Assistant Producer, Sport
The Irish Film & Television Network
Dublin, Ireland
8d ago

Job Title : Assistant Producer, Sport

Main Purpose of Job : To produce distinctive television sports programming across TV3 Group as including TV3’s Online and Social Media channels

Working Relationships : Other TV3 employees across all departments, talent and technical staff external stakeholders, including rights agencies and sporting federations.

Responsible To : Head of Sport

Responsible For : Sports content output including digital and / or social media as required.

Liaison With : Sports organisations, relevant stakeholders, on air talent, broadcast agencies and / or other broadcasters

Main Tasks of Job

  • To drive content visually, in terms of style and structure, with high professional standards, consistent with the style and editorial content of TV3 and its audience.
  • To produce highlights edits for TV and digital services, often under pressure with a quick turnaround, as well as preparing longer form edits for transmission.
  • To work collaboratively across live sports events and output liaising with technical operatives in the areas such as playback and graphics.
  • To engage with and build relationships with contributors, presenters, experts, external stakeholders and technical partners.
  • To work closely, when required, with other areas of the business, including Broadcast and Operations, Content, including Programming, Publicity and Digital teams.
  • To be involved in all areas of the programme making and output, understanding basic satellite and digital delivery methods as well as researching, writing and setting up filming shoots and locations.
  • To engage and embrace TV3 Social Media and Digital channels to promote TV3 sports programming
  • To plan and organise, taking into account all relevant issues and factors, so that projects and work are completed in an efficient and timely way, including compiling and completing Rights Clearances for archive and music returns for all platforms.
  • The above list is not exhaustive. You will be expected to perform duties as necessitated by your changing role and the overall business objectives of the Company, as directed.


  • Strong editorial judgement and an in-depth knowledge of the Irish sports agenda.
  • Thoroughness for accuracy and an excellence in attention to detail.
  • Experience of cutting inserts, to complete films and highlights of sporting events on Avid Newscutter
  • Good organisational skills and an ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to use and engage in social digital media to promote content.
  • Understanding of TV and digital production skills and requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Desirable

  • 2 years’ experience of working on live OB productions
  • On air experience in terms of reporting, both interviewing and voicing material
  • Awareness of the latest technologies to deliver the highest quality cost-efficient programming
  • Understanding of budgetary controls and cost management
  • Full clean driving license
  • Interested applicants should email their CV including a covering letter outlining why they are suitable to jobs no later than July 19th, 2018.

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