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Account Manager, Digital Media Advertising
Manager, Digital Media Advertising Operations

Digital Media
Senior Editor/Producer, Nights & Weekends
Publishing Manager, Digital Video
UX/Design Manager
Front-End Web Developer
Back-End Web Developer
Digital Content Interns

Television Operations
Senior Producer

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


Account Manager, Digital Media Advertising

The Digital Account Manager will manage digital advertising campaigns and relationships with customer accounts. The Account Manager understands customer advertising priorities and strategies. This position will also escalate and troubleshoot issues and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of systems and tools, applications and process. Candidates must be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Project manages media and advertising revenue with various groups with Sales and Marketing
  • Accountable for coordinating, testing, uploading and troubleshooting creative assets and third party tags
  • Facilitates screenshot requests and resolves reporting discrepancies
  • Consistently monitors and reviews all live digital media campaigns to insure site integrity and sponsor campaign functionality
  • Responsible for daily monitoring and optimization of client campaigns

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of account management experience
  • Well organized and Detail-oriented
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Functional understanding of HTML, Flash, databases, and other web technologies desirable
  • Applicant should be proficient in working in all advertising related ad serving and ad management tools

Education Requirements:

  • College degree required

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


Digital Ad Operations, Manager

The Ad Ops Manager will be responsible for all aspects of digital ad campaign management and problem solving. The ideal candidate has proven experience with ad trafficking, reporting, and creative troubleshooting.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Expert knowledge of DART to serve as primary liaison and support for direct sale campaigns
  • Exhibit an understanding of traffic and performance
  • Thoroughly test and QA all ads prior to launch
  • Work with clients and agencies to manage technical implementation of third party rich media creative
  • Implement all running direct sale campaigns ensuring execution according to IO
  • Proactively monitoring all campaigns for both delivery and performance
  • Recommendation of appropriate campaign optimizations when applicable
  • Become the expert on site specs, ad units and templates

Qualifications:

  • Expertise with DFP
  • The ability to self-prioritize tasks
  • Ability to learn fast
  • Proficient in Excel; Knowledge in HTML, JavaScript, and Photoshop beneficial

Education Requirements:

  • College degree required

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


UX/Design Manager

Job Description:

The UX/Design manager will be the overall team lead for the entire end-to-end, user-facing presentation layer of the Back9Network brand across multiple digital outlets, including Web and mobile. The person in this role will report directly to the SVP, Digital and provide the full gamut of deliverables necessary to craft the proper user flow, from information architecture and wireframes through mood boards and final, production-level visual design assets.

Key Activities:

  • Collaborate with product and business owners on setting overall design direction and serve as the primary, foremost advocate for our fans
  • Lead the charge to create and own the ongoing maintenance of the digital style guide to govern all digital media design, collaborating with colleagues on the linear broadcast team to ensure consistency of brand
  • Craft information architecture articulations (e.g., OmniGraffle) to represent proper, effective user-facing structures
  • Create wireframes based on product, project, and business needs to guide product development
  • Generate visual design through multiple iterations, from high-fidelity drafts all the way through final, pixel-perfect production assets, to enable the creation of product experiences
  • Work with software developers to iterate through builds of new user experiences, taking in feedback and providing solutions
  • Conduct or lead contextual and usability research to hone user requirements, analyze/recommend experience design, and oversee execution of those requirements
  • Act as the team expert on emerging presentation layer experiences across mobile and Web
  • Lead client meetings to present and review proposed UI strategy at both a strategic and granular, implementation level
  • Work with development leads to ensure any UI/visual design work is compatible across the consumption landscape

Preferred Traits:

  • BS, BFA or BA with a major in design, graphic design, art direction or industrial design; a focus in UX design is a plus
  • 2-5 years of user interface and visual design experience with B2C digital products for the Web; mobile platforms, including native iOS and Android phones and tablets
  • Ideally, some level of experience in designing products for connected devices, such as game consoles or smart TVs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in both Agile and traditional waterfall development methodologies... and you are able to articulate the UX-related pitfalls inherent to each
  • Master Sherpa-level knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle or similar flowcharting/IA-type packages
  • Ideally, profound experience with HTML, CSS, XML, Flash, other preso layer technologies
  • Proficiency with Word/Pages, PowerPoint/Keynote
  • Understanding of common digital back-end tools and solutions, especially content management systems
  • Superb communication and documentation skills
  • At least a casual interest in sports, lifestyle, and pop culture topics
  • Sincere appreciation for gaming and gamification as it relates to user engagement and conversion
  • Total lack of fear of long hours, crazy schedules, and having long lists of tasks in front of you

