Senior Live Producer

Contract Type/Length: Full Time, Permanent
IMG is the global leader in Sports Production, providing coverage of large-scale live events and enhancing broadcasters output with full studio analysis and non-live content.


Reporting into the Director of Content, IMG is seeking a Senior Live Producer who will oversee the production and editorial of live on-site or studio programmes. Working across IMG’s portfolio of sports rights and contracts, including football, snooker and tennis, the role will also oversee a team of Producers and Assistant Producers.


This role will support IMG’s inclusive culture and be responsible for inspiring and developing the whole team, working with a variety of broadcasters and federations including Channel 4, CBS, EFL and ITV. IMG are always looking to enhance our editorial team with enthusiastic and talented individuals. An inquisitive nature and the desire to develop your skillset is essential.  A passion for the job and a willingness to learn from our own experienced people is crucial.


The successful candidate will have extensive sports and production knowledge. Developing and sustaining a culture across the department that ensures production staff work together to achieve common goals is key to the success of the role.


The role will develop and execute all aspects of the development life cycle, from initial concepts through to final delivery across all platforms. It will also take responsibility for the output making key decisions on editorial and overseeing creative talent.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • To oversee the production and editorial of live on-site or studio programmes across IMG’s portfolio of sports rights and contracts.
  • Promoting a progressive and positive culture within our teams, supporting the values of IMG Media. Collaboration, Excellence, Inclusion,
  • Entrepreneurialism and Persistence.
  • Supporting the DEI initiatives across the department.
  • Manage and empower supporting team of Producers and Assistant Producers.
  • Build an environment that drives performance and accountability.
  • Proven history of managing team performance, with the ability to offer training solutions.
  • To prepare running orders, brief editorial teams, liaise with talent and “gallery produce” programmes.
  • Work closely with Production Management on the commercial, corporate and client deliverables.
  • Responsible for adhering to compliance guidelines for broadcasters/clients as appropriate.
  • To deliver live studio and on-site OB programmes on-time and on budget.
  • To assist in the definition of the editorial content and direction of the live programmes.
  • Forward planning, ideas generation and the ability to think creatively and inspire and coach teams to do the same.


Key Experience and Skills

  • Previous experience as a Producer within a major sports television production team
  • An extensive portfolio of work covering a variety of sports production
  • An understanding of all the operational and logistical requirements of live television studio and live OB on-site programming.
  • Experience of dealing with Onscreen Talent (e.g. Presenters, Commentators, Sports Personalities)
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • An ability to work collectively in a team environment.
  • Good financial understanding / business awareness.
  • Experience managing production teams.
  • Experience in producing running orders and dealing with all aspects of live TV production.


PLEASE NOTE: The role will be based at our offices in Stockley Park, Uxbridge with a requirement for occasional international travel. Free parking is also provided.


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Application deadline is Sunday 10th July 2022 at 11:59pm BST.


IMG Productions

IMG Productions is one of the largest producers of sports programming in the world, responsible for thousands of hours of content on behalf of more than 200 federations, associations and events. Producing and distributing three 24/7 sports offerings in Sport 24, the first-ever live, global, premium sports channel for the airline and cruise industries; EDGEsport, the premium action sports channel; and the Premier League Content Service for international broadcasters, which includes all live matches, comprehensive analysis and regular magazine programming. Our cross-platform product offerings include: Golfing World, Amazon Tennis, UFC, The Wimbledon Championships, the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, European Tour Productions, Royal & Ancient Golf, SNTV, Euroleague Basketball, Trans World Sport, EFL, FIVB, Evoke Films, Audio and more.


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Diversity Statement for IMG

IMG unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we harness the entirety of our company and lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. It means that we engage in anti-racism and allyship the way we do anything. Fiercely and Fearlessly. As a global company that drives culture, we endeavour to reflect the world’s diverse voices both internally and externally to ensure success in our mission.

IMG is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.