Reporting into the Senior Producer, the Assistant Producer will assist the production team with the sourcing of relevant stories/features and planning of consequent shoots

Application deadline is Sunday 27th September 2020 at 11:59pm.

Key Accountabilities

  • To assist and support the Senior Planning Team when dealing with requests and story planning for the department.
  • Assist production staff with set up of shoots (both domestic and international).
  • Prepare, plan, research and conduct weekly interviews at Premier League clubs.
  • Work with picture editors to produce features for international distribution.
  • Assist the Senior Planning Team to ensure all departments are aware of content plans and treatment for various stories and features.
  • Assist the Senior Planning Team by liaising with various Premier League teams and the Premier League.
  • To assist with the production of the Planning Schedule document for the department.
  • To help source the best stories, while always remaining conscious of the client’s wishes and corporate image.
  • Liaise with various talent booked by PLP or for the various programmes.
  • To have an understanding of responsible television production and good codes of practice.

Required Qualifications (Knowledge & Experience)

  • Must have a strong editorial sense and an understanding of what is required to help produce engaging television.
  • Experience of interviewing sports talent.
  • Needs to have a broad knowledge of Premier League football and the issues within it.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within the framework of a team.
  • Previous experience within a production company
  • Experience of dealing with Talent (e.g. presenters, commentators, sports stars)
  • Good editorial judgement.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Able to work across a number of departments ensuring the needs of all PLP programmes are met.
  • Self-motivated. Knowledge of broadcast environment and practical work experience within television, preferably on documentaries or live studio programmes.
  • Full and clean driving license
  • Experience on a wide range of sports programming, including filming on location, quick turnaround highlights, documentaries, magazine shows, desirable
  • Experience of working in a busy production office desirable
  • Use of IPD and IPB desirable
  • Good contacts within Premier League football desirable
  • An adaptable approach to work and a willingness to help other parts of the PLP operation, notably output desirable
  • Experience of self-shooting using a small hand-held camera.Educated to degree level or higher desirable

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