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


Senior Producer

The Senior Producer will be responsible for executing the production process from building the rundown to air, getting shows done on a daily basis, leading the studio team in the execution of daily sports programing and working with the senior production staff, talent and studio colleagues within the networks vision and planning of the daily studio productions. Additionally the person in this role will be responsible for the execution of long form original episodic programming from inception to air. He/she will work with staff to develop daily as well as long term coverage plans and assigning stories to reporters. Oversee production of final reports and making decisions related to sports content, including reviewing the work of others will also be responsible to work with staff with regard to logistics and satellite coordination. Will help post-produce special sports programming and will likely work a flexible schedule including Saturdays, Sundays, nights and weekends.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Produces assigned shows, making decisions on story lineup, video/audio, graphics, and timing to construct the show.
  • Composes or edits show scripts to meet management or other requirements.
  • Creates accurately timed shows that meet format requirements within established deadlines.
  • Work with Producers and staff to build rundowns.
  • Writes stories for anchors as required.
  • Coordinates with graphic artists and operators in developing the graphics for the show.
  • Coordinates various aspects of production team, such as audio work, music, timing, camera work, and script writing.
  • Performs video editing functions to support content creation for assigned shows as well show fixes.
  • Gives instructions to staff to schedule broadcast and to develop and coordinate details to obtain desired production in coordination with coordinating producer(s).
  • Reviews production to ensure objectives are attained.
  • Views taped program to select scenes to be used for promotional purposes, using video equipment.
  • May represent television network, acting as liaison to independent producer of television series produced for network broadcast.
  • Reviews budget and expenditures for programs or commercial productions for conformance to budgetary restrictions.
  • Schedule production staff and talent to support studio programs
  • Coordinates production details to produce live television programs from locations distant from station.
  • Performs editing functions or fill in as Coordinating Producer as required.
  • Produces and writes special reports as directed by senior production management.
  • Responsible for accuracy of facts in the on-air product.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that works well with co-workers, supervisors and customers, consistent with the company's workplace culture.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee may also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by the senior production and other management as required.

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge & Experience (Technical Responsibilities)
  • Able to perform well under pressure, manage breaking news situations, meet strict deadlines, and respond quickly to changes.
  • Proven track record of editing and writing stories from information collected by reporters and other
  • Proven track record of coordinating the activities of writers, show directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.
  • Proven track record with research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other informational sources.
  • Review recordings to ensure conformance to production and broadcast standards.
  • Monitor post-production processes to ensure accurate completion of details.
  • Conduct meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to ensure production objectives are attained.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing operational reports, distributing rehearsal call sheets and script copies, and arranging for rehearsal quarters.
  • Resolve personnel problems that arise during the production process by acting as liaison between dissenting parties when necessary.
  • Must have strong knowledge and understanding of the High School, College and Professional sports.
  • Television sports/news producing experience required.
  • Thorough knowledge of operation and office policies and procedures. Must have ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, organize, prioritize, make decisions and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or related field, or equivalent work experience is a plus but priority will be given to experience.
  • 3-6 years television sports/news production experience.
  • Long form producing
  • Experience with non-linear editing required.

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


Front-End Web Developer

The Front-End Web developer will play a key role in growing Back9Network’s digital presence across multiple properties and platforms, working across internal and external resources to craft new experiences for users and leading the charge to build compelling mobile experiences. This role is primarily a development-focused one, but a high level of user interface design and visual design acumen is a huge plus.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Designing and building new user experiences and templates for the Back9Network Web site, collaborating with internal and external resources for design and project management
      • Developing device-aware and device-specific presentation layers for multiple platforms
      • Integration with content management systems, including WordPress and video platform services
      • Leading the development of native mobile applications for iOS and Android, as well as in-home console devices
      • Quality assurance testing and bug tracking
      • Staying intimately informed of emerging technology and trends -- you can cite three recent examples of great software implementations you love

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Deep familiarity of HTML syntax for multiple specifications, including HTML 5
      • Hands-on ability to generate HTML, CSS, JavaScript code as well as review and modify existing code and third-party-provided coding
      • Experience in turning XML, JSON, other feed types into user-friendly experiences
      • Proven ability to craft appropriate CSS for different devices and displays
      • Thorough understanding of browser-specific compliance -- you know what works on Chrome that doesn’t work in IE or Firefox
      • Total lack of fear in writing and reviewing Javascript
      • Deep experience with jQuery and Bootstrap
      • Experience with PHP, Python, Perl or equivalent scripting languages
      • Experience with integration of online video platform services, social media services, digital asset management, and other third-party services
      • History of using JIRA or other bug-tracking process diligently without reservation
      • Appreciation for gaming and gamification as it relates to user engagement and conversion
      • Photoshop mastery
      • Solid experience with both agile scrum methodology and waterfall-type processes; knowing the pros and cons of both a huge plus
      • Good communication and documentation skills

Basic Requirements:

      • 5-7 years experience
      • Computer Science major or related technology field

