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Lead Editor, Premier League Productions


London, United Kingdom 07-08-2024
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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.

Job Requisition: Lead Editor

Job Description: Lead Editor

We are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Lead Editor to join our team. This role would suit an individual who is passionate about fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment while driving innovative technical transformations and shaping the future of our editing landscape.

Personable & passionate, our Lead Editor will be at the heart of our post-production operation. Capable of inspiring our current team of editors to produce world class content, in-line with our purpose of being vital to the Premier League's continued success. The lead editor will have a keen interest in keeping up to date with latest technological advances and workflows, so our production teams remain at the cutting edge of sports production. This role is all about shaping our editing blueprint now but then driving innovation for our future editing roadmap.

The role will ensure the smooth running of our post-production requirements as well as implementing appropriate edit training plans for both our existing team of editors and the wider team. The Lead Editor will be responsible for, in collaboration with our facilities provider, keeping across industry trends and technical solutions in the post-production environment. Recommending, testing and implementing solutions to improve workflows will be an important element to this role.

An experienced self-starter, proven motivator and collaborator the lead editor will work closely with the Head of Technical Operations and Innovations ensuring we create a culture of continuous improvement within the technical operations team.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Team Leadership and Development:
• Cultivate an inclusive culture where all team members feel valued and empowered. Provide mentorship and professional growth opportunities, ensuring a diverse and equitable workplace.
• Responsible for designing and implementing training plans for individuals with different levels of experience and requirement, e.g. developing our production teams to self-edit.
• Managing our large freelance editor pool
• Drive creatively within the content we produce

Technical Innovation:
• Working with the Head of Tech Ops & Innovation to research & test new tech and workflows across our edit platforms
• Lead the integration of cutting-edge technologies and tools to streamline edit workflows, enhance content delivery, and improve overall efficiency.
• Champion the adoption of new digital platforms and solutions.

Stakeholder Engagement:
• Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, fostering open communication and collaboration to achieve common objectives.
• Ability to influence and engage multiple stakeholders, with an ability to explain more complex technical solutions in simple terms
• Key point of content with regards to edit requirements & solutions with other departments ensuring seamless collaboration.

• Create and maintain detailed project documentation Including edit logs, project files and version control.
• Work with the production management team to ensure the edit requirements across PLP are managed in a cost-effective manner

• Minimum5 years' experience in post-production editing and extensive knowledge of the freelance market.
• Proficiency In Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere pro, after Effects and other relevant software.
• Strong understanding of the latest editorial technologies and digital media trends.
• Ability to drive innovation and manage change effectively with a proven experience of implementing new workflows & technology.
• Excellent leadership, communication and Interpersonal skills, with a commitment to DE&I
• Proven Experience in implementing new technical workflow improvements.
• Ability to work at scale and within the detail
• Commercially aware

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g42837-44-200-194-255-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.