management experience in this field.
    • Sports Industry experience, including extensive experience in communications, photography, management, digital media, or licensing.
    • Additional corporate experience is highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of, and experience operating in, the sports rights markets.
    • Strong ability in negotiation and client presentations, building value added services to customers and having a customer focused perspective.
    • Project management skills and abilities required.
    • Outstanding leadership skills & facilitation across all levels of the organization.
    • Required to anticipate business needs.
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Nice to Have:

    • Education and Certifications:
    • MBA, or Graduate Level preferred.
    • Demonstrated Leader:
    • Proven experience collaborating with and influencing leaders to maintain consistency and scale processes across teams.
    • Strong communication skills with ability to maintain a professional and collaborative relationship with all levels of the organization.
    • Experienced communicator with strong written and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate sophisticated ideas, timelines, and mediate between partners.
    • A demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels within an organization and proven ability to establish trust quickly and create win-win situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage change in end-to-end processes.
    • Proven track record to initiate and lead through change.
    • Ability to influence without authority.
    • Project leadership and organizational skills to transform ideas into successful execution while being capable of driving complex projects across multiple groups within timelines.
    • Demonstrates executive maturity.

    • Team Builder/Unifier:
    • Outstanding ability to bridge different perspectives.
    • The ability to establish and maintain relationships.

    • Creative & Agile:
    • An action-oriented self-starter who can operate in a fast-paced environment and flourishes on completing deliverables.
    • Adept at deriving clarity out of ambiguous situations and adaptable to change.
    • Proficient in the Microsoft suite of products, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, etc.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and analyzing data to support business decisions and to provide insight into future initiatives.

Mental and Physical Demands:

    •  Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
    • Occasionally moving objects up to 20 lbs. and frequently moving objects up to 10 lbs.
    • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
    • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
    • Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment.
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