Cycling / Sports Presenter – GMBN Channel (UK)
Are you a current Mountain Biking Professional, Ex Pro or MTB amateur with plenty of international racing experience at the very highest level? GMBN is looking to increase its presenting team to produce even more diverse content.
Ideally you’ll have previous experience as a Presenter, and be able to embody Play Sports Network’s values and character in a way that engages our audience.
In this role you’ll be able to present exciting content to nearly 2 million subscribers on a regular basis, perfect if you want to express your passion for mountain biking and remain heavily involved in the sport.
As a Presenter, you’ll be responsible for researching, scripting and presenting content, ensuring that it delivers on our editorial plans to create entertaining and informative content that communicates the personality of the channel.
You’ll report to the Head of Content / Content Director for your channel and you’ll work closely with the Video Creator to interpret and realise the creative vision for the channel. You must be an excellent communicator and have a passion for working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. This role is crucial to Play Sports Network and is vital for determining the quality and delivery of the final product. You must also be flexible with regards to travel – as we often send our presenters to overseas shoot locations.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan, script and present videos based on the programming schedule
- General research for content ideas
- Working with the editorial and commercial team to develop ideas for content for the channel
- Prior to content sign off you will review content and provide feedback for any content you have presented or scripted
- For filming days you will be supplied with a call sheet which will give full instruction for filming
- You will deliver your completed script on time for approval from the Head of Content
- You will work with the creator on set and follow their direction
- You will work with and support the social media output of the channels
- You will liaise with the production coordinator for planning and logistics
- Support with the e-commerce and events team when required and representing the at events and in new promotional opportunities
- If necessary publish and traffic uploaded videos to the channel, by following the checklist and guidance notes documents.
- Manage social media profiles in collaboration with the other presenters
- Answering comments and questions to videos from the community
- Presenters are required to regularly work on location in the UK and overseas.
- Ability and willingness to develop presentation skills by watching your videos back and listening to feedback from your colleagues
- Ability to attend shoots sometimes at short notice and in various locations in the UK and abroad. These may be during the week or at weekends.
- An ex-professional mountain biker (or MTB amateur with plenty of racing experience), or a current pro who is looking to try something a bit different
- Great knowledge of mountain biking and bike tech. You’ll use everything you’ve learned about mountain biking, racing and bike tech on a daily basis
- Either a native English speaker or have the ability to write and speak English to an idiomatic level
- An extensive love and passion for mountain biking that can come across in shoots
- 5 weeks holiday, bank holidays & Christmas week shutdown
- Enhanced sick pay
- Pension Plan
- Bang up to date technology and equipment with which to work
- Modern offices with air con, showers, bike parking & coffee machines
- Company bike rides each summer during office hours
- Christmas Party and summer bike ride/parties
- Free lunch every month before payday
- Free birthday pizza lunch out
- Welcome gifts: GCN/GMBN cycling and casual wear
- Up to 50% discount in the GCN, GMBN and GTN shops
- A fantastically vibrant, positive, friendly, active and collaborative working environment
ABOUT PLAY SPORTS GROUP
Play Sports Group is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling.
Combining a deep love of the sport with peerless expertise in video and digital distribution, PSG has built a leadership position in the market, with 45m monthly video views to 3.1m subscribers amongst the 5.7m social followers of its eight channels that include Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and Global Triathlon Network (GTN), along with the first two of a growing number of non-English language channels, GCN en Español and GCN Italia. PSG channel presenters are engaging, knowledgeable former professional riders from the very highest levels who connect with the fans, and with world class athletes, teams and races, bringing their audiences to the heart of the professional sport with unmatched authenticity.
PSG also includes the award-winning cycling media agency, SHIFT Active Media who work alongside some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world, and is backed by an investor group led by Discovery Inc.
The Play Sports Group is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling.
GMBN – our mountain bike channel, launched in January 2015 and already has more than 1 million subscribers. GMBN Tech launched in December 2017 and has over 100,000 subscribers. We have a very active presence on social media – reaching tens of millions of cycling fans, every month!
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