Director, Sports Programming Job Listing at DISH in Englewood, CO (Job ID 22737)



Location: Englewood, CO
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Not specified
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results.


To be successful in this role, our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 8+ years related experience in the development, negotiation, and execution of programming acquisition transactions is a must; MBA and/or JD required
  • Solid understanding of content production and distribution and key industry players
  • Proven ability to build business plans and work in a fast paced dynamic environment; strong PL knowledge and experience
  • Ability to think creatively and independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent negotiating and business development skills; exceptional drafting and writing abilities
  • Ability to craft and deliver executive-level presentations


We are currently looking for an innovative and entrepreneurial candidate to add to our deal team in Programming. Reporting to the VP, Programming, the Director of Sports Programming will be heavily involved in all aspects of our growing business: identifying, evaluating and securing content; negotiating programming rights and affiliation agreements, marketing, pricing and packaging the content for our subscribers; and, operational execution. 


Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Develop and execute acquisition and programming strategy (including evaluation of its impact on positioning with DISH); identify, pursue and source relevant content; provide strategic and analytical guidance on all new content/network opportunities that support internal strategies and customer expectations
  • Evaluate potential channels and develop justification models and strategies
  • Work with various internal stakeholders to negotiate term sheet and steward the deal to completion
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with content partners
  • Foster and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the competitive linear, digital and entertainment landscape
  • Develop relationships and work collaboratively with other DISH teams (finance, operations, legal, marketing, field, public relations, etc.) to ensure the department and systems are running smoothly  

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