Media and Events Senior Associate

Job description

Purpose of the Role: The Media and Events senior associate will act as a key member of the team to help manage the production of live events for our partners and fans. They will also act as a key link to our Digital and Social team helping manage content captured each race weekend and reviewing our rich media archive.


McLaren Racing’s IT team-work across the entire racing team, from track to factory, the team provide a wide variety of IT services. As experts in their field, the IT function work alongside the team and our partners to help deliver new services.


We continue to develop an exciting digital roadmap to deliver across the business, creating an agenda for change over next 12 months and beyond. As part of the team, you will be open to new opportunities alongside the latest technology from our partners.


This role will support the business and work with our events and communications teams on new live event capabilities for fan and partner engagement, manage media archive and storage and be a key member of the production team. You will work closely with the Principal Architect and alongside the digital and social teams.


You will be leading the support and development of our Slipstream broadcast service from the McLaren Technology Centre in collaboration with our production team.


Role Dimensions:


The role will form part of the production team for McLaren’s behind the scenes show, Slipstream. Delivering unique experiences to our partners and their guests each race weekend. This person will be responsible for the technical coordination and oversight of the gallery for live event production. They will work closely with the in-house AV team in McLaren, our production agency and the Principal Digital Architect. Taking on responsibility for live technical operation. Outside of this they will work with our videography team to ensure footage is captured and processed from all race events.

Principal Accountabilities:


  • Technical coordination and management of AV gallery.
  • Design key processes for studio and gallery operations.
  • Manage recording and distribution of content produced on site.
  • Collaborate with McLaren production team ahead of each episode.
  • Responsible for distribution and back up of key events.
  • Design and deliver media back up and archive plans.
  • Work with the creative studio at McLaren to ensure media distribution is efficient and secure.
  • Key accountability in creating and maintaining system documentation.
  • Support the Principal IT Digital Architect and ensure systems are sufficiently flexible to respond to business demand.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in Live events and AV production
  • Knowledge of streaming and collaboration technology.
  • Understanding of media files and formats.
  • Experience in Adobe creative suite.
  • Interest in audio visual control systems
  • Methodical approach to asset management.

Personal Attributes:


  • Collaboration – Ability to build and maintain relationships with, peers, suppliers, and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Driven – Strong verbal and written skills with a track record of getting things done.
  • Results - Must be focused and able to work in a methodical manner even when working under pressure.
  • Analytical - Ability to analyse data and software-related issues.
  • Ownership - A desire to ‘make a difference and think beyond’ using proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Agile - Flexible and adaptable with regards to learning and understanding new technologies.

These are our core values. They support our vision ‘to deliver the most exciting and inspiring performance in racing and are the things that we believe are most important in the way we live and work within the McLaren Racing family. They should directly inform how we think, how we behave, and how we perform at every level of our team. 

  • Ingenuity
    • We never stop pushing forward
    • We look for advantage in everything
    • We bring creativity to challenges
    • We strive for simplicity
  • Energy
    • We bring energy to everything we do
    • We connect people to the thrill of racing
    • We share passion for our great sport
    • We never give up
  • Humility
    • We are respectful
    • We roll up our sleeves to get the job done
    • We serve the team
    • We are custodians of our legacy
  • Openness
    • We are open minded and curious
    • We own failures, learn and improve
    • We communicate with clarity and honesty
    • We are open to challenge
  • Bravery
    • We are at our best when we’re at our bravest
    • We embrace opportunity
    • We take responsibility for our actions
    • We believe in what we do