The Vice President of Production will oversee the operational and support requirements for Fox Deportes broadcast operations. This will include on-air, operational, financial, technical and logistical requirements. This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day workload of the Production department and all Production Directors specifically. Duties include assigning work; acting as a liaison with other production arms of Fox Deportes; ensuring that all products meet network standards; negotiating rates with third party production vendors and freelancers; and creating effective systems of communication within the department, as well as with other Fox Deportes departments and Fox Sports in order to improve the flow of information, establish synergy and minimize errors. Create, develop and supervise new programming products. Help improve the level and quality of content and league relationships for every product including but not limited to NFL, MLB, UFC, UEFA, Bundesliga, MLS, NASCAR, Boxing, USGA Golf and all locally produced shows including Fox Deportes en Vivo, NFLeros and De Visitante. Maintain strong relationship with our Fox Sports Mexico operation and oversee content for U.S. versions coming from Mexico including Central Fox and La Ultima Palabra.
Review department workload, workflow and work quality by conducting weekly production meetings and supervising productions. Assesse, utilize and potentially recommend production technology utilizing the latest production equipment in capture, edit, and transmission.
Communicate with the other production arms of Fox Deportes, including Fox Sports U.S. and Mexico. Assesse the programming needs of the networks and any special projects required by the SVP & GM or other departments.
Work to integrate Fox Deportes productions into and around television remotes being hosted by Fox Sports and other networks; liaise between these entities to ensure a smooth integration on both sides.
Negotiate rates and work closely with out-of-house production companies that produce content for the FSI networks.
Supervise the Scheduling department and freelance production and talent personnel. Negotiate freelance rates and maintains, improves or corrects performance.
Create effective systems of communication within the department, as well as with other departments.
Assist the EVP/GM with various projects, as needed.
Experience / Skills
10+ years of experience in TV production, specifically live sporting event and studio shows production.
Must have demonstrated success managing large teams and partnering with outside groups on multiple projects.
Bilingual language skills; perfect Spanish written and spoken as well as English.
In-depth knowledge of European, international and domestic soccer and news.
Must be both analytical and creative, with the ability to collaborate and problem solve while managing simultaneous projects.
Must be computer proficient with knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and other office tools.
Must be able to interact on an executive level with production, engineering and senior management. Willing to work weekends and holidays. Logical thinker, detail orientated, able to respond under stress and tight deadlines.
Available to travel.
About Fox Sports
Launched in 1996, FOX Deportes, a division of FOX Sports, is the first and longest-running Spanish-language sports network in the United States. Now reaching more than 22 million cable and satellite households, more than 6.3 million of which are Hispanic, FOX Deportes has been the nation’s leading supplier of Spanish-language sports programming for 20 years. FOX Deportes features a diversified portfolio of properties, and boasts more than 2,100 hours of exclusive, live programming including NFL pre and post-season games, MLB regular-season, All-Star Game, Divisional Series, American League Championship Series and World Series, UFC®, the USGA’s U.S. Open, NASCAR, Premier Boxing Champions, college football and premier soccer programming including MLS, Bundesliga, exclusive coverage of Copa Libertadores and Copa Total Sudamericana and extensive UEFA Champions League matches. Original programs include LA ULTIMA PALABRA, CENTRAL FOX and FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO. FOX Deportes Digital reaches 17 million visitors monthly and provides a robust digital experience brimming with engaging editorial, live scoring and exclusive video highlights on FOXDeportes.com.