Assistant producer, Production Planning - Sky Sports News

22 Oct 2021
06 Nov 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

What you'll do:
  • Reporting into a Production team you will be responsible for coordinating guests and live crosses for certain SSN programming.
  • Liaise with Deputy Producer, Producer & Senior Producer to ensure editorial requirements are met.
  • Liaise with Newsdesk & Sky Sports to ensure requests for live crosses and hits are not duplicated.
  • Work closely with Live Editor on live crosses and guest slots.
  • Work with Newsgathering teams to ensure Output requirements are met.
  • Work with senior members of teams to collate feedback for guests & contributors.
  • May be required to create content for Sky Sports News and Sky News Sports Bulletins.
  • Originate ideas for stories, story treatments and development of agenda setting issues.
  • Work with Sports Planners on wider stories and big events.
  • Help to achieve the best use of resources and facilities by liaising with assignments, sat-ops, travel etc.
  • Build and manage relationships across all of Sky Sports' platforms and with external partners such as professional sports clubs and governing bodies.
  • Work within the agreed departmental budget.
What you'll bring:
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and coordinate content in a fast-paced editorial environment (ideally a sports broadcaster or major news agency).
  • Demonstrate good production skills, excellent understanding of grammar, spelling & journalistic principles plus experience of working with video.
  • Demonstrate positive relationship building skills, a team player who can manage relationships with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Strong and wide-ranging sports knowledge, with good internal & external contacts.
  • Ability to work to tight budgets, cost conscious with a strong focus on value for money.
  • A strong work ethic, a willingness to work unsociable hours and a desire to get involved in all aspects of the business when necessary.
Team Overview:Sky Sports NewsWe shape sports news, bringing fresh, creative and innovative ways of telling stories to our customers. Our multi-platform approach means we reach a diverse group of customers across a wide range of platforms.

The Rewards:There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Where you'll work:Osterley:Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

Inclusion:We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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