Program Manager - emerging sports partnerships

San Francisco CA,
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Katie Denfeld

Job Description:

Aquent's client is seeking a detail-oriented Program Manager to help develop and manage emerging sports properties on social media platforms. A successful candidate will help build community across a variety of sports ranging from endurance participatory (e.g. triathlons) to training, combat (e.g. Mixed Martial Arts) and youth sports. The Sports Partnerships team works closely with the leading content creators in the world, including leagues, teams, media, and athletes. This role requires knowledge of the sports business industry, strong business (e.g. Microsoft Excel and Keynote) and interpersonal skills to help drive alignment among various stakeholders. The successful candidate will have experience influencing stakeholders in a highly matrixed organization. This role will require cross-team collaboration with our internal counterparts in Scaled Partnerships, Product, Marketing and Partner Solutions, and will touch upon a broad set of products across tje company with a primary focus on video, community and monetization products.


  • Analyze various emerging sports ecosystems based on FB insights to identify high potential publishers to meet
  • broader platform video, community and monetization goals
  • Develop best practices by sports vertical and related partner engagement models that can scale across various
  • emerging sports ecosystems
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop processes and materials that scale the communication of best
  • practices and partner support
  • Develop case studies with Strategic Partnership Manager to highlight various aspects of partner value across
  • Facebook and Instagram
  • Support programming partners on video publishing and manage support requests


  • 3+ years of experience in sports/entertainment industry, with focus on digital initiatives and partnerships
  • (strongly preferred but not required)
  • Deep understanding of the sports industry and sports publisher ecosystem on Facebook & Instagram
  • Excellent project management experience, with the ability to handle multiple time-sensitive, cross-functional
  • projects on deadline
  • Knowledge of the sports content and media landscape, revenue streams, digital business models and overall
  • internet/technology space
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as a team, and cross-functionally, both internally and externally
  • Experience working with data and drawing actionable insights from data
  • Rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced environment


  • Bachelor's degree or higher

Client Description:

This TOP social media company, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, was built to help people connect and share. Over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over two billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry  
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem solving mode
  • Take part in global internal conversations that are happening with stakeholders, wherever they may be located, who are the best at what they do