Verizon Product Manager - 5G Sports in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s launch of 5G service will usher in a new era of functionality. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology, but users will know it as the key to unlocking only previously imagined experiences. The connectivity benefits of 5G will transform the way we think about media and entertainment.

As the Product Manager for Sports, you’ll be responsible for shaping the strategy and driving the end to end execution of 5G Signature Experiences. This role will also be responsible for defining and developing new experiences that highlight the benefits of this next generation connectivity to sports fans as well as partners. You’ll do this by bringing to life rich and immersive applications, and delivery of brand defining signature experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with sports leagues, teams, athletes, networks and media brands to define best in class experiences and work with those partners to bring them to market.

  • Define product vision, roadmap and OKRs for Sports.

  • Write and prioritize user stories and journeys.

  • Partner with sports leagues (e.g., NFL and NBA), teams, athletes, networks and media brands to develop first-of-its-kind original content in new/emerging media formats (e.g., AR/VR).

  • Be the subject matter expert for sports content and media and have a deep understanding of what fans want/need and what drives them to make decisions on purchasing, subscriptions, and memberships.

  • Identify, assess, built, pilot and test new experiences, products, product features and on-going feature enhancements for Sports fans on Verizon’s 5G network.

  • Ideate, build business cases and execution plans for new product solutions and experiences for sports fans.

  • Lead the coordination of key project concepts from strategy and development, to launching and tracking execution and exposure against established KPIs.

  • Represent Verizon in any external meetings and industry events to enhance the marketing and branding efforts.

What we’re looking for...

You are a sports fanatic and you are passionate about new technologies, emerging content formats and new media platforms that enhance the sports fans’ experience. You have experience working for or partnering with sports leagues, teams, networks, athletes, and fan-focused brands and enjoy partnering with an engineering team to build new product solutions.

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or Creative fields of study.

  • Three or more years of experience at a top-tier sports network, publication, league, or team in a branding/identity, content creation, product or marketing role.

  • Four or more years of experience in product strategy, development, and/or marketing role, ideally in the sports media industry.

  • Experience working with AR, VR, 360 degree video and/or gaming solutions.

  • Deep experience engaging with sports fans across multiple touch points including online, social, retail, in-stadium/arena and events.

  • Business development experience working with sports leagues, teams, networks, athletes, and fan-focused brands.

  • Experience in collaborating with a diverse set of stakeholders including development, network, finance, strategy, marketing, advertising and sales teams.

  • Experience managing a project/product/service from concept through to execution and optimization,

  • Understanding of emerging technologies & how we can leverage those to address sports fans’ needs to drive engagement and gain market share.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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