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Road Cycling Script Writers

Global Cycling Network (GCN) is looking for script writers to help research and develop its long form content. We are looking for Road Cycling Script Writers with at least 3 years script writing agency or in-house experience to join our team.

As Script Writer, you’ll be responsible for researching, developing and writing long form documentary scripts for video content ensuring that it delivers on our editorial plans to create entertaining, informative content that communicates the personality of the channel.

You’ll report into the Head of Content/Content Director and you’ll work closely with the  Filmmakers and production coordinator to interpret and realise the creative vision for our content.

You  will work within a production team at various stages: from the inception of a concept/idea for a series or film, to the formulation of a script.  You may work to tight deadlines, which vary according to the type of production, a few examples: Historical, Tech, Epic Rides, Weekly Feature or Scientific.  For example, weekly feature shows demand a quick turnover of scripts. In contrast, a script writer sometimes has more time to develop their ideas for a documentary.

You will have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to demonstrate good work ethic which means having a passion for working in a fast paced, dynamic environment and a desire to get the job done. This is a key role and your skills can determine the quality and delivery of the final product.

You may write for a specific genre which requires a sensitivity and understanding of differences and nuances of writing conventions.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with producers to generate original ideas for programmes, series and films.
  • Writing and developing scripts to meet requirements.
  • Providing advice on scripts.
  • 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
  • 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

Skills Required

  • Understanding of different nuances when writing scripts
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Proactive and able to work under pressure

In terms of benefits, we offer

  • 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

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.

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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