Glasgow seeks broadcast head

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In 2014, Glasgow will be staging one of the biggest sporting events in the world. The Commonwealth Games attracts thousands of athletes and officials from 54 countries and territories from across the globe, hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected and the global television and online audience will number in hundreds of millions. The attention of the world's media will also be focused on Glasgow in the run up to, and during, the Games.

Its an exciting time for the city and the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee is determined to stage an athlete–centred and sport–focused Games that will generate a positive lasting legacy for all involved for years to come. The OC is currently looking for a head of broadcast operations with extensive experience within the broadcasting industry. The primary function of the role will be to manage the Host Broadcaster appointed by the OC to ensure they meet, or exceed, agreed goals and objectives. To achieve this, the Head of Broadcast Operations will facilitate the flow of information and requirements between the Host Broadcaster and relevant Functional Areas within the OC, including the Technology Division; to ensure that necessary equipment and facilities are in place, as well as the Venue Development and Overlay functional area to provide direction and input to the planning and design of the International Broadcast Centre and other venues. Additionally, the successful applicant will also coordinate the relationships between the OC, the Host Broadcaster and Rights Holding Broadcasters to ensure that their needs are being adequately met within the terms of their contracts. To be successful, applicants must have demonstrable relationship management skills and experience of working within a large scale broadcasting environment. Experience of managing projects where quality, time and cost are the critical elements and of managing outsourced contractors is also essential. Working towards an event like the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games isnt an ordinary job. It takes hard work, long hours and a drive to overcome the challenges of successfully staging a world–class event in the public eye. The Glasgow 2014 OC is committed to staging a truly world–class event. As the Head of Broadcast Operations youll literally be part of a team thats making history, whos work will be a visible reminder for years to come of the success of the Glasgow 2014 Games. Closing date: 18th January 2012.

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