Freelance Digital Affiliate Sales Producer (Olympic Games) - NBC Sports
- Business Segment: NBC Sports
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a project / limited-term position with an estimated duration of 10 months between December 2023 – September 2024, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.
The Digital Affiliate Sales Producer will work with the sales teams of local NBC affiliate stations across the U.S. in the lead up to and during the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. During the Olympics, NBC affiliates have the opportunity to run geo-targeted local digital advertising—for example, video ads for a Tampa car dealership seen by viewers in Tampa—in NBC Olympics and Peacock live streams. The Sales Producer will be responsible for trafficking the local digital campaigns in Olympic live streams as well as serving as a point of contact for the NBC affiliates. This position is part of the at-home digital team for NBC Olympics in our Stamford, CT headquarters.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as a liaison between the sales staffs of NBC affiliates and various teams within NBC Olympics, NBC Sports and Peacock
Support the sales staffs of over 200 local NBC affiliate stations in the lead-up to the 2024 Olympics by distributing information regarding available digital sales inventory, answering questions on sales rules and creative specifications, providing historical data on campaigns that ran in the live streams of past Olympics, etc.
Coordinate the implementation of local ad campaigns on the digital platforms of NBC Olympics through all steps of the campaign trafficking process, including: QA-ing creative, transcoding video, trafficking ad campaigns in Freewheel, troubleshooting issues
Following the Olympics, generate affiliate-specific reports with the performance metrics of their local digital ad campaigns
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum one (1) year experience in digital media, preferably with digital sales operations experience
Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite- Stamford, CT.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite environment
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail and accuracy in a deadline-driven environment
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, and an unfailingly professional demeanor while representing NBC Olympics
Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional night and weekend hours in the pre-Olympic period, and weekends and overnight shifts during Olympic Games-time as needed
Technologically proficient; familiarity with ad-serving systems (i.e. Freewheel), web publishing tools and HTML
Strong knowledge of sports generally, as well as interest in Olympic sports and the NBC Olympics brand
Experience managing a high volume of projects and requests simultaneously
Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure
Ability to problem solve and handle time-sensitive situations effectively
Candidates should be versatile, self-motivated, energetic and able to work well both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
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