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Playout Director



14d ago

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • Leeds


  • 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


  • 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

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We are DAZN. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. Together, we bring ambition to life. We are the digital leader in global sports media. We are home to the world’s largest, fastest-growing sports streaming service. We're using world-class technology to revolutionise the industry. 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. For us, it's all about Limitless Ambition - never settling, always restless, always wanting more for our customers. We're growing fast and have made a big impact so far, and that's just the beginning. There's so much we can do. Working with us is exciting, empowering and truly global. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity. A place 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, that’s fine. 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. We will do our best to accommodate adjustments for interviews. 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 look forward to hearing from you!