Technical operator - Lancashire, Manchester, M21 0
Job title: Technical