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Lead Designer, Premier League Productions

IMG

London, United Kingdom 07-05-2024
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  • Full Time
Job Description
Who We Are:

At IMG, our Studios business 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.

Who We Are:

At IMG, our Studios business 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.

What You'll Do:

The Design team within the Creative Dept has seen it's scope of work steadily increase over the past 2 seasons to service a growing output across Programming, Digital and Creative. The Design team has reached a point where it requires specialist Designers to service these departments (as well as external 360 briefs from the Premier League) in the best way possible, delivering cutting edge design with world class service. These specialist Designers will require the experience and influence of a Lead Designer to guide all output and ensure all deliveries across design are of the highest standard.

Personable, passionate and ruthlessly assertive our Lead Designer will be a beacon for creativity, capable of inspiring and driving a 10 person team to world class levels of design output across football programming, digital content and creative campaigns.

You will be an experienced self-starter, a proven motivator and a brilliant collaborator.

In tune with the football creative zeitgeist, our Lead Designer will live and breathe football design, constantly striving to push the limits of the Premier League brand world and find creative solutions for the Premier League's touch points across the globe.

You will work closely with the Head Of Creative, Creative Studio Manager, Senior Designers and Creative Leads to inspire and deliver for Senior Programme Producers, Senior Digital Creators, Production Managers and external stakeholders to enhance flawless productions that deliver best in class content to the Premier League and it's international rights holders.

This is the first position of it's kind within PLP's evolving Creative department and the most senior design role within the business, offering the successful candidate the opportunity to influence as well as drive top tier design and creative production for the Premier League.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time permanent role based at our facility in Stockley Park, Uxbridge.

Key Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:
• Inspire, mentor and lead a team of Senior, Middleweight and Junior designers.
• Work with both static and motion designers to embrace the Premier League brand architecture and push it's limits.
• Collaborate closely with all content creators across PLP
• Embrace our business model and acquire a clear understanding of each department's needs and end goals.
• Lead the design strategy for PLP as part of the overarching creative strategy.
• Be a beacon for creatively fearless, cutting edge design in a world class football production organisation.
• Willing and able to work in person at our creative Studio near Heathrow (minimum 3 days a week) with some weekend and evening work (around big match days).
• Willing and able to occasionally travel to matchday shoots and club events

You Will Have The Following Strengths:
• Extensive years experience in Design with an outstanding portfolio showing a range of content, broadcast and campaign examples.
• Knowledgeable around football, with a focus on the Premier League.
• Proficient in core Creative applications with a focus on After Effects and Photoshop
• Ability to originate creative and brand identify design concepts
• Insane attention to detail
• Inspiring presentation and pitch skills
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Social, engaging and collaborative.
• Ruthlessly assertive at decision making
• Comfortable directing star talent
• Enthusiastic and passionate about football design
• Passionate about design and broadcast technology
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:

IMG is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 4 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Benefits:
• Income protection
• Life insurance
• Private medical insurance
• Virtual GP
• 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
• Critical Illness cover
• Financial Wellbeing
• Health Cash Plan
• Subsidized gym membership / Class-pass/ GymPass
• 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
• Tech Scheme
• Taste Card
• Travel Insurance

The Process:

We appreciate the time take to apply for the role and your recent interest in IMG. We will review all applications 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 Creative (PLP), Creative Studio Manager (PLP) and Production Manager (PLP)
• 2nd stage interview – if required

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r735q6-3-238-121-7-42 in your application.

Company Profile
IMG

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content 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 William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.