Sports Coordinator

Job type
Start date
6 months
Working days
Monday - Friday
Per Hour
Job details

Due to our clients increasing focus on live and sports based transmissions, they are now recruiting for a Sports Coordinator/Previewer. The right candidate for this position will be a passionate sports fan. They should have, and continue to develop, detailed knowledge of sports competitions and rights in sports, including football, golf, tennis, cycling and motorsports. 

The role requires liaising with internal and external departments to guarantee that material meets broadcast standards and is delivered within set deadlines. Duties include adding break points for commercials and secondary events, quality approval of programmes, and setting or confirming that parental rating certifications have been applied. 

The position involves extensive work in the Media Asset Management system VPMS and scheduling system What’sOn. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate content for channels with sport planners in territory. Follow up on missing programmes and late deliveries.
  • Update a weekly recording overview and participate in weekly recording meetings with the Ingest, Live and Scheduling teams.
  • Maintain good knowledge of sports and live specific rights and compliance regulations, participating in training of staff members when required.
  • Liaise with the Material, Ingest and Compliance teams to ensure all scheduled programmes are ingested and meet broadcasting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Final approve QC, preview and cutlist (soft parting) of material, set break points to maximise viewer retention, and ensure that required break structures are used.
  • Import edit and break point data to What’sOn including time codes, audio configuration, aspect ratio, end credit time codes and special remarks.
  • Liaise with Schedulers and Programme Planners and follow up on their requests for edited break points in order to optimise our commercial inventory while guaranteeing an optimal viewing experience.
  • Complete compliance reports for programme assets and approve the allocated parental rating certification to ensure compliance with Ofcom or other local broadcast regulators.
  • Test and review new software development, upgrades and workflows as required.
  • Assist and support other teams and management within the programming department with various ad-hoc tasks as needed.


  • Previous experience from previewing, QC or an editorial role within the broadcast industry is preferred.
  • Interest in and knowledge of sports competitions and rights.
  • Good understanding of broadcast scheduling and MAM systems.
  • Knowledge of video editing software is an advantage but not a must.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of the Microsoft office package.
  • Understanding of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code regulations (or equivalent local regulator).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Great attention to details and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Scandinavian language skills are an advantage but not a must.


Adrian Thomas
07591 387332
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