• VP Event Presentation

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    18-9196
    Division
    Sports
    Functional Area
    Other
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

    Responsibilities

    The Vice President Event Presentation for the NY Knicks, NY Liberty, Westchester Knicks oversees strategy and leadership of all areas of programming and day-to-day operations for in-arena presentation and building services related to event presentation from unions (electricians, carpenters, laborers) to event production (Gardenvision, all on-court activity, music department, arena lighting, and entertainment coordination, game night staff, public address announcer, etc). Generates guidelines and produces content for the NY Knicks, NY Liberty, WC Knicks in-arena experience through live entertainment, music, videos and contests.  Produces a season long promotional calendar that outlines agenda for each game throughout the season, creating new entertainment options for the arena. Generates "game details" information sheets for every game, allowing Director of Event Presentation to write and prepare each game script including sponsor activity, public address announcements, musical selections and contests. Creates in-arena sponsorship sales including inventory analysis, stimulating sales opportunities and creating new partners. Works closely with MSG Networks in a variety of capabilities to maximize team exposure. Serves as the quality control contact for the teams in working with all event related equipment. Handles all event planning with facilities and all event operations at Madison Square Garden. Acts as the liaison between the NBA and MSG on all entertainment and game broadcast issues. Works on annual pre-season game production related to out-of-marketing venues, and assists with key team events including annual team fundraisers, sponsor luncheons, and charity basketball games. Generates new ideas and implements theme days for games. Participates in other projects as assigned.

     

    • Oversees strategy and leadership of all areas of programming and day-to-day operations for in-arena presentation and building services related to event presentation from unions (electricians, carpenters, laborers) to event production (Gardenvision, all on-court activity, music department, arena lighting, and entertainment coordination, game night staff, public address announcer, etc).
    • Main contact to building services management related to event presentation to event production.
    • Main contact between the NBA and MSG on all entertainment and game broadcast issues.
    • Responsible for the production of videos for player recruitment
    • Generates new ideas, quality control guidelines for all in-arena content videos, music, and contests.
    • Spearheads all event advertising for team merchandise and the food/beverage business via video shoots, scripting of promotions and securing in-game inventory.
    • Coordination of the presentation strategy, which includes how the players are perceived by fans and is laid out through a multitude of video interviews during the season including the consummate organization of the annual team “media day”.
    • Produces a season long promotional calendar with themes that outlines the agenda for each game throughout the season, creating new entertainment options for the arena.
    • Produces "game summary" information sheets for every game, allowing Director of Event Presentation to write and prepare each game script including sponsor activity, public address announcements, musical selections and contests.
    • Creates in-arena sponsorship sales including inventory analysis, stimulating sales opportunities and creating new partners.
    • Works closely with MSG Networks and Gardenvision. Serves as the quality control contact for the teams in working with all event related equipment.
    • Prioritizes all internal promotional requests to maximize exposure through game programming.
    • Lead contact for event production for annual events and game production related to out-of-arena venues. (Tip-Off Event/ Playoff Events)
    • Content producer of all video content, including Opening Video.
    • Responsible for all executive communications, plans and strategy documents and legal documents/contracts.
    • Leads all research activities with a goal of event presentation.  This includes analyzing fan surveys, attending focus groups, talking to fans at games/events and traveling to see other presentations.
    • Leads all special effects planning for major games including projection/ pyro/ theatrical lighting, etc.
    • Responsible for the annual planning and budget process for all departmental functions.
    • Accountable for maintaining the in-arena giveaway schedule for partners and the fulfillment and procurement of such items.
    • In charge of organizing and maintaining the theme nights and promotional calendar for the marketing dept. working with event presentation on the scheduling of these dates as well as potential partnership opportunities.
    • Programs and leads booking of all entertainment, halftime, anthem, in-game performers based on game tier and thematic. Acts as the quality control and creative force in producing these acts.   Works with costuming, lighting, projection, to ensure a highly produced performance for all variety acts for quarter breaks and halftimes/timeouts.
    • Oversees branding and performance strategy for all entertainment elements.
    • Forms relationships in the entertainment industry (record labels, radio stations, and publicists, managers) to establish a wealth of entertainment options.
    • This position will also be counted on to think “big picture”, present new ideas, stay in tune with trends in presentation and entertainment and monitor fan feedback in order to deliver an unequalled Knicks fan experience.
    • Source and obtain arena music – keep up on top of the latest music through trade publications, radio airplay and record label sourcing. This position will need to work very closely with the MSG Music Director in preparation for all game situations (musically).
    • Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction from both season subscribers and occasional Knicks guests. Work closely with the research department, the NBA and many fans directly at Knicks/Liberty games/events.  This position needs to know what makes our fans tick, what they like/don’t like and should build off of that in event presentation execution. 
    • Works with all MSG departments on company-wide cross promotions. This includes assisting in the development of programming to achieve marketing objectives and finding ways to best promote all entities.
    • Oversee all staffing efforts for any day of game/event operations.  Including Overseeing the Floor Director and 7th avenue squad / Liberty Torch Patrol for Contests, Partnership and other execution of in-game elements

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Four-year degree in related field
    • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of television production (or related) experience
    • Experience in Sports, Entertainment, Media or Hospitality within a transformative, complex, high volume service-oriented environment with a diverse population of employees and stakeholders
    • Strong business acumen, critical thinking capabilities, operational skills and successful partnership with liner operations preferred
    • Demonstrated experience working alongside C-Suite Executives and comfortable managing in a matrixed organization
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, attention to detail and time management skills required
    • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-oriented environment
    • Skilled at working collaboratively and in a team environment with the ability to engage inspire and influence people
    • Problem solving, reasoning, motivational and organizational abilities are used often
    • The ideal candidate should have exceptional musical knowledge and vast industry contacts
    • This position must always be able to source and act on new technology
    • Ability to produce videos working with both linear and non-linear editing systems
    • Must have a strong knowledge of theatrical lighting
    • Music editing capabilities will become a growing need for this position
    • Should possess an in-depth knowledge of both city and company procedural issues as relates to union employees (and their functions)
    • Must possess exceptional computer skills and an ability to generate cutting edge decks and presentations

     

    Preferred Qualifications: 

     

    • The Vice President, Event Presentation essentially manages all MSG employees on the day of games as facets of the event fall under his/her direction. The responsibility here is enormous and this person must see to it that every aspect of the game experience is a pleasant and memorable one for Knicks fans

    Education

    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

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