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Perform is the world leader at broadcasting and commercialising sport in digital media. Through industry leading production, technical and commercial solutions, Perform maximises the returns for sports associations, rights holders, football clubs, content publishers, bookmakers, media groups, mobile operators and broadcasters around the world.
We currently stream over 15,000 live events each year and has developed over 240 web, video broadband and mobile sites for clients including the ATP, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, FIBA, FEI, PSA, FLi and Chelsea FC, that serve over 17 million monthly unique users. In October 2009, Perform made sports broadcasting history by streaming the first England football match exclusively live over the internet to over 500,000 viewers – believed to be the largest live internet pay to view sports stream in the world.
Perform also owns and operates e-Player, the leading global sports VOD network which currently streams 40 million on demand sports clips every month through major publisher group websites. Perform employs 345 staff and has offices in central London, Holland, Italy, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India and the USA.
Experienced broadcast journalist required to assist in the production of a daily sports news service for TV, Broadband and Mobile, a truly multiplatform venture with various future prospects and challenges.
You will be central in shaping Perform’s new sports news service, and be prepared to assist in all aspects of content production. You must have experience in scripting, cutting and voicing packages. This is a daily sports news service producing content in various forms to tight deadlines. Flexibility will be required as it will be necessary to work some unsocial hours in a rotating shift pattern.
You will be based in our Feltham so it is essential, due to the nature of the hours, that you can arrange your journey to and from work outside of public transport hours.
To assist the Producer and take responsibility for your news stories being delivered to an editorially high standard: deliver original, high quality scripts and produce pictures and graphics with energy and skill
• To deliver voice reports to a broadcast standard
• To make judgements and selections appropriate to programme service requirements
• To develop an understanding of new technologies used in the delivery of a multi-platform programme and to use the equipment needed to execute this
• To operate avid based editing suite to a broadcast standard to produce your own features
• To manage the delivery of multi-format programme files when required and develop an understanding of the equipment needed to deal with this efficiently
• To work well to tight deadlines and to offer creative and flexible solutions to the producer to develop and shape the product and realise its full potential across multiple platforms
• To build and maintain a proactive and collaborative relationship with in-house teams, and have an understanding of technical and delivery aspects of TV
• To play a central role in a regular product review process, including regular meetings with the project team
• To take every opportunity to learn from the producer and be able to run the programme in the future
• To interpret ideas/stories/angles in a way which demonstrates an understanding of news on all platforms
• To demonstrate balanced and objective judgement and editorial decisions based on a thorough understanding of editorial guidelines
• First rate knowledge of and interest in sport
• Current experience of delivering voice reports to a broadcast standard is preferred
• Experience of editing sports news and features to a broadcast standard
• Creative thinking is a must as well as the ability to interpret this in a clear and concise manner
• Team Player
• Excellent command of written and spoken English
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work under pressure coupled with working to tight deadlines
• Confident manner with ability to supervise a team when necessary
• Broadcast journalism qualification an advantage
• Languages would be an advantage