Coordinator: Production Operations

POSITION:                Coordinator: Production

DIVISION:                  Video Entertainment

REPORT LINE:        Manager: Sport Operations

SCALE CODE:        404

POSITION ID:          60019630



To ensure that all production logistics are executed in an effective manner according to the needs and requirements set by the business and thus ensuring a successful production.


  • Manage production of each event in their respective portfolios via MS Project.
  • Travel bookings for all the events.
  • Follow up logistical arrangement and notifying the crew regarding production schedule.
  • All relevant accreditations are done for production crew on site and at the venue for both local and international events.
  • Book studio equipment’s and ensure the required elements are sorted out for the production and book catering.
  • Always on standby in case of emergencies for all events within the portfolio.
  • Attend the venues to take note on issue that crop up on those particular events. (Take charge on behalf of SABC Sport Management at venue).
  • Take care of changes done by relevant stake holders.
  • Monitor and check invoices of the independent contractors in line with the work done.
  • Keep track of ENG crews that have worked that are not scheduled as per normal production schedule.
  • Capture travel on SAP and ensure that approved for all trips.
  • Ensure that advances that are taken for productions are reconciled and accountant for.
  • Ensure that all crew booked for production can legally work before they are booked.
  • Work in conjunction with the executive producers, Producers and all other relevant internal stakeholders to achieve objectives in line with the Division’s operational requirements / plan.
  • Attend weekly meeting on pre – production and post-production, also departmental budgetary meeting; logistical meetings.
  • Engage with Sporting federations around logistical arrangement for special events.
  • Play a role as an ambassador for the SABC in other countries.
  • Prepare budgets for the upcoming sporting events (e.g. Soccer; cricket; Athletics; Info Hub etc.).
  • Ensure that there are no overspends on the production budgets by working smart with production to ensure costs efficiencies.
  • Assists in projections for production budgets with the production accountant and reconciliation.
  • Monitor and ensure effective utilisation of operational budgets and resources.
  • Ensure that all production budgets have deviation reports for the reconciliation purposes.
  • Ensure compliance to SABC policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the organisation Broadcasting Regulatory provisions including but not limited to:
  • Broadcasting Act
  • International Broadcast
  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)


  • National Diploma in Administration and Project Management or Logistics or equivalent qualification (NQF 6)
  • 5 years’ experience in operational and operational environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical equipment’s, production and operations.
  • Understanding of different sporting code
  • Understanding of Broadcasting act and SABC policies
  • Understanding of Finance (Budget)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office packages (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellence report writing skill
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail and working under pressure.

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