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Executive Producer-Production Excellence, Star Sports

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10010168 Location Mumbai, India Business Disney Star Date posted Sep. 12, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

About the Role:
Star Sports India is on the hunt for a passionate storyteller and proven production specialist to manage the high functioning Production Excellence Team. This unique position requires an individual with exemplary interpersonal and organisational skills, combined sharp editorial and technical acumen, to take this critical department forward.

As Executive Producer of Product Excellence, you will advise and service the wide-ranging programming and production functions across the network’s sporting properties of Cricket, Kabbadi, and Football. Importantly, you are responsible for shaping tomorrow’s visual storytellers, equipping them with the creative and editorial smarts to fascinate our diverse set of audiences.

This is a rare opportunity to influence and shape the sports viewing experience in India, across broadcast and digital platforms. The role is relevant for candidates who resonate with the following points:

Working in a dynamic and pressurized environment invigorates you, entertaining audiences inspires you. Innovation and technology are critical tools in the way you approach your brand of storytelling. Further, you are experienced in managing live and non-live production teams and have a proven track record of bringing the best out of individuals.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage a select team of specialised producers ensuring the live and non-live production requirements of Cricket, Kabbadi, Football and other sports are being adequately serviced Work closely with the various product teams to anticipate, plan and deliver to the editorial goals of the organization Work closely with Star Sports Lab, Studio & Live Production teams to deliver an exceptional on-air product and be the conduit between the production and editorial teams. Develop the next generation of frontline producers at the network Create a high-performance production function which can service all areas of the business effectively, across Broadcast and Digital Routinely deliver high quality results in the live and non-live space that reinforces Star’s reputation as one of world sports most respected broadcasters

Performance Measures

Seamless delivery of production expertise and personnel across all Sports properties across TV & Digital Managing your production team to conform to internationally acclaimed broadcast standards and practices in TV and Digital broadcast Support the various Sport Heads and other department heads with strategic production, creative and editorial inputs Ensure that all crisis situations are managed effectively


A leader and strategic thinker.  Excellent communications skills in Hindi and English Demonstrated capabilities as a manager of both people and projects with a keen focus on execution, detail and deadlines.  Proven understanding of studio production processes and workflows Exceptional organisational skills, planning, and project management skills Deep knowledge of the sports, both at domestic and international level Proven track record in problem solving and crisis management Strong interpersonal skills, able to influence and build rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders. Ability to think strategically, creatively and purposefully while managing multiple issues and projects.

Personal Attributes:

A lifelong passion for winning supported by an exceptional track record of results. A willingness to roll up your sleeves and make things happen.  Willingness to work the hours and go beyond the call of duty to fulfil the commitments of the role; Ability to thrive in a high performance culture and build a team who are also able  to operate to these high standards. A positive disposition

Someone who values team work and camaraderie.

About Disney Star:

Star has defined the Indian media landscape for over two decades and today is one of the country’s leading media conglomerates, reaching approximately 650 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 other countries. Star generates 20,000 hours of content every year and broadcasts 40+ channels in 8 different languages, reaching 9 out of 10 C&S TV homes in India. The network’s entertainment channel portfolio includes Star Gold, Channel V, Star World, Star Movies, Star Utsav, Life OK, Movies OK and Star Plus, India's No. 1 Hindi General Entertainment Channel. It has a leading presence in regional broadcasting as well, through a bouquet of affiliate channels which includes Star Jalsha, Jalsha Movies, Star Pravah, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Suvarna, Suvarna Plus, Vijay and now Maa. It is also present in the Indian movie production and distribution space through Fox Star Studios, an affiliate joint venture company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Star India Pvt Ltd (SIPL), which is part of a business we call Disney Star.

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