Senior Manager, Account Management - TV Creative Center - Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy!
Sony PicturesCulver City, CA
Full Time Job
Senior Manager, Account Management - TV Creative Center - Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy!
Sr Mgr, Account Management - Wheel of Fortune/ Jeopardy! Creative Center, Culver City
The position is based in Culver City, CA and provides high level account management – planning and oversight for a particular business unit(s). This role is embedded into the business unit's operations and gathers pertinent information and is the conduit for communication that informs all projects coming to the Creative Center (CC). This position reports into the Vice President of Operations/ Production and works closely with operations, production and creative staff. The goal is to have one point of contact for constituents that gathers context and information for CC so that prioritization, overarching business strategy, success metrics and business KPIs can be managed accordingly.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Client Management - Proactively account manage multiple complex projects for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! This role is servicing the two most iconic television brands within Sony Pictures Television Studio. Must be an effective liaison between various groups within Sony Pictures Television (occasionally with external agencies and vendors). Work hand-in-hand with Operations, Production and CC executives to initiate and execute projects. Must be adept at anticipating needs and prioritizing. Timely seeking and processing of information is critical to the success of this role. Must be detail oriented. Responsible for gathering context, project updates including but not limited to budget, schedule, resources, and progress on deliverables. Confirm all technical specifications are accurate throughout the project and all internal processes and workflows are maintained as a second line of defense after the Producers. Responsible for partnering with operations and production, meeting budgets and quick turnaround deadlines and the communication around these milestones.
Communication and Collaboration – Relationships are the cornerstone of this position. Smooth collaboration between constituents and CC is critical to our success. Be a positive team leader and an advocate for collaboration. Work to build bridges between business units and CC. Initiate project communication (internal and external) to ensure professional and friendly tone. Build a positive relationship throughout the project with clients to ensure a desire for future work with the global internal agency. Proactively anticipate and address project needs with appropriate communication and solutions. Participation in review sessions and presentations is optional but advantageous due to the constituent's POV that you represent.
New Project Facilitation - Define project expectation and goals in collaboration with key project stakeholders. Must be adept in assessing true client needs and expectations as it relates to an overarching strategy. Must be skilled in defining overall business strategy and context with the ability to communicate this effectively to both constituent and CC. Work closely with Producers to create, iterate and track project timelines, deliverables, and budgets in order to achieve project alignment and approval. Work with constituent (when applicable), CDs, VP Operations/ Production and Producers on creation of creative brief and attain alignment before work begins. Consult with CC team as they build a detailed project plan, including internal pipeline considerations, budget, schedule, deliverables list, etc. to ensure that expectations are aligned and being met. Maintain a strong knowledge of the skill and attributes of the internal creative team's abilities. You are an ambassador and advocate for CC and your client-facing role puts you front and center as a senior representative of what CC embodies.
Maintain familiarity with current culture and design trends and advocate for cutting edge excellence and quality. Embody the philosophy of what CC has built and be able to articulate it to any constituent. Exhibit an innate sense of curiosity .
Exhibit willingness to take on responsibilities outside of her/ his job description and has the ability to respond to business demands in a fast - paced environment . Presents a positive and professional attitude to stakeholders and co - workers .
Work Experience Requirements
• 6-8 years in production in marketing services, creative service agencies, network promotions, client services or a similar field (broadcast, digital, print, experiential a plus)
• Primary skills include: excellent verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal and collaboration, negotiating skills, problem solving, time and project management, multi-tasking
• Business strategy acumen, innate sense of curiosity
• Ability to see the big picture and holistically strategize, build consensus as well as excitement
• Highly motivated self-starter
• Passionate about original, acquired and library content, global branding initiatives, editorial/ social content and storytelling, the ability to make it work with a can-do attitude
Ability to work flexible hours.
Business acumen a must.
Bachelor Degree from 4 year college or university
Creative problem solver, leadership, ability to think strategically, innovation, teamwork, ability to multi-task,
communication skills, time management and prioritization skills a must.
In addition to having a passion for all types of content, this individual also has her/ his finger on the pulse of pop culture and social trends in design, marketing and advertising. She/ he is passionate about strategic branding and creative and the elevation of these brands. She/ he is interested in entering, creating and sustaining an informed dialogue with the fan base from existing platforms as well as discovering additional avenues to engage new audiences specifically regarding social content creation.
Background on Creative Center (Culver City, Miami)
Creative Center is a global, hybrid internal agency that is a centralized hub for Sony Pictures Television Studio, Distribution, Franchise, Syndication, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Global Networks, Ad/ Sales and Sony One Initiatives. Our focus is to service businesses across the globe within the Sony universe.
We are a design consultancy that brings best practices from the agency world into our corporate studio environment. We harness what's relevant from both and blend within our model. We apply high-end creative, strategy and intimate knowledge about our brands to every engagement with a sense of urgency, efficiency and fiscal responsibility. We are built to be nimble and customize teams based on the various creative needs of our constituents.
We currently ideate and execute the 360 marketing campaigns for original show launches, tent pole acquisitions as well as all B2B, B2C events for Sony Pictures Television. We are the on-air promotion group
for the Global Networks business. We are the branding agency for global marketing designing and launching Sony Networks around the world, global campaigns for Sony IP, One Sony Initiatives and overarching Sony Pictures Entertainment campaigns for various corporate groups. We are also the digital agency for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.
* Sony Pictures - CA - Culver City Area & Studios