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Broadcast Manager - Women's Professional Game

The Football Association

Here at The FA we are responsible for overseeing, promoting and developing English football at all levels, from grassroots through to the professional game.

Posted
12 May 2024
Status
Full Time
Location
England
Closing date
22 May 2024

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to be at the heart of the transformation and growth of the Women's Professional Game in England, and work across all things relating to broadcast operations across three competitions: the Barclays Women's Super League (BWSL), Barclays Women's Championship (BWC) and League Cup.

The successful candidate will work with the Senior Broadcast Manager on all the delivery of broadcast matters, media rights and associated commercial matters where required to assist the Broadcast Lead. Manage all broadcast operations-related matters across broadcast partners, clubs and service providers of the Barclays Women's Super League (BWSL), Barclays Women's Championship (BWC) and League Cup.

What will you be doing?

  • Compile linear and digital audience figures and distribute them to the wider business as appropriate. Ensure audience trends are analysed, monitored and communicated effectively regularly.
  • Create & manage fixture calendars, key documents and shared folders with match managers and broadcast partners.
  • Manage, book, process payments and train the match managers for all WSL, League Cup Fixtures and Championship in the future, where required; ensuring standards and deadlines are met with planning paperwork for fixtures. Ensuring broadcasters and clubs are aware of match manager assignments.
  • Oversee all match manager reports, per round, including sharing them & key information with the senior Broadcast Operations Manager, and internal departments and finding solutions to reoccurring challenges.
  • Be available to be on-call to support each match round as part of the escalation process, where required.
  • Manage all live streaming requests with BWSL/BWC clubs.
  • Manage broadcast ticket requests for fixtures.
  • To work with our international rights agency to understand international markets, viewership data and weekly takers for each match to deliver regular updates including, weekly ‘Where to Watch' information across internal and external stakeholders. With time, to build partnership relations with key international broadcast partners, and their on-site requests.
  • Manage footage/ archive requests from internal and external stakeholders; working with external partners to assist in footage delivery & charges.
  • To manage all live fixture operations for BWSL, BWC & League Cup on the league's own and operated channels, OTT platform (FA Player / YouTube/ NewCo OTT) and understanding the international rights agreements for geo-blocking purposes.
  • Being familiar with the media rights contracts with broadcast partners, and able to answer internal and external rights-related questions.
  • To work with production partners to ensure content delivery of all BWSL/BWC & League Cup fixtures, lead on weekly calls with production partners.
  • Organise and deliver all pre-season broadcast content days with each club.
  • To be one of the key contacts for all broadcast matters surrounding League and Cup fixtures for BWSL, BWC and League Cup, working with our broadcast partners on the optimum delivery of their contracts.
  • Work closely with the events team to deliver the broadcast operation of the League Cup Final including but not limited to; accreditation, attending fixtures as a match manager and overseeing rigging for the broadcast partner.
  • Help arrange, with the Senior Broadcast Operations Manager, site visits with individual clubs as and when they are required, to oversee camera positions, compound layout, gantry layouts and all broadcast requirements for each of the broadcast partners.
  • To support the Senior Broadcast Operations Manager with key industry and consumer trends that will influence the sector in the future, across technology, platform, production and distribution.
  • Executes additional tasks as required to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What are we looking for?


Essential for the role:

  • Experience of live television operations ideally in the live sports industry.
  • Thorough understanding of the broadcast industry covering: media rights, scheduling, broadcast production and operational delivery.
  • Flexible approach to working hours – some weekend work will be required.
  • Understanding of all technical aspects of an outside broadcast operation.
  • Strong communication skills.

Beneficial to have:

  • Interest in women's football.
  • Working in a Commercial environment.
  • Understanding of broadcast finances.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
Free private medical cover.
A contributory pension scheme.
An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
A hybrid working model offering greater flexibility.


Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Women's Adobe FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre, unless the role is advertised as a homebased contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

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A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.https://careers.thefa.com/jobs...


Additional Information

Status
Full Time
Job Type
Media & Digital
Sport
Football

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