Production Manager
We are seeking an experienced Production Manager to production manage our output including AFPs, live streaming, ENG shoots, podcasts, webisodes, VOD content, documentaries and more.



The Rational Group (the “Group”), a part of the Amaya Gaming Group, is a global leader in online gaming and operates the largest and most popular poker brands in the world, including PokerStars and Full Tilt.   This role is in the Group’s London service office, in the marketing services department.

The Video Content Agency, inside the Branded Content Department, is our in-house production and post production team, producing high quality global television programming, live streaming and short and long form digital content to our Poker, Casino and Sportsbook businesses.


Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Lead Production Manager, the key objective of this role is to production manage all departmental output including AFPs, live streaming, ENG shoots, podcasts, webisodes, VOD content, documentaries, integrations, regional productions, social media content and promotional videos. The role specialises in managing large outside broadcasts, managing a crew of 100 + people on location.

The role is also responsible for overseeing the Group’s production budgets, negotiating supplier rates, payments, liaising with FP&A and ensuring productions remain within forecast.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing all production logistics including staffing, booking travel, ascertaining technical requirements, co-ordinating shoots, managing talent, supervising on-location shoots, scheduling, booking edits & programme delivery
  • Managing the production to ensure output meets production and broadcast standards
  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of budgets for Group approval
  • Day to day oversight of the relevant event budget, including processing payments through IPOS, liaising with FP&A and logging accurate spends
  • Booking suppliers and negotiating competitive rates within pre-approved budgets
  • Liaising with internal teams: Events, Studio, Social Media, Celebrity Player Management, MMD and PR on logistics and planning at live events
  • Overseeing a variety of production companies and suppliers with varying levels of experience and understanding of poker programming
  • Putting together and managing supplier contracts with Legal via CROS
  • Attending site surveys
  • Attending and managing shoots and large outside broadcasts in the UK and abroad
  • Supporting the Group’s strategic planning and budgeting process
  • Establishing, maintaining and enhancing relationships with all team members.


Skills and Capabilities:

  • Strong process, organizational, and business skills
  • Experience of working on live and post produced sports programming
  • Excellent communicator
  • Detail-oriented and deadline-focused
  • Proactive and natural problem-solver
  • Ability to liaise and manage relationships with internal and external clients and suppliers
  • Strong negotiator
  • Ability to work well with large groups
  • Ability to multi-task and to adapt easily to change
  • Ability to create detailed line budgets
  • Ability to cost report and remain within budget
  • Experience of payment processes for invoicing.

Our values:

  • Focus on the customer
  • Work as a team
  • Strive for excellence
  • Have courage
  • Show passion

Please click here to see this role on our own website and apply.