The ECB run nearly 50 social media channels as well as several websites, apps and CRM programmes, across England Cricket, The Hundred, county cricket competitions, All Stars, Dynamos and reactional game. We are looking for a content producer with a strong skillset in design and motion to lead on the visual implementation of our brands, and manage the production at our retained agencies.
This role would suit a motion designer who is looking to move into production and management. There will be a mix of time spent setting out the guidelines, as well as managing production with our agency producers, designers and animators, and working with internal stakeholders to develop content plans.
This is a great opportunity to play a key role in shaping new household sporting brands, and as the ECB is quickly growing it’s digital footprint, a chance to build and own a substantial portfolio of creative work.
WHO WE ARE
The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.
We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social. It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.
The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.
Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.
Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.
Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.
Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.
YOU’LL LOVE THIS JOB IF
You have excellent people skills and are able to pull together different agencies and stakeholders.
You’re passionate about digital innovation and production techniques.
You have a proactive approach to your work.
You’re at your best when operating in a busy, fast-moving environment.
YOU’LL BE DOING
Take responsibility for the day to day running for design and animated assets across the ECB - briefing agencies and managing their workload.
Working with brand managers to evolve how the brands are applied across digital touchpoints.
Keeping all content exciting, new and innovative, and right for the target audiences.
Facilitating the delivery of partner digital rights, in collaboration with key internal stakeholders (Commercial Partnerships, Marketing and Communications departments), to add value to existing and potential future partnerships.
Teaming with digital content managers to develop ideas and briefs for content suitable for all ECB and third-party distribution channels, and driving innovation in formats to maximise fan engagement.
Reviewing content produced using social and website analytics and sharing performance insights to constantly improve ECB output.
Assisting in forward planning around major events, competitions and series, and scheduling of all other production requirements across ECB’s channels to support longer-term editorial, social and video plans and ad-hoc internal demands.
Using your attention to detail, communication and organisational skills to build trust and respect across the organisation.
Substantial experience in professional production, with lots of examples of exciting content you have produced, ideally in sport.
A really good understanding of, and interest in, online sports coverage and consumption.
A keen sense for what makes brilliant social and web content.
A forensic and relentless attention to detail with regards to brand application.
Expert skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects.
Confidence in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and presenting your thoughts and work.
Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility and good humour, and an understanding that, due to the nature of the role, you may occasionally work unsociable hours.
25 days’ holiday
Private medical insurance
Non-contributory 8% pension
30% discount on New Balance items