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


Back-End Web Developer

The Back-End Web developer will play a key role in growing Back9Network’s digital presence across multiple properties and platforms, working across internal and external resources to craft new experiences for users and leading the charge to build compelling mobile experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Collaborating with front-end engineers to craft new user experiences and templates for Back9Network digital products, collaborating with designers and product managers
      • Hands-on oversight of the full solution development process, from ideation to build-out to launch to refinement
      • Owning the integration and ongoing oversight of critical third-party services, including SAAS solutions for video hosting, authentication
      • Ensuring proper technology infrastructure is in place to support company and product growth
      • Identifying and vetting solutions and vendors for continued support and growth
      • Building large-scale data systems using open-source and licensed technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Strong knowledge of content management systems, content delivery networks, domain services, hosting solutions
      • Experience with large-scale SAAS, e.g., Amazon Web Services, Adobe Pass, online video platforms
      • Strong familiarity with SQL database programming and performance
      • Proven diligence in ensuring system performance optimization across services
      • Direct development and/or third-party implementation of solutions for metrics reporting, authentication, payment processing, customer relationship management
      • Deep understanding and experience in domain management and content delivery integration and management
      • Experience with PHP, Python, Perl or equivalent scripting languages
      • Experience with integration of online video platform services, social media services, digital asset management, and other third-party services
      • History of using JIRA or other bug-tracking process diligently without reservation
      • Appreciation for gaming and gamification as it relates to user engagement and conversion
      • Photoshop proficiency
      • Solid experience with both agile scrum methodology and waterfall-type processes; knowing the pros and cons of both a huge plus
      • Good communication and documentation skills

Basic Requirements:

      • 5-7 years experience
      • Computer Science major or related technology field

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


Senior Editor/Producer, Nights & Weekends

Back9Network’s Digital Content Division is currently looking for highly enthusiastic, motivated and qualified Senior Editor/Producer, Nights and Weekends to help create, produce, program and edit material for the company’s flagship web destination, Back9Network.com.

The Senior Editor/Producer, Nights and Weekends, is a front-line manager based in Hartford, CT, who helps shape, manage and produce Back9’s digital product. The position manages both people and process, and requires an understanding of a 24/7 news environment that includes editorial, social and video assets. In conjunction with the Senior Director of Digital Content and Web Manager, this person will be responsible for strategic and tactical planning, newsgathering and production, coordination of content among multiple sources, and vision and direction for Back9Network.com and related social media platforms during evening and weekends.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage a staff of editors and writers in a fast-paced, highly competitive, rapidly changing environment.
  • Identify and develop innovative content that distinguishes our coverage and is useable across all of Back9’s platforms.
  • Assign, edit, produce and publish daily content to digital and social platforms.
  • Exhibit a solid understanding and appreciation of news, personalities, stories and trending topics as it relates to golf and the golf lifestyle.
  • Work with sales to develop content-driven revenue opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of editorial, reporting and/or copy editing experience, including management experience.
  • Have an understanding and appreciation of search engine optimization and social media.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience managing or supervising a cross-functional team.
  • Appreciation and knowledge of popular culture, the golf lifestyle and related industries that the Back9 audience would be interested in.
  • Strong understanding of WordPress, HTML, Photoshop and related web authoring tools and software.
  • In-depth knowledge of Golf, as well as the key players, companies, courses, OEMs, Tours and the like.
  • Familiarity with most major Internet search engines, Twitter and Facebook.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.

Resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com


Digital Content Interns

Back9Network’s Digital Content Division is currently looking for highly enthusiastic, motivated and qualified interns to help create, produce, program and edit material for the company’s flagship web destination, Back9Network.com. Internships are currently available for the Fall and Winter. Internships are for credits only.

Students can expect:

      • To gain relevant journalism experience working for a multiplatform media company.
      • A chance to network with seasoned reporters, editors, web producers and media partners.
      • Opportunities to participate in a fast-paced, start-up atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to contribute.
      • A chance to build professional job references and work with the company’s Executive Management.
      • A work environment where promising careers are tracked for future employment opportunities.
      • A rare opportunity to be a part of an exciting, start-up multiplatform television network.

Responsibilities:

      • Previous sports journalism experience preferred with strong writing and editing skills.
      • Assist with the maintaining of content on Back9Network.com and all social platforms.
      • Write, edit and format copy for online publication.
      • Monitor trending topics and be able to identify subjects that our audience and content partners would be interested in.
      • Work with partners to acquire and produce content.
      • Familiarity with WordPress or any other online content platform, Photoshop and Microsoft Office a plus.
      • Show creativity in developing ideas and assisting in coverage of golf, golf lifestyle, entertainment and more.

Requirements:

      • Junior or Senior standing
      • An interest in and knowledge of golf and the golf lifestyle.
      • Bright, energetic, ambitious, motivated, self-directed individuals looking to learn in a fast-paced environment.
      • Be organized, detail oriented, and ability to multitask.
      • Strong writing and grammar skills.
      • Be a team player who’s willing to adapt to change.
      • A positive attitude.
      • Minimum GPA of 2.8 or greater

Note: ALL resumes should be sent to: employment@back9network.com

Back9Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.