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Commentary Producer

Tokyo, Japan

Job Description

Job Title:
Commentary Producer
Tokyo, Japan
Full-Time, Permanent
Content & Production

What's your new role about?

J League Productions is recruiting a commentary producer. Do any of the following descriptions sound like you? Are you a sports fan? Do you love football? Do you watch football coverage of the top European leagues? Do you have TV production experience of football or other sports? Have you ever worked outside broadcasts of any sports? Are you looking for an exciting new challenge and a chance to shape the way we watch football in Japan? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I would like to hear from you.
Our Team:

J League Productions is responsible for the delivery of the live Host Broadcast of every single J League match. Working closely with J League, OB providers and other stakeholders. J League Productions’ role is to improve the quality of the official World Feed. The team is responsible for quality control, production of running orders, commentary, new technology, graphics, training and other special projects. 

As Commentary Producer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • 本ポジションではチームの重要なメンバーとして、コメンタリーの評価と質の向上、国によって異なるコメンタリースタイルの理解、シフト作成ならびにそれらコメンタリー陣との連絡、また新しいコメンタリーの発掘、さらには試合会場でのコメンタリーの評価などを担当します。またある程度の英語を話せることが望ましいです。

  • As an important member of the team you will be responsible for assessing commentaries, liaising with freelance staff, raising the standard of commentary, have an understanding of different commentary styles in different countries,  identifying new talent, booking commentators and pundits, as well as being on-site at matches to evaluate commentary teams. It is also desirable that you speak some English. 

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • サッカーへの知識・見識
  • スポーツ中継現場での実績ある経験
  • コメンタリーの知識と理解
  • 質を向上させるために、コメンタリー陣と密接に協力する能力
  • 自立性と協調性を両立して小さなチームの一員として献身する能力
  • 番組、VTR制作への知識や理解
  • 仕事の計画を立て、自ら管理する能力
  • 創造的で柔軟な解決策を提供する能力

  • Knowledge of football 
  • Proven experience in live sports broadcasting
  • Knowledge and understanding of live commentary
  • Ability to work closely with commentators & pundits to improve the quality of World Feed commentary
  • Ability to work on your own and collaboratively as part of a small dedicated team
  • Knowledge and understanding of programme and video production
  • Ability to plan and manage your own schedule
  • Ability to deliver creative and flexible solutions

Even better if you have:

  • 不規則な勤務時間に対応すること
  • 必要な場合、夜間、土日祝日の不規則勤務に対応出来ること
  • バランスのとれた客観的なサッカーコメンタリーについて、理解し説明できること
  • 与えられたタスクの優先順位と目標を設定できること
  • 時間管理ができること
  • 業務ならびに上司をサポートできるチームプレーヤーであること
  • プレッシャーの中で力を発揮し、期限内に業務ができること
  • 自分の意見を持ち、それを伝えることを恐れずできること

  • Cope with irregular working hours
  • Be willing to work in the evening, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Demonstrate well-balanced and objective judgments on football commentary
  • Be able to set priorities and targets for the tasks assigned 
  • Demonstrate good time-management - Be a team player who can support the business and managers
  • Demonstrate your skills under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Have opinions and not be afraid to share them

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.

As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.

If you're ambitious, inventive, passionate, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.