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Lead Engineer

IMG

London, United Kingdom 03-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • 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.

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world's most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

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.

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, 10 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 700 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:

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Lead Engineer, EFL will be part of a team responsible for the engineering support service of the Live and Post-Production facilities areas including Studios, Galleries Editing, Post Production Sound Mixing, Media Asset Management, Ingest, Live Replay and Archive and Remote Productions.

The Lead Engineer will be responsible for ensuring IMG ''Productions'' are provided with the facilities and service for a complete, efficient and robust workflow process. They will manage a team working on some of the newest technology both in hardware and software within the industry.

Documentation and communication on both technical and operational issues when required; purchase ordering and correct invoicing of related maintenance and repairs. In addition, the successful candidate will ensure satisfactory staff and freelance roster and cover at all times; provide leadership cover for the other Lead Engineers; participate in recruitment, management and supervision of the general Engineering team.

Key Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:
• Total ownership of the EFL Engineering Support Service
• To be responsible for leading the training and development of knowledge and experience within the Engineering Team on the core equipment and software under your brief to ensure a 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
• You may also be required to carry out any other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the job
• 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
• Demonstrated established relationships with clients at all levels
• Relevant operational management experience
• Previous operational experience as a TV Facilities Engineer with knowledge and firm understanding of Live studio and/or post production equipment and workflow systems
• Experience in a live sports/news or post production environment
• Excellent and thorough knowledge of TV production process
• Experience in the set up and configuration of workflows used for broadcast media Industry.
• Extensive experience in a broadcast and/or digital media delivery environment.
• 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
• Excellent interpersonal skills - use of tact and diplomacy when dealing with clients and talent
• Ability to act professionally at all times and adaptable to range of personalities at all levels
• Proactive in anticipating technical issues and resolving them
• Uses own initiative and ability to work well as part of a team and on own without close supervision.
• Excellent time management - reliable and punctual

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6y25q-44-201-97-224-42 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.