Deputy Producer

  • Full Time
  • London
  • Applications have closed


Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe’s leading entertainment brand. Our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.

We are looking for an experienced Deputy Producer to join our Sky Sports News team, working within the late team (14:00-00:00). This will be a 12 month fixed-term contract.

What you’ll do:

  • Deputise for Producer when required.
  • Lead and produce strands/shows for Sky Sports News; responsible for content and direction of a strand/show – building rundowns and producing in the gallery.
  • Work with Senior Producers, Producers and Deputy Producers to ensure Output is consistent across teams and strands/shows; while also meeting audience needs.
  • Required to produce Output from the Automated Gallery.
  • Display excellent editorial judgement, strong production and news-writing skills; originating story ideas, story treatments and story development.
  • Assist the Producer in providing feedback for show/strand Presenters.
  • Collaborate effectively with other Sky Sports News roles and teams plus the wider business in order to create compelling and imaginative content.
  • Mentor & coach members of the team; supporting and helping the Producer in the management of the team.
  • Line manage Assistant Producers; responsible for annual PDP reviews and people development plans.
  • Assist the Producer in providing feedback for show/strand Presenters and to guests used on strands/shows.

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience of producing linear content, ideally at a sports broadcaster or major news agency.
  • Demonstrate strong Gallery production skills.
  • Excellent writing skills and expert understanding of grammar, spelling & journalistic principles.
  • Demonstrate high levels of creativity and innovation.
  • Experience and ability to collaborate and work with staff at all levels, displaying strong verbal and written communication skills.

Team Overview

Sky Sports News

We shape sports news, bringing fresh, creative and innovative ways of telling stories to our customers. Our multi-platform approach means we reach a diverse group of customers across a wide range of platforms.

The Rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you’ll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We’ve adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You’ll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:

Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to support you as much as we can with flexible working.

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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