Job Title Editorial Assistant – Content Service
Department IMG Productions – Premier League Productions
Main Purpose of Job Assisting on the editorial production of all Content Service shows, including; Football analysis, Fanzone researcher, and assisting across all new CS programming, plus some department admin duties
Reports To Producer/Senior Producer/Head of Content Service
Direct Reports None
Indirect Reports None
Hours of Work Average 40+ hours per week

Frequent weekend and evening work

Contract Type / Length Fixed Term until May 2020
Location Stockley Park
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Part of the Content Service production team working across many aspects of live studio output
  • Assisting on the editorial production of programmes for the Premier League
  • To plan, research and edit content for any Content Service offering
  • Working alongside on-screen talent & senior staff to prepare analysis for all studio programming
  • Working alongside a Piero operator to provide live analysis for studio programming
  • Working on Fanzone to source worldwide callers and user generated content
  • To log and review rushes and select suitable material for editing
  • To supervise post production as necessary
  • To co–ordinate and/or work in a live studio environment
  • Responsible for adhering to compliance guidelines for broadcasters/clients as appropriate
  • You may also be required to carry out any other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the job


Unusual Challenges or Circumstances   e.g. shift(s) / unsocial hours / travel / etc.
  • Frequent weekend work and long days in the studio


Key Results Areas
  • Working to rigid on-air deadlines
  • Delivering topical areas of discussion for programming
  • Generating original ideas
  • Sourcing good stories/contributors/images/footage
  • Quality of output – demonstrating creative flair and editorial judgement
  • Responding to feedback from Producer/Exec Producer


Person Specification


Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of logging rushes and selecting material for edits
  • Understanding of the workings of a live studio environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the Premier League
  • Good general sports knowledge
  • Understanding of digital workflow
  • Understanding and experience of non-linear edit systems

  • Experience on a wide range of sports programming, including live OB’s, quick-turnaround highlights, documentaries, magazine shows
  • Self-editing capability with Avid, Premiere, FCP, etc.
  • Experience of dealing with Talent (e.g. presenters, commentators, sports stars)


Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
    • Strong editorial sense for stories
    • Good communication skills (both written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Computer literate
  • Excellent customer focus skills (representing the face of the company/programme to the public/potential contributors)
  • Understanding and experience of non-linear edit systems

  • Self-editing capability with Avid, Premiere, FCP, etc.


Qualifications and Training

  • N/A



  • Demonstrates good editorial judgment
  • Impeccable time keeping
  • Shows initiative – able to prioritise and manage workload without close supervision
  • Good team player
  • Positive, professional and keen approach to work
  • Flexibility & adaptability
  • Health and Safety Production Training

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