Yahoo Sports connects fans to the sports and fantasy games they love most and is the first screen for the next generation of sports fans worldwide,who crave real-time personalized quality content and superior fan experiences every day.
Yahoo Sports is looking for an in-house Talent Booker to support the day-to-day operations of the production department. The role will be responsible for identifying and booking athlete and celebrity talent for appearances and interviews across multiple sports programs and platforms. Must have strong contacts with Celebrity Athletes, Coaches, Talent Agents, Managers, Publicists and PR professionals.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with talent and talent representatives to help grow the Yahoo Sports Brand/portfolio of shows
Secure athlete/celebrity talent for exclusive content and interviews across the production slate
Support production team in identifying and pitching new athlete/celebrity content opportunities
Partner with production, editorial and social teams to research and identify lists of potential talent and be abreast of relevant news, story ideas and the vast talent pool
Maintain calendar with upcoming sporting and entertainment events, including TV/Film Premieres, Book Releases, and tracking athlete/celebrity/musical talent publicity events/tours
Coordinate guest appearances with other internal teams including PR, Marketing, Legal and other Oath Brands
Serve as primary contact for all talent representative day to day requests/needs, including logistical details, and assist on-site for field shots, live events
4-5 years of talent booking experience in sports, entertainment or media, preferably with an online, cable television or network entertainment division.
Solid knowledge and experience booking talent across the key sports – NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, NHL, UFC, Golf, Tennis, Olympics
Excellent organizational, people and writing skills required
Proactive, identifies problems AND solutions, self-motivated, entrepreneurial and creative.
Possess strong judgement, multi-tasking skills and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Passion for sports, entertainment, celebrity, music and pop culture a must
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