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Senior Account Manager - Wagering

Job ID 10090934 Location Moore Park, Australia Business The Walt Disney Company (APAC) Date posted Jul. 08, 2024
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"I didn't think it was possible that something I did for fun - telling sports stories through stats - could become my job until I came here."

Ana, Sr. Researcher, ESPN

Job Summary:

ESPN is the world’s leading sports entertainment company. Our mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere. And to do it with authority and personality. In Australia and New Zealand, ESPN operates the ESPN, ESPN2 and WatchESPN subscription television sports channels. ESPN’s digital network is one of Australia’s leading destinations for online sport news, scores and highlights, comprising ESPN.com.au, ESPNcricinfo and ESPNfootytips.

In this market ESPN holds an extensive portfolio of premium sports rights including the NBA, NFL, MLB and UFC, along with Australia’s NBL and WNBL basketball leagues. ESPN is known and Australia’s ‘Home of US Sports’ and ‘Your Home For Hoops’.

US Sport is on the rise across Australia and with this, ESPN is growing! We are on the hunt for our next Senior Account Manager who is ready to join a passionate and high performing team of sports enthusiasts. Reporting into our Commercial Director, this newly created role will manage a key client portfolio in Wagering.   

What does our ideal candidate look like? You are an experienced Account Manager with an in-depth knowledge of and interest in Wagering. The successful relationships that you have been able to form at a senior level, both directly with your clients and with the media buying agencies, reflect your ability to form and maintain key partnerships. Previous experience in the ideation and integration of engaging solutions for your clients will enable you to demonstrate your creative mindset. You respond quickly, but with thoughtfulness, are diligent in your attention to the finer details, and have a genuine passion for what you do.

Hungry for success? Apply now with a cover letter telling us why you’re our next super star!

Your key responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the point-person for sales strategy, ad product ideation and packaging for select ESPN and Disney Advertising assets

  • Lead a key category nationally by developing, executing and managing a vertical strategy

  • Achieve and exceed sales targets

  • Knowledge of clients’ expectations, strategy and challenges in order to provide them with the most relevant media solution.

  • Act as a trusted adviser to clients and agencies, maintaining relationships and keeping them informed of new advertising opportunities.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in TV and/or Digital Media sales experience with an understanding of the Australian media landscape and knowledge of the Wagering landscape

  • Clear and confident communication skills with the ability to pitch presentations and engage audiences

  • The ability to form authentic and lasting relationships based on trust and mutuality 

  • A tenacious, proactive approach to servicing your clients   

  • The gift of the gab combined with an authentic interest in people

  • A love for selling solutions  – as much as we do!

  • A team player approach to the game in an environment that embraces innovation and creative thinking

Additional Information:

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

The Walt Disney Company can provide individual accessibility support that may be needed during your interview process. Please let us know of accommodations that may assist in helping you feel welcome by emailing wdi.careers.au@disney.com.

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About The Walt Disney Company (APAC):

For over 70 years, The Walt Disney Company has been entertaining consumers in Asia Pacific – and enriching people’s lives. Today’s consumer can discover new branded experiences in many ways and in many markets from Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Japan, Korea to Southeast Asia.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Australia Pty Ltd, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (APAC).

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