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About the role
As Sports Rights Manager you will work closely with the Head of Sports Rights to exploit all opportunities to develop the Sports Rights portfolio and develop the Sports Rights strategy, leading some rights negotiations. The current portfolio of rights consists of Radio Sport, TV Football, Snooker, Bowls, Darts and Motor Sport, Olympic Sports, Athletics, Tennis, Rugby Union and Rugby League which will be split across the team. You will also be responsible for rights holder engagement planning and other associated commercial responsibilities.
With demonstrable experience of handling complex negotiations in the broadcasting industry within a legal or business role you will have a high level of external industry awareness and standard legal and business affairs practice within broadcasting. The ability to think strategically, and take in a broad overview of business issues and the ability to initiate and foster new approaches is essential as is the ability to build productive relationships with a wide range of people. You will also develop a network of useful contacts both externally and internally to the BBC.
About the benefits
We care about our people, and take our responsibilities towards them very seriously. As well as fair terms and conditions, we also offer really impressive benefits – including twenty-five days’ annual leave, a defined contribution pension scheme, life assurance, accident benefit, and interest-free season ticket loans. We also offer world-class opportunities to learn and develop inside the BBC.
From the World Cup to the Winter Olympics, Formula 1, the Open, 6 Nations and Wimbledon, BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Throw in our flagship shows such as Match of the Day, Sports Personality of the Year and the success of London 2012, and we truly have a portfolio to shout about.
For more information and to apply, please click on the apply button. Closing date: 4 March 2013.