Playout Director

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Playout Director
Leeds, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent
93-255 - Delivery - Linear Channel
A - Dept HM uses to open req

What's your new role about?


Key purpose of the role is to transmit live and server-based sports content across all our linear channels in a 24/7 environment, ensuring fault free broadcasts to our global customers. So, if you live and breathe sport -EPL, Serie A, Moto GP, PFL, Matchroom, IPL etc, what are you waiting for? Ready, Steady, Apply! 
As a Playout Director, your responsibility will include monitoring and delivering live feeds to our Spanish, Italian, French, and UK linear channels and unique OTT product. Our linear and OTT channels transmit globally, and you will 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 are 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! 

Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community including enhanced parental leave, electric vehicle benefit option, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working and access to our internal speaker series and events.

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

  • Loading, preparation, and transmission of daily playout schedules  
  • Executing scheduled live events to ensure exact content is broadcast at the correct time 
  • Managing late changes, overruns/underruns and generating an EPG report. 
  • Utilising standby material where appropriate 
  • Monitoring and quality control of all signals in and out of transmission 
  • Ensuring all scheduled media is available for playout each day and communication with the relevant teams if anything is missing/incorrect (e.g. graphics or production)  
  • Recording and editing content for fast turnaround, (same day transmission) 
  • Pre-empting all faults and have a resolution plan ready to minimise ‘on-air’ impact 
  • Awareness and ability to action disaster recovery plans should the need arise                                   

You'll have:

  • Experience working in transmission, particularly a live sports environment   
  • Operational and technical experience with broadcast automation systems e.g. Morpheus Ice UX, 
  • Knowledge of file-based media preparation, file delivery workflows, new media, encoding and streaming technologies 
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong communication and organisational skills 
  • Collaborative working as part of a team or independently when required 
  • A good understanding of the broadcast rules, regulations, and compliance requirements 
  • Positive attitude and ability to work long hours to a high standard 
  • Ability to work under pressure calmly and efficiently 
  • Knowledge of IP protocols and familiar with the technologies and processes of delivering IP content 
  • Some proficiency in Spanish and Italian but not essential 

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. 
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, our 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. 
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.