External Application

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

Who: Utah Jazz

Field: Live Broadcast / Sports / TV News / Technical Operations

Type: Full Time


The Utah Jazz are looking to hire a Director of Streaming for their newly launched Jazz+ streaming service. This is a brand-new position, reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, with a dotted line to the Senior Vice President of Broadcasting, and is an on-site position based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The ideal candidate is a creative, consumer-centric, data-driven professional that has a proven

track record in successful digital product innovation, development, and deployment, with experience in video and operations including streaming. In this role, the candidate will lead Jazz+ – managing and expanding its customer experience, growth strategy, and product features while meeting subscription goals and ensuring subscriber satisfaction.

We are looking for a big thinker who will be passionate about advancing the Jazz+ experience to maintain its position as best in class. This role demands a self-starter who has excellent project management and interpersonal skills and who is capable of driving cross-functional seasonal planning, product development, and roadmap ownership. The candidate must thrive in collaborative environments and be able to work independently, have proven capabilities of impactful product delivery, and possess strategic foresight to drive present and future success.


Drive the overall Jazz+ strategy, execution, and growth
Manage and grow the Jazz+ product while collaborating across the content/programming, social/marketing, product/platform/tech, analytics, and Jazz executive teams
Monitor Jazz+ performance and proactively course-correct and/or define new opportunities for engagement, retention, and growth
Own overall look, feel and functionality of the Jazz+ experience, to ensure best face forward to company, consumers, and fans at large
Manage the Jazz+ programming schedule - live and VOD - working in collaboration with the broadcast, content, and marketing teams
Collaborate with internal marketing department on consumer communications (including development of media plans, social strategies, and overall Jazz+ messaging)
Engage with the NBA, Kiswe and other designated tech teams to define use cases, review features/function requirements and define solutions
Lead innovation and development discussions to build out the platform and product
Work with marketing and other internal partners; lead vendor selection and management of agency relationships
Identify consumer opportunities across current and existing platforms/products, and develop thoughtful test plans
Protect the reputation of the company
Exemplify the Utah Jazz mission and values: transparency, all in, community obsessed, one team, and scrappy
Accept other duties, as assigned


8+ years experience in digital video, video app/product development, OTT/streaming/DTC subscription products
Prior operational experience at a sports league, team, or media company
Demonstrated ability to collaborate / build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and influencers at all levels, from junior developers to C-suite and VIPs
Prior experience with live streaming production platforms
Ability to manage internal and external stakeholders, vendors, and cross-functional teams
Proven ability to work well with others, on limited timelines and with tight turnarounds
Self-starter with ability to work independently – high sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit, but does understand the collaborative process of building and augmenting new and existing systems
Exceptional communication, prioritization, and time management skills
Demonstrable communication skills; must be able to clearly articulate at a business, technical and strategic level with internal and external teams, customers, partners, and executives
Position will be based in Salt Lake City; remote work is not permitted
Passion for sports is preferred

This person must be able to communicate and express themselves both written and verbally.
This person must be able to observe, inspect, estimate and assess.
This person must be able to sit, stand, bend, walk, and climb stairs for long periods of time.
This person must be able to lift 20 lbs.

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