On-Air Producer

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • 07/02/2023

Warner Bros. Discovery

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 3+ years

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Division: GT&O

Location: Chiswick Park, London

Department: Network Origination Services

Reports to: Senior Manager – On Air Production

General Summary:

This key and multifunctional role within Network Origination Services is responsible for following agreed procedures, meeting client expectations, and ensuring all live programming strategies are adhered to during live broadcasts and productions.

As well as this, the responsibilities of the On-Air Producer do expand to Live Event Production for newly acquired sports rights such as ATP Tennis and Olympics.

The On Air Producer is accountable for revenue management through commercial maximisation and provides direction to Live Playout Operators on programming needs including the implementation of emergency protocol for localised and multiplatform pan regional live broadcasts.

The role acts as the main point of contact during live broadcast for OB Production, MCR, Ingest and other Discovery Technology hubs, whilst supporting Network Playout Operators with proactive editorial judgement subject to client guidelines,

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the planning & execution of over 5000 hours of localised live events per year
  • Closely liaising with technical & operations departments ensuring alignment prior to on-air
  • Gathering information from Programme Planning, Production, Bookings and Network Scheduling teams, executing as planned
  • Revenue management: keeping commercial inventory fully optimised and identifying further maximisation opportunities within the schedule
  • Main POC for internal and external Live Programming and Production teams
  • Monitoring Live Ad data feeds and ensuring smooth execution of additional betting odds GFX
  • Monitoring compliance at all times and reporting possible breaches on air
  • Maintain a high level of reliability on live broadcasts and continuously keep skills honed and up to date with business needs
  • Assisting, training and supporting team members within the On-Air Production team when required
  • Involvement in growing and developing the On-Air production offering such as Live Production and Commentary Coordination
  • Take on additional pre – production tasks contributing to the planning of localised and pan-regional live broadcasts

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years’ experience within a Live environment
  • Shift work and following the flow of the business, therefore working during unsociable hours will be required
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Good IT skills and What’s On experience or experience of a similar scheduling system.
  • Ability to work well and adopt a calm approach under pressure
  • Flexibility and adaptability to different demands
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Strong team player

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done.  We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

To apply for this job please visit careers.wbd.com.