IGBS would like to give an opportunity to the local population in Japan to participate in the Rugby World Cup™, and is, therefore, looking to recruit Match Day Assistants in Japan (in the cities of the events) to support the host broadcast operations of the Rugby World Cup™.

The event provides opportunities for personal, technical and professional skill development and practical, “hands-on” experience working under the guidance of IGBS’ professional crew. The Match Day Assistants will learn technical skills, knowledge and the behaviour required in a professional environment. They will also have the opportunity to work and network with industry professionals and the international media community.




Match Day Assistant

The main role will be to run and ingest the cards of the 360° and cine-style cameras from the Rugby World Cup™ stadium to the Broadcast Compound outside the stadium on Match Days.

Report to the Venue Production Manager, under the management of the Executive Producer Digital from a technical and workflow perspective.

Key Activities

  • Be briefed on how to ingest material to a laptop, and will be given a tour of the stadium and compound on their first day of work (prior to the Match Days).
  • Finalise, process and transfer the recorded clips from the camera to a laptop.
  • Ensure daily transmission of sequences, via an accelerated File Transfer server located at the stadiums in the TV compound area.
  • Label and archive of daily rushes.

Preferred Skills

  • Good computer knowledge
  • Strong attention to details
  • Conversational level of English

Note 1 – The positions are local to the venue.

Note 2 – Basic uniform will be supplied by IGBS and is to be worn during working hours / catering will be provided as per rest of staff on working days.

Workplace Location Option

The Match Day Assistant positions would be based at the 12 venues across the whole of Japan.

The Match Day Assistant should be local to where the applicant lives, as no domestic travel will be provided. If one is not a resident of a particular venue, they can still apply but accommodation and travel should be borne by them.

Ideally, one Match Day Assistant should commit to the entire duration. However, we can consider a maximum of two Match Day Assistants for each venue. Between the two Match Day Assistants, they can divide the required number of days.

What the Match Day Assistant will receive?

During the Rugby World Cup™, each Match Day Assistant will receive:

  • Formal agreement with a local entity
  • Remuneration of $200  on Reporting Days
  • Basic uniform  
  • Real life experience in an international sports broadcast
  • A certificate at the end of the Match Day Assistant Programme
  • One day of training prior to the event


  • Minimum age to be 18 years and above.
  • In case of a minor (under 20 years of age), a written consent from the parent/guardian should be submitted.
  • Beginning or Intermediate level of English.
  • Maximum 8 hours of work per day. The start time will be 3 to 4 hours before the match and end time will be between 1 to 2 hours after the match.

Recruitment Process

  • All interested applicants are requested to send a profile in English to
  • The application deadline preferably would be 10 June 2019.
  • Profile or CV should include name, address, email, phone number, educational background, etc.
  • Interview via Skype/FaceTime to assess the applicant’s basic communication skills in English, motivation and commitment to the programme.

For enquiries: Nidhi Grelaud


                         Tel.: +33 (0) 155 19 20 19