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EVS & Replay Services Guarantee

  • IMG
  • Stockley Park, Roundwood Ave, Uxbridge UB11 1FW, UK
  • 27/10/2023
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

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.

What You’ll Do:

IMG Studios 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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a EVS & Replay Services Guarantee to join our IMG Studios business. You will support IMG Studios Teams and IMG Studios Clients in providing successful replay services for all productions in Studios and Live Galleries.

Working with the Studio Resources Managers, Production Services, MCR and Engineering teams, the role will provide planning, administration, crewing assistance, engineering advice and operational support for replay systems requirements within studio productions at Stockley Park. Our current replay systems at IMG are EVS, Dream Catcher and Simply Live.

Key Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:

  • Manage and administer replay machines and content management software allocations and hires, in co-ordination with Tech Services and MCR.
  • Advise on operation of replay machine requirements within client workflows.
  • Assist with production planning.
  • Assist with booking of freelance replay operators.
  • Rigging and de-rigging of replay set-ups in Production Control Rooms and Live Galleries, in co-ordination with the Studio Technical Manager and Engineering.
  • Oversee replay operations during production, working with the Studio Technical Manager, ensuring smooth operation and workflow.
  • Providing solutions to replay issues and assisting with kit and software updates and maintenance.
  • Assist the company in the development and testing of new equipment and technologies.
  • Back-up operation of replay systems for live productions if required.
  • Supporting freelance replay operators, offering operating support and local knowledge.
  • Willingness to mentor and train MSOs and other staff members.
  • Manage archiving of material and clear-down of EVS or Dreamcatcher machines, in co-ordination with Archiving and Media services.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with production teams, studio crew and IMG colleagues.
  • Comply with all IMG studio Health and Safety policies, promoting a positive safety culture in all areas at IMG Studios.

You Will Have The Following Strengths:

  • Typically, 5 years replay operation and content management software experience in live sport production, either studios or OBs.
  • Previous experience as a replay Engineer, VT Guarantee, Lead Operator or Supervisor.
  • Excellent knowledge of EVS replay systems and IPD.
  • Experience of working in remote production and VR studios.
  • Media management knowledge and experience, including workflow design and archiving media.
  • Experience of booking crew.
  • Knowledge of SDI and/or IP Broadcast video systems.
  • Knowledge of video and audio routing systems.
  • Flexible approach to problem solving and openness to new challenges and alternative solutions.
  • Ability to create and edit packages within a live environment.
  • BNCS routing operation experience and knowledge.
  • Thorough understanding of the TV production process, workflows and broadcast standards.
  • Knowledge of Dream Catcher and Simply Live replay system and operation is a plus.
  • Editing knowledge and experience of operating post-production systems, such as AVID or Premier is also a plus.


  • This role will involve weekend work and working unsociable hours.

Our Vision – Power the World’s Passion for Sport.

Our Mission – Be Vital. Work as one.

And Our Values:

  • 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.

Our Work Ethic:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We've adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You'll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process, but we are currently excited to have our employees experience our office culture as much as possible.

Endeavor 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 ally-ship the way we do anything. Fiercely and fearlessly. As a global company that drives culture we endeavor to reflect the world’s diverse voices both internally and externally to ensure success in our mission.

If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will work together to best meet your needs.

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.


  • Income protection
  • Life insurance 
  • Private medical insurance      
  • Pension contribution 
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Dental insurance         
  • Green car scheme       
  • Season ticket loan       
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidized office canteen       
  • Free breakfast
  • Free on-site parking at Stockley Park office
  • Eye Care           
  • 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    
  • Financial Wellbeing    
  • Health Cash Plan         
  • Subsidized gym membership / Class-pass      
  • Health Screening         
  • Will Writing     
  • Dynamic office environment with great people!       
  • Regular team and company networking events/celebrations             
  • Access to free tickets to sporting and entertainment events

The Process:

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 – Head of Studios, Head of Engineering &  Live Operations Manager
  • 2nd stage interview – in person – Studios Introduction Tour

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  

Endeavor 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.