Job Description

Contract Summary

IMG is looking for an experienced leader to oversee and drive its football Production content. Working with a variety of broadcasters and federations, the Head of Football Content will set the direction and vision for all of IMG’s football content (outside of Premier League Productions).

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, creative, and organised, while being an inspiring leader of people. They will have a background in creating sports content and experience of managing multiple stakeholders.

Based in Stockley Park, Uxbridge, the Head of Football will manage the creative team, overseeing the end-to-end client deliverables. This role reports to the VP, Director of Content.

Job Description

IMG is the global leader in Football 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 the VP, Head of Football Content will oversee all of IMG’s football related live and highlight content, outside of Premier League Productions. Working with a variety of broadcasters and federations including Channel 4, CBS, EFL and ITV.

As well as line managing the senior editorial team, this role will support IMG’s inclusive culture and be responsible for inspiring and developing the whole team.

The successful candidate will have extensive football and production knowledge and considerable Domestic and International contacts. Managing, managing relationships with key stakeholders in the sport and driving new business is core to the success of the role.

Leveraging all of Endeavor’s businesses to connect and create value for existing and potential clients, partners, and owned assets is key to the success of this role.

The role will lead pitches and drive innovation in collaboration with the IMG Productions Senior Leadership Team. Collaborating to develop and execute all aspects of the development life cycle, from initial concepts through to final delivery across all platforms. It will also assist the Director of Content in leading the overall creative strategy for the business, taking responsibility for football output as well as making key decisions on editorial and overseeing creative talent.

Application deadline is Sunday 26th June at 11:59pm BST

Key Responsibilities And Accountabilities

  • Promoting an inclusive and positive culture within our teams, supporting the values of IMG Media. Collaboration, Excellence, Inclusion, Entrepreneurialism and Persistence.
  • Leading and supporting DE&I initiatives across IMG Productions.
  • Play a key role in delivering IMG Sustainability Green to Screen objectives.
  • Manage and empower the supporting content team of Executive and Senior Producers.
  • Foster an environment that drives performance and accountability across the department.
  • Shape and realise ideas to drive new business, maximising existing relationships and seeking out new relationships with clients and federations.
  • Take responsibility for setting the development agenda and create new initiatives that get the best from our people.
  • Work closely with the Head of Production to lead and manage key commercial relationships with Broadcasters, OB Resources, Talent and Federations.
  • Provide clear instruction to legal and business affairs, human resources, finance, and all other key stakeholders.
  • Deliver value-generating initiatives to drive revenue while responsibly managing costs.

Knowledge And Experience

  • Strong commercial and strategic skills, drawing on your ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Proven record of driving business development initiatives.
  • Extensive experience of managing a large portfolio of programming and client relationships.
  • Demonstrable experience working in live, non-live and digital production.
  • Relevant and up-to-date production technical knowledge, including digital workflows.
  • Strong market and industry knowledge.

PLEASE NOTE: The role will be based at our offices in Stockley Park with a requirement for occasional international travel.

Applications close on Sunday 26th June 2022 at 11:59PM GMT.

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.

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.

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