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Senior Editor - Planning and Production

Automated Insights

Automated Insights

London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Job Description

Overview

Stats Perform is the market leader in sports tech. We provide the most trusted sports data to some of the world's biggest organizations, across sports, media, and broadcasting.

Through the latest AI technologies and machine learning, we combine decades' worth of data with the latest in-game happenings. We then offer coaches, teams, professional bodies, and media channels around the world, access to the very best data, content, and insights. In turn, improving how sports fans interact with their favourite sports teams and competitions.

How do they use it?

  • Media outlets add a little magic to their coverage with our stats and graphics packages.
  • Sportsbooks can offer better predictions and more accurate odds.
  • The world's top coaches are known to use our data to make critical team decisions.
  • Sports commentators can engage with fans on a deeper level, using our stories and insights.

Anywhere you find sport, Stats Perform is there. However, data and tech are only half of the package. We need great people to fuel the engine.

Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Editor (Planning and Production) will help us shape the future of Stats Perform News’ industry-leading sports content, helping to drive fan engagement for a range of global media outlets, broadcasters and portals across a range of sports.
  • You will have a strong and proven track record in journalism producing content in the digital and broadcast sphere. Experience of working in a quick-paced work environment with tight deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a flair for producing different types of content for several mediums and a strong understanding of the unique nature of providing content as part of an agency model.
  • An expert in planning and organising coverage for some of the biggest events in global sport. An experienced production editor with the ability to use high end camera equipment and an understanding of live delivery technology to create content for a range of client across social, digital and broadcast. You have a thorough knowledge of football as well as a keen interest in US Sports, tennis, boxing, UFC, F1 and golf.
  • You will be able to co-ordinate and managing teams of journalists internationally. Experience of managing budgets and observing financial targets. The ability to deliver production and planning innovation and develop great content across all mediums to stimulate new business opportunities in B2B and B2C markets.
  • The Senior Editor (Planning and Production) in collaboration with the Senior News Editor will oversee the planning of our major events as well as our week-to-week output.
  • The candidate must have their finger on the pulse of the daily sports news agenda, show a track record of client-focused content delivery and an ability to innovate to drive engagement with end users.
  • Experience of working on bespoke projects, using high end camera equipment to enhance the raw content so it can be used for many different formats both traditional and in new media. They must understand the role social media plays in selling and presenting content and how we can plan and deliver this to clients.
  • This person will oversee the QA process of the raw content that we get from both internal and external Video journalists and set high standards for delivering content on time and to the highest possible quality. Training staff and ensuring they can deliver from the ground will also be an essential task when planning coverage for the biggest tournaments.
  • They will drive the news agenda for the entire service working alongside senior leads to deliver high- quality data driven content. The candidate must have the ability to innovate the content to drive engagement with end users. Having a knowledge of B2B and B2C markets so that bespoke and multi- purpose content can feature as part of our business.
  • You will manage a large freelance pool across the globe and will need to be able to provide briefs and feedback to support the news gathering process. You will also work closely with other News stakeholders and teams such as Data, Data Insights, Marketing and Commercial teams to drive synergies across the wider business.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years’ video/digital experience leading and driving a news team, including line management responsibility and leadership experience.
  • Evidence of planning long-term projects and delivering key deliverables for both B2C and B2B clients. Evidence of creating high-quality and innovative video content for digital and social audiences.
  • Excellent editorial judgement, including knowledge of media law. Excellent sporting knowledge.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant production systems, including Live technology and video cameras. Strong news sense and confidence in setting the daily agenda.
  • Strong understanding of commercialising content, either in a B2B or B2C environment. Experience of working in an international/multi-regional organization.
  • Additional language skills (e.g. French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian). Experience of using data to drive the content agenda.

Why work at Stats Perform?

We love sports, but we love diverse thinking more!

We know that diversity brings creativity, so we invite people from all backgrounds to join us. At Stats Perform you can make a difference, by using your skills and experience every day, you'll feel valued and respected for your contribution.

We take care of our colleagues

We like happy and healthy colleagues. You will benefit from things like Mental Health Days Off, ‘No Meeting Fridays,’ and flexible working schedules.

We pull together to build a better workplace and world for all.

We encourage employees to take part in charitable activities, utilize their 2 days of Volunteering Time Off, support our environmental efforts, and be actively involved in Employee Resource Groups.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Stats Perform

By joining Stats Perform, you'll be part of a team that celebrates diversity. A team that is dedicated to creating an inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels valued and welcome. All employees are collectively responsible for developing and maintaining an inclusive environment. That is why our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals underpin our core values.

With increased diversity comes increased innovation and creativity. Ensuring we're best placed to serve our clients and communities. Stats Perform is committed to seeking diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do.