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Freelance Playout Director, Linear

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Freelance Playout Director, Linear
Leeds, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent
Broadcast Services

What's your new role about?

Do you live and breathe sport? Have transmission experience in live sports broadcasting? What are you waiting for?  There’s a brand new role with one of the fastest growing sports broadcasters in the world. Ready, Steady, Apply! 
As our Freelance Playout Director, your responsibility will include broadcasting various live sports events to our Spanish and Italian linear channels and unique OTT product. Our linear and OTT channels transmit globally to our various territories and you’ll take ownership for managing these communications as well as communications between our global production facilities. 
We’re a dynamic, evolving ‘live’ environment where no two days are the same. We thrive on the excitement of transmitting seamless major sporting events to our subscribers around the world. We are proud of our vibrant Leeds team at the helm of the broadcast arm of the business. So, if you’re also a bit of a chameleon who enjoys adapting to changing business needs, cultures, conditions and work responsibilities, then this could be the role for you! 
Due to our live sports schedule, this is shift based so working hours are very flexible including nights, weekends, national and public holidays.  

As our new Freelance Playout Director, you’ll have to opportunity to:

  • Execute scheduled live events to ensure exact content is broadcast at the correct time
  • Monitor and quality control all signals in and out of transmission
  • Load, prepare and transmit playout schedules
  • Ensure all scheduled media is available for playout each day and communication with the relevant channels if anything is missing/incorrect (e.g. graphics or production)
  • Provide support of all Transmission services and equipment
  • Pre-empt all possible faults and a resolution plan ready to minimise ‘on-air’ impact

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

  • Commercial experience working in transmission with knowledge of file based media preparation 
  • Experience working in a live sports environment 
  • Operational and technical experience with broadcast automation systems   
  • A good understanding of IP protocols and familiar with the technologies and processes of delivering IP content 

Even better if you have:

  • Familiarity with file delivery workflows 
  • Awareness of broadcast rules and regulations and compliance requirements   
  • Experience with the Morpheus automation system, UX or the hard client 
  • Languages – Spanish, Italian,  
  • Experience working in a global organisation 

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. 
AMBITIOUS – people who want to make a big impact and drive DAZN forward.  People who move fast and make success happen. 
INVENTIVE – people with bright ideas who deliver great new experiences for our customers – and improvements for our business.  People who come up with better, simpler ways of doing things. 
PASSIONATE – people who are proud of our product, out content and our business – and love to shout about it.  People who love what they do and show commitment every day. 
BRAVE – people who take difficult decisions to help us focus on improving DAZN, our performance and our results.  People who will take on challenges no matter what is in front of them. 
SUPPORTIVE – people who know that we achieve more as a team than as individuals.  People value inclusion and look out for each other, helping their colleagues enjoy their work and develop their careers.  People who consider others before making decisions. 

At DAZN, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values equality and diversity, where everyone can contribute and have their voices heard. This means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. 

Everyone has the opportunity to make change and impact our DEI journey by joining our ERGs: Proud@DAZN, Women@DAZN, Disability@DAZN and ParentZone.
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.
Our aim is to make our hiring processes as accessible for everyone as possible, including providing adjustments for interviews where we can.
We look forward to hearing from you.