Careers: Operations

Why join Operations?

Bleacher Report is an external-facing business — millions of users interact with our content and products every single day.

Operations, on the other hand, is inherently internal-facing. We focus on ensuring our teams are communicating effectively and working efficiently, so that the content and products they create remain first-class. We are constantly looking for talented, driven people to help us in our continual goal of setting our business up for future success.

Senior Research Manager

Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through the highly addictive app Team Stream. Follow the action at bleacherreport.com and through Instagram @BleacherReport.

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Serve as client-facing expert on research capabilities and oversee the execution of all research studies 
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on brand studies, having a clear POV on the best option for each client
  • Consistently evaluate vendors and methodologies in the marketplace to ensure we’re adequately positioned to prove the value of advertiser spends
  • Maintain a presentation providing the sales team with an overview of our brand study offerings and keep the presentation updated
  • Build a repository of case studies to leverage for client pitches
  • Serve as the POC with the sales team and guide them through the study process
  • Serve as the POC with the client and the research vendor and maintain clear communication with all internal + external teams throughout the brand study process
  • Coordinate with sales, the client, the vendor and ad operations the proper and timely implementation of all tagging and SDKs as required for the success of each study
  • Implement best practices in terms of study and survey design while ensuring all stakeholders have an opportunity for input
  • Monitor study results to ensure they’re in line with client expectations
  • Interpret results and assist in integrating findings into the larger campaign recap, providing a clear understanding of the value added from the partnership
  • Create a system to tracking pending, live, and closed studies
  • Manage invoicing, with focus on pacing towards budget 
  • Provide monthly updates to senior leadership about study activity, pacing towards budget, and performance
  • Partner with the Marketing team to execute ad hoc consumer research studies
  • Have a clear understanding of the best way to execute these studies (i.e. vendor vetting, sample selection, survey design, methodological practice)
  • Oversee an Analyst/Sr. Analyst and ensure that they’re well-positioned to assume the day-to-day management of study execution

Experience Needed:

  • Prior Work Experience (Minimum experience requirement, Desirable Skills) 
  • Must have at least 5-7 years of work experience
  • Must have at least 3-5 years of experience working in a primary research role
  • Must have experience executing qualitative + quantitative studies
  • Previous brand study execution experience strongly preferred
  • Previous foot traffic and attribution study experience strongly preferred (i.e. Placed, Foursquare)
  • Must be familiar with a number of study vendors
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Background in statistical analysis a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Communications or other relevant field
  • Client facing experience required, specifically as the lead POC for research studies
  • College degree required

Bleacher Report is a division of Turner. Turner and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Turner and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.

Associate Manager, Integrated Strategy

Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through the highly addictive app Team Stream. Follow the action at bleacherreport.com and through Instagram @BleacherReport.

Description: 

B/R is looking for a smart, creative, detail-oriented sports enthusiast to join our Integrated Strategy team as an Associate Manager. This individual will be responsible for building custom solutions and overseeing campaigns across the sales cycle, with a specific focus on pre and post sales support, creation of sales materials and proactive sales content planning. The cross functional role interfaces with a variety of internal teams to develop and execute innovative, highly effective solutions that solve complex client goals.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and oversee the RFP ideation process through submission and execution, developing creative solutions in the B/R voice that solve advertiser goals 
  • Work closely and meeting regularly with Account Executives and Planners for communication and updates on existing and potential partners
  • Clearly communicate advertiser goals, share insights and initiate brainstorm meetings with the content team to develop custom programs that solve for client goals
  • Work closely with the data / analytics team to garner relevant client and industry insights
  • Build proposals and aid in client presentations
  • Participate in post-sales kick off meetings, communicating all necessary information to ensure programs run smoothly and remain on strategy
  • Effectively communicate and represent B/R’s voice and strategy internally and externally
  • Aid in the creation of big ticket media packages for our tentpole events throughout the year
  • Support all elements of the campaign fulfillment process by facilitating all pre-launch, launch, and in flight campaign responsibilities for sponsored and branded content programs.
  • Aid in the creation of all wrap up materials to effectively tell a successful performance story for all campaigns

Requirements:  

  • At least 3-4 years experience, previous experience in integrated marketing / strategy
  • Strong presentation skills 
  • Experience building and executing digital and social sponsorships
  • Creative thinker with the ability to present opportunities visually in Keynote
  • Strong project management skills (detail-oriented); ability to move multiple proactive initiatives forward, and manage several reactive deliverable responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to own a project independently start-to- finish and to communicate thoroughly throughout scope of project
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to be personable yet persistent
  • College degree required

Bleacher Report is a division of Turner. Turner and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Turner and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.