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Associate Director, Team Brands Operations


Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. Vox Media’s networks and businesses include SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode & Code Conferences, Polygon, Concert, Chorus, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, and the Vox Media Podcast Network.    

SB Nation is currently looking for an Associate Director of Operations for Team Brands. The objective of SB Nation team brands’ Associate Director of Operations is to manage productivity and team cooperation. The Associate Director of Operations extends the Executive Director’s internal and external reach, aligns the division's leadership team on priority initiatives and strengthens the division’s management team relationships. The Associate Director of Operations acts as a thought partner to the Executive Director and a part of the team brands leadership team, including the Director of Programming, Emerging Platforms, the Editorial Director of Team Brands and the Senior Director of Combat. The Associate Director of Operations is expected to facilitate, scale, and participate in senior-level decision making and provide a point of view.                                                    

Overall responsibilities: 

  • Align division management team on priority initiatives. 
    • Ensure team brand leaders have a unified, aligned approach to cross-functional initiatives. 
    • Keep leadership organized and moving forward in the execution of high-priority, cross-functional initiatives through coordinated project plans. 
    • Create space for leaders and managers to have strategic conversations about the business and culture. 
    • Prioritize and form key messages from stream of ideas and conversations. 
    • Develop plans for communicating key messages throughout the organization, including to thousands of independent contractors
  • Identify and evaluate challenges
    • Collaborate with stakeholders within team brands and across the company (Legal, Communications, etc.) to identify recurring challenges 
    • Identify patterns and share them with stakeholder
    • Create a workflow for informing, delegating, and escalating to address recurring challenges
  • Strengthen management team relationships. 
    • Coordinate and evaluate how management should spend their time together, including running the weekly /monthly meetings, offsites, and social gatherings. 
    • Be a thought partner to leadership on the organization’s vision, priorities, challenges, and team. 
    • Manage Senior Project Manager, Senior Coordinator, and Senior Talent Manager.
  • Extend Executive Director’s internal and external reach.
    • Track on division’s priority initiatives that are being driven by leaders throughout the organization and report back on progress to Executive Director. 
    • Act as the communication arm for Executive Director with other departments, other leaders, clients or major stakeholders.
    • Write first drafts of proposals, emails, letters, agendas, etc 
    • Build relationships across the organization at all levels.
    • Provide insight to the Executive Director about team needs 
    • Lead and track initiatives as proxy for Executive Director as necessary/appropriate

About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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