Head of Media Access and Content Delivery

London
Full Time
Competitive
17 / 02

The Media Department at the Premier League are looking for a Head of Media Access and Content Delivery to oversee their access and content delivery function.

Full description

The Media Department at the Premier League are looking for a Head of Media Access and Content Delivery to oversee their access and content delivery function.

The Head of Media Access and Content Delivery will provide oversight and direction to ensure the Premier League delivers a best-in-class player and manager access framework to all domestic and international broadcasting partners. This will include direct management of the access team to include strategic guidance, leadership on issue resolution and the setting and assessing of clear and measurable objectives. This role will also encompass the day-to-day management (and associated governance procedures) of the relevant sections of the Premier League Rule Book.

Furthermore, the Head of Media Access and Content Delivery, will act as a content lead within the Media Department, will work alongside the senior team at Premier League Productions (PLP) to continually improve the quality and breadth of international programming.

The Head of Media Access and Content Delivery will constantly be aware of the innovation and development of content strategies to drive improvement in the Premier League offering (both owned and operated and via third parties).

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team of broadcasting experts at the Premier League. The role would suit a driven, ambitious and personable candidate, with excellent communications skills and a background in communications, content or media at a Club or sports media company.

Who we are

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its Clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 1 billion homes in 189 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Rule Book as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues.

Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits in line with our company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

The role

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Content Development – constantly be aware of the innovation and development of new content/programming strands to drive improvement and engagement in the Premier League offering.
  • Access – work to continually improve all access arrangements made available to rights holders. Further, oversee the delivery of the Section K access programme and the associated reporting.
  • Broadcaster liaison – build and develop excellent working relationships with senior contacts at domestic and international broadcast partners, and PLP. Support on the strategic management of those relationships.
  • Club liaison – act as senior point of contact for Clubs concerning all access and content related elements of the Rule book. Importantly, build, develop and maintain strong relationships with senior Club personnel across communications and content.
  • Oversee the delivery of regular meetings with senior Club contacts, covering shared strategic goals, content sharing, access, and any general broadcast updates and issue resolution.
  • Events – provide access oversight to any relevant Premier League events to include pre-season tournaments, trophy lift, eSports, Hall of Fame, broadcaster briefings and media access days.
  • Activation - work with the Media Sales function to direct the access team on support for international rights holder’s utilisation and promotion across all global territories.
  • Production – account manage the digital clips production facility.

Requirements for the role

  • Significant experience working in a sports media or Club communications, media or content role. The ideal candidate would have experience in multiple areas.
  • Demonstrable experience of innovative and progressive thinking in previous roles.
  • Experience of managing people in a high-output team.
  • A knowledge of / interest in football / sport and the workings of organisations involved in the industry.
  • Detailed knowledge of either Club communications and media delivery or broadcast content planning and delivery.
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure and a keen, can-do attitude.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritise effectively.
  • Be a strong project manager, who can motivate others around them.
  • First-class Microsoft Office skills (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent attention to detail and deadlines, taking pride in the quality of work produced.
  • Strong interpersonal and literacy skills with the ability to interact well with people at all levels.
  • Able to read situations sensitively and intelligently with an understanding of strategic context (knowing when to persist and when not to).
  • Resilient and calm manner. Tactful and diplomatic.
  • Weekend working is a requirement of the role and there will be offsite meetings that require travelling away from the main London office.

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit.

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