• Sports Operations Production Coordinator

    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/8/2019 10:14 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Career Category
    Programming & Production
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    In June 2015, Discovery Inc. secured a ground-breaking deal with the International Olympic Committee for all TV and multi-platform broadcast rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2018–2024*. Since January 2017, Discovery’s leading sports brand – Eurosport – has been known as the Home of the Olympics in Europe and successfully delivered the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the company’s first Olympic Games production, to more people on more screens across the Continent.


    Discovery and Eurosport are looking to fill various roles to support our coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 from 24 July – 9 August 2020.


    Discovery Eurosport is hiring a Sports Operations Production Coordinator on a fixed-term basis, who will assist with the coordination of the channel’s broadcast requirements within the Sports and Olympic Operations department. The role will report to the Director of Olympic Operations.


    *Eurosport is Home of the Olympics in Europe. Excludes France 2018-2020.  Excludes Russia. Eurosport will be an Official Broadcaster in the UK 2018 and 2020.


    Assist the Director in coordinating and planning production activities including:

    • Maintain a project timeline for the Operations Team
    • Carry out administrative and office management duties including setting up vendors, preparing and tracking purchase orders, scanning, printing and arranging receipts, reconciling invoices, tracking monthly expense claims as and when required.
    • Help the Broadcast Information Team in researching, compiling, consolidating and categorizing information, data and photos for the broadcast manuals and information packs.  Update the Broadcast Information Portal as required.
    • Schedule, organize and book meetings and facilities, prepare and book travel itineraries for members of the department.
    • Provide administrative assistance to Production Managers when needed.
    • Prepare and review internal documents for management and production staff.
    • Provide a professional service to all Discovery Eurosport clients, internal departments, international and local vendors and suppliers; consistently delivering strong and clear communication and customer service skills
    • Build positive working relationships with co-workers to achieve productivity.
    • Stay current on company projects and branding.


    • Relevant training will be given, but sports operations and broadcast coordinating experience from large sporting events will be an advantage.
    • Smartsheet or Microsoft project experience would be beneficial.
    • Confident at troubleshooting on the spot and prioritising tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • This role might include substantial international travel with long and often unsociable hours including nights, weekends and public holidays.
    • Demonstrate precise attention to detail whilst working to tight deadlines
    • Maintain confidentiality of all internal processes, areas and security.
    • Possess excellent communication skills and confidence to talk to all levels of staff and clients in a polite and respectful manner.
    • Capable of following direction and responding to requests from senior members of staff.
    • Possess a positive, can-do attitude.
    • Competent with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Adobe software products (Photoshop, InDesign).
    • Japanese and or Chinese speaker with strong oral and written communication skills would be an advantage but not essential.
    • Good understanding of oral and written English.


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