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Manager, Video Partners - Cox Media

Cox Communications

Atlanta, GA
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Company Cox Communications
Title: Manager, Video Partners - Cox Media
JobID: 1710801
Category: Business Operations
Industry: Cox Communications, Inc.
Job Type: Full-time


Role Summary
Cox Media is seeking a self-directed individual, with excellent cross-functional leadership and communication skills, to onboard and manage advanced video advertising/inventory partnerships with Cox’s cable programmer partners and other video content publishers and distributors. As Cox Media expands our video product portfolio, the Manager, Video Partners plays a critical role in our ability to drive advertising revenue through new video partnerships on Cox O&O and 3rd party platforms. This role sits within the Product Development and Management organization of Cox’s cable advertising sales division, Cox Media, and reports directly to the Sr. Mgr., Product Development. 

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

Manage Cox Media’s video partner relationships, as well as the onboarding and maintenance of partner inventory (content rights owners or reseller partners), for inclusion in Cox Media’s overall video product portfolio. 
Understand Cox’s existing programmer and/or reseller partnerships and associated contract terms, and obligations as it relates to Cox Media’s ad rights.
Create and maintain documentation to track programmer and other advanced video inventory partnerships, associated ad rights and ad products available for sale 
Communicate partner, product and inventory changes and functional impacts with all key stakeholders, including inventory, ad operations, product, technology, sales and sales enablement
Identify, and participate in negotiations for, additional partner relationship opportunities to expand Cox Media’s video inventory opportunities and inform Cox Media’s prioritization/roadmap for adding additional endpoints and/or video partners 
Translate and map Cox Media’s business strategy into a comprehensive view of Cox Media’s video inventory partners to be available for targeting and sales packaging via the FreeWheel MRM platform 
Manage the strategic design of the Cox Media instance of FreeWheel MRM to accommodate all sales strategy and inventory needs, considering current state inventory partners and future expansion opportunities 
Inform and support updates to the video ad experience across all programmer and inventory partners 
Enable and/or produce business reporting out of the FreeWheel platform for key Cox Media stakeholders across product, sales, ad ops and sales enablement
Partner with Cox Media Product Team on video product strategy and special projects related to video product development and management 
Partner with CCI on FreeWheel MRM related needs to support dynamic ad insertion across all Cox O&O platforms
Support ad operations on an ongoing basis regarding trafficking strategy to achieve specific targeting and campaigns strategy outcomes 
Manage, track, and communicate schedule, budget, and issues related to all projects
Provide project management leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams in their support of key initiatives during planning and deployment
All other duties as assigned 


Skills and Qualifications 


3-5 years of experience required in related field – Marketing, Advertising or related field
Requires strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Prior experience in digital video and/or advanced television 
Strong multitasking, analytical and creative skills
Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization
Self-directed individual with strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-up skills
Ability to travel by land or air on an occasional basis
Strong analytical capability and Excel proficiency 
Nimble and adaptable in our fast-paced environment 
Experience defining and implementing new processes and workflows that utilize best practices
Clear verbal and written communication across various cross-functional teams
Courage to challenge existing practices to find better solutions
Excellent analysis, testing and troubleshooting skills
Proven experience with report writing and technical requirement analysis

Prior experience with FreeWheel MRM, particularly related to network design/maintenance
BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired 


Organization: Cox Communications, Inc.

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-6205-B Peachtree Dunwoody Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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