Assistant Producer

  • Job Reference: 00013061-1
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2023
  • Recruiter: RMG (Racing TV)
  • Location: Ealing Studios, Ealing
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Role: Assistant Producer

Department: Post-Production

Reporting to: Head of Post Production  

Contract: Permanent

Direct Reports: N/A       

Location: Ealing Studios, Ealing

Hours of work: 40 hours per week


About us:

Racecourse Media Group is the umbrella organisation for those 35 racecourses which hold an interest in Racing TV (Sky 426, Virgin 536 and 411), Racing TV International (international betting shop/digital service) and Racecourse Data Company (licensor of Pre-Race Data). Racing TV and Racing TV International also broadcast racing from all 26 Irish racecourses.


Job Purpose:


  • Assisting in all areas of the editorial and technical production of Racing TV’s output

Job Accountabilities:

  • Enhance race previews & reviews as directed by senior producers
  • This can include - Researching and preparing relevant video form; video highlights; statistics for graphics and setting up telephone interviews
  • Operation of HEGO telestrator to illustrate racing incidents
  • Daily clipping of races for archive on IPD
  • Devising, planning, and delivering filming projects
  • Editing features and channel content with the help of experienced editors
  • After a suitable period of training, applicants will be expected to edit their own content
  • After a suitable period of training, applicants will be expected to produce their own programmes
  • Keeping presenters, staff and producers informed of production plans
  • Producing reports of duties performed



Measures for the role:



  • Generate ideas and independently take them to completion
  • To work collaboratively within a team to produce best outcomes for the channel
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with instructions for tasks set



  • A passion for horse racing
  • Evenings, weekends, and bank holidays are an integral part of the shift system
  • Flexible shift pattern to account for the racing calendar
  • Flexibility to travel and work non-standard hours To comply at all times with Health & Safety regulations and safe working practices in accordance with current legislation and as detailed in the Company’s Health & Safety and Policy and Procedures.



RMG Person Specification for: Assistant Producer









• Experience in a live broadcast environment

• Experience of location shoots

• Understanding of call sheets and shot lists

• Experience within the horse racing and betting industry











• A demonstrable interest in horse racing and motivation to develop industry knowledge

• An interest in television production and programming

• An ability to generate ideas independently to enhance the channel’s output

• Able to work independently and with adherence to guidelines

• Willing to be flexible to ensure the best output for the channel

• Communication: Being respectful, approachable, empathetic and team oriented

• Time management: Managing time well and being on time

• Able to demonstrate creative use of visuals

• Able to demonstrate interest in sports social media









• Experience with video editing software

• An ability to produce scripts to a high standard, with strong attention to detail

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines and changing priorities

• Strong IT skills preferably on Mac


• Experience with Adobe creative suite software


How to apply:

Please send your covering letter and CV to midnight Tuesday
13th February 2024..


RMG Operations is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, disability, age or political or religious belief in its recruitment or other employment policies.