Technical Manager

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • London



Job Description

The role of the Studios Technical Manager is to lead a team within the Technical Management department in Studios, providing managerial and operational supervision of daily operations to meet client requirements.

Reporting to the Senior Manager and working alongside Craft Team Leaders, this role will apply strong leadership skills to provide clear direction and a consistent approach to our line management and team development planning.

This is a key role that will strive to continually improve operational efficiencies whilst maintaining the delivery of an excellent service to our clients.

You will also work closely with the Operational Support Manager to ensure a cohesive approach between excellent operational delivery and people support.

What you’ll do:

  • Working alongside other Studio Technical Managers, the Software Operations Manager and an Operational Support Manager, you will be responsible for day-to-day performance and line management of direct reports.
  • Have responsibility for the technical management of a group of productions within Studios, co-ordinating and leading through all stages of production, managing any changes and issues as they occur.
  • Work closely with the Technical Operations team to ensure we are delivering innovative solutions that enhance production briefs and with the Studio Managers on delivering the best service.
  • Contribute to the overall team development plan to support the needs of the content we deliver.
  • Deliver effective performance reviews and personal development plans.
  • Establish a clear structure for succession planning and future career pathways.
  • Play a key role in the department’s recruitment strategy that ensures our team has the skills and expertise to continuously deliver our content whilst crafting a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Have a clear understanding of demand and future requirements to ensure our Resources are accurately matched to each Production.
  • Ensure the Health & Wellbeing of our people remain a priority in our day-to-day operations
  • Promote and encourage inquisitive behaviour to ensure our team continues to evolve and innovate.
  • Energise all forms of our communication to strengthen morale and engagement in the team.
  • Instil a sense of community by building trust through inclusion and transparency around decision-making.
  • Celebrate and recognise the work and achievements that our team deliver.
  • Work with our H&S Practitioner & department peers to complete and update Craft Risk Assessments.

What you’ll bring:

  • A Leader. Resilient, adaptable, and able to influence and empower your team.
  • Able to liaise with all levels of the business.
  • A clear and concise communicator.
  • Inquisitive and open to challenging the status quo.
  • Experience in leading teams and/or projects.
  • A comprehensive understanding of all aspects of technical studio processes and equipment
  • Up-to-date knowledge of technical equipment and well-informed on current broadcast developments, including IP technologies.
  • A practical understanding of all related disciplines in live and studio TV production.
  • Excellent client facing skills.

Sky Sports

We deliver the most innovative and best Sports content experience to our customers across all platforms. We promote continuous innovation, driving value for our customers and high-quality output. Everyone is passionate about sport and proud of the work that they undertake both on screen and behind the scenes.

The Rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you’ll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We’ve adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You’ll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon


At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

We are a Disability Confident Accredited Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate. Please flag any adjustments you need to your recruiter as early as you can.

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