Who We Are:At IMG Production & Studios we use content and technology to power the world's passion for sport, working with global clients including The Premier League, The R&A, DP World Tour, Euroleague Basketball and Major League Soccer. We've built Europe's best-connected broadcast centre at Stockley Park, London, distributing 35,000 hours of content globally and creating some of the world's best sporting coverage. Our facilities include four broadcast studios, fifty edit suites and a multitude of radio, podcast, dubbing and VFX facilities, with specialisms in remote production and carbon reduction thanks to our Green to Screen initiative. Whether it's live coverage, archive, highlights, social media, branded content or feature films, we give the audience a front row seat to the best sport in the world.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.
About IMG Studios:
IMG’s Studios facility is a premier production centre with state-of-the art studios, post-production and live operations facilities. It houses 4 HD broadcast television studios, 9 production galleries, 3 dubbing suites, 50 edit destinations, 3 radio studios, an award-winning 3D Graphics & Visual Effects team, and one of the largest data centres built specifically for digital media and broadcast in recent times. The Master Control Room includes 5 transmission suites and monitors over 200 HD lines in & out of the building. With its own satellite farm and direct links to many of the leading sports stadia in the UK, IMG Studios is at the centre of sports and entertainment production and distribution.
What You’ll Do:
IMG's Studios facility is a premier production centre with state-of-the art studios, post-production and live operations facilities. It houses 4 HD broadcast television studios, 9 production galleries, 3 dubbing suites, 50 edit destinations, 3 radio studios, an award-winning 3D Graphics & Visual Effects team, and one of the largest data centres built specifically for digital media and broadcast in recent times. The Master Control Room includes 5 transmission suites and monitors over 200 HD lines in & out of the building. With its own satellite farm and direct links to many of the leading sports stadia in the UK, our Studios is at the centre of sports and entertainment production and distribution.
IMG are seeking an experienced Lead Broadcast Engineer to work as part of the leadership team in supporting services for all facilities at our Studios in Stockley Park, Uxbridge.
Within this Lead role, you will take full ownership or the engineering support service on shift and will be responsible for the training and development of the team, within an ever-changing technologically advanced broadcast environment.
It is key that you have experience in line management with an interest in leadership, development, and people management.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time permanent role and will be based at Stockley Park, Uxbridge.
The working hours are an average of 40 hours per week on a shift basis (heavily focused on weekends during the season). This is a shift position working 7 x 12-hour days per fortnight. Attending late night or weekend instances with unsociable hours will be required for technology migration or other works/events relating to this area of responsibility.
Key Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:
Total ownership of the Engineering Support Service.
Leading the training and development of knowledge and experience within the Engineering Team on the core equipment and software under your brief to ensure consistent quality of support at all times.
You must be prepared to develop your skills to cover all aspects of the broadcast chain. This includes keeping yourself informed and educated as to new technical developments and operational practices. Understanding the applications and challenges faced by the industry is essential in keeping IMG ahead of the curve in reliability and service levels.
Using available tools to analyse systems for technical integrity and complex fault resolution, you will understand all technology used within your responsibility, and the relevant underlying engineering principles.
To ensure satisfactory staff and freelance rostering and cover at all times. This includes ensuring an appropriate and broad freelance community is available.
Working as part of a wider dynamic engineering team towards engineering excellence including developments and special projects within IMG Studios.
Shared monitoring and compliance with all Health and Safety across the Engineering team.
To provide leadership cover for the other Lead Engineers including leading a shift when rostered opposite another Lead Engineer.
To pro-actively participate and share the responsibility for the recruitment, management, pastoral care, and supervision of the general Engineering Team.
Document, and communicate both technical and operational issues when required, including assisting with the proper maintenance of the Asset Register.
To work in a consultative and advisory capacity on projects directly related to existing business needs, growth, new business pitches and RFPs. This advisory role will include all aspects of typical consultancy covering written documents, the preparation of diagrams to depict workflow and full budget preparation.
Maintain and update any paperwork required as efficiently as possible.
You Will Have The Following Strengths:
Strong understanding/knowledge of Broadcast and IT within an engineering capacity.
Demonstrated established relationships with clients at all levels.
Relevant operational management experience.
Ability to analyse and effectively disseminate technical information clearly and in a concise manner.
Ability to keep calm and react positively in a pressured environment whilst understanding the urgency of a technical challenge.
Provide creative solutions to technical challenges under pressure.
Communicate effectively with clients and staff when addressing technical issues, giving up-dates and explaining solutions.
Our Vision – Power the World’s Passion for Sport. Our Mission – Be Vital. Work as one.
• We are BOLD and not afraid to take risks.
• We are PASSIONATE and proud of our legacy.
• We are DYNAMIC and constantly evolving.
• We are AUTHENTIC and human.
• We are UNITED in our pursuit of excellence.
Private medical insurance
23 days holidays inclusive of bank and public holidays
Green car scheme
Season ticket loan
Cycle to work scheme
Subsidized office canteen
Free on-site parking at Stockley Park office
Endeavor Wellness - lunch and learn events
EAP (Employee Assistant Programme) - range of practical and emotional support services
Dependent care - 5 days subsidized emergency child, pet, elder care
Critical Illness cover
Health Cash Plan
Subsidized gym membership / Class-pass
Dynamic office environment with great people!
Regular team and company networking events/celebrations
Access to free tickets to sporting and entertainment events
We appreciate the time take to apply for the role and your recent interest in IMG. We will review all applications within five working days and will be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.
Tele/Virtual Interview – up to 30 mins with member of talent acquisition team
1st stage interview - Virtual/in person – with Head of Engineering and Head of Production Services
2nd stage interview – TBC if required.