IOC seeks broadcast and media rights manager
By Jonathan Rest
The International Olympic Committee is recruiting for a broadcast and media rights manager to strengthen its in-house team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the sales, sub-license and exploitation of IOC broadcast rights by rights-holding broadcasters (RHBs).
He or she will additionally look after a portfolio of territories or RHBs and focus on certain areas of expertise, such as commercial exploitation, internet and anti-piracy monitoring programme or value in kind.
The candidate will also be expected to "remain aware of market development that can influence the sales of broadcast rights or create possible new source of revenue."
The deadline for applications is 20 June, with the IOC hopeful of having the broadcast and media rights manager in place by mid-August.
The IOC said it is seeking an individual with: a minimum of five years' experience in a commercial or business environment, preferably working for a broadcaster, digital platform, sports agency or sports governing body; excellent knowledge and understanding of the worldwide broadcast and media industry; and English fluency, with French and or another language considered an asset.
"Familiarity with the Olympic Movement" is cited as a plus.
The broadcast and media rights manager will join a team led by Jerome Parmentier, head of broadcast and media rights, who joined the IOC in 2016 from the CAA Eleven agency. The candidate will work alongside Rebecca Bunn, who joined the IOC at a similar time, initially in the role of broadcast and media rights manager, from the Infront agency.
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