Content Acquisition Specialist - Locals

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DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado.  As DISH continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it is looking to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results.  This position will be an integral part of the Locals Programming team, which acquires video content from national broadcasters and local broadcast affiliates (e.g., ABC, Sinclair Broadcasting). The Programming Specialist will be responsible for providing support and analysis across the range of work provided by the team.


The Locals Programming Team works with senior management on DISH’s Locals programming strategy, maintains broadcaster relationships, manages ongoing business with our broadcasting partners, and negotiates content acquisition and renewal deals in line with budget and overall strategy. The Programming Specialist will be a key member of the Locals Programming Team.  Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze the latest trends in Media, Pay TV and Broadcast industries
  • Prepare and plan for deals
  • Plan and participate in ongoing contract analysis
  • Complete financial modeling
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Viewer measurement analysis

Skills - Experience and Requirements

A successful Locals Programming Specialist will have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable communicating with upper management; highly focused on building and maintaining strong internal and external business relationships
  • Sound analytical skills; both qualitative & quantitative and the ability to think creatively and independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Detail oriented with ability to review and analyze a large volume of data; strong Excel skills (preferred)
  • Comfortable reading and understanding contract language and negotiation/deal experience (preferred)
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in the pay-TV industry


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