Assistant Producer, News Planner - 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:
  • Working under the Senior News Editor you will be responsible for planning the SSN Newsgathering operation.
  • Working with the Newsdesk and Senior Producers, you will be responsible for setting up of the next day's news agenda and planned coverage.
  • In line with SSN priorities; originate ideas for stories, story treatments and development of agenda setting issues.
  • Collaborate with other Sky Sports departments on day to day coverage as well as big events/projects.
  • Manage and build up relationships with external partners and contacts.
  • Liaise with Production Planners to ensure non-duplication of plans & requests.
  • Work with Newsdesk to ensure diary is in line with SSN priorities, up to date and accurate.
  • Assist Newsdesk and all platforms in planning hour by hour coverage on breaking news stories.
  • Work within the agreed departmental budget.
  • May be required to deputise for Assistant News Editor and News Editor.
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 a strong news sense and editorial judgement, quickly assessing a good story/picture for our customer & business.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills combined with the ability to provide quick resolution to problems.
  • Demonstrate excellent understanding of journalistic principles.
  • Demonstrate positive relationship building skills, a team player who can manage relationships with internal & external partners.
  • 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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