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Producer, Star Sports

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10054263 Location Mumbai, India Business The Walt Disney Company (India) Date posted Mar. 27, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role:

Star Sports India is on the hunt for a passionate storyteller and proven media executive to shape the way cricket is presented on the network’s Tamil feed. This is a rare opportunity to influence and shape the sport viewing experience in the State, across broadcast and digital platforms. As the Producer, you have a rare chance to influence the sports viewing experience in the state across both broadcast and digital platforms. In addition to possessing extensive knowledge of the sport, the ideal candidate must have sharp and highly developed creative skills.


The incumbent will work with the Regional Product team of Star Sports. The regional product team creates content  majorly for the Tamil, Telugu & Kannada channels of Star Sports. You understand what Tamil audiences expect from the game and can easily tap into the psyche of today’s fans. You understand the stories that ignite their passion for sport. You help us own the conversation. 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:

  • Shape & own the programming delivery of Tamil on every match day with a sharp focus on deepening engagement with core viewer with a high-quality broadcast.

  • Oversee surround programming and beyond-live content mix on the channel.

  • Work closely with Star Sports Lab, Studio & Live Production teams to deliver an exceptional on-air product.

  • Create a high-performance production function which can service all areas of the business effectively, across Broadcast and Digital

  • Play a key role in setting the daily match agenda and telling stories that the State needs to hear across sport

  • Routinely deliver high quality programming in the live and non-live space that reinforces Star’s reputation as world cricket’s most progressive and respected broadcaster. 

  • Conjure and tell stories that are highly entertaining and build our audiences affection for the network Live & Non-Live content.

  • Work closely with Star’s on-air talent ranks to extract the desired programming dynamics

Performance Measures:

  • Production delivery of all properties on the Star Sports Tamil channels for core viewers across TV & Digital medium to improve engagement.

  • Develop robust and thought-provoking content plans that engage audiences for longer and drives viewership.

  • Managing your production team to conform to internationally acclaimed broadcast standards and practices in TV and Digital broadcast.


  • Graduate/Postgraduate in any content/creative stream with minimum 10 years’ experience

  • Working knowledge of Tamil (Any additional languages like Telugu, Kannada & Malayalam would be an added advantage)

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.

About Disney Star:

 The Star Sports Network is home to several leading domestic and international sports with 17 channels broadcasting premier sporting events which include cricket coverage under the purview of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL), International Cricket Council (ICC), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket South Africa and Asian Cricket Council (ACC); VIVO Pro Kabaddi; Football under Hero Indian Super League (ISL), Premier League; and Wimbledon amongst others.

About The Walt Disney Company (India):

Star India has defined the Indian media landscape for more than 30 years, and is one of the country’s leading media conglomerates, reaching more than 700 million viewers a month on TV across India and over 100 other countries.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 The Walt Disney Company (India).

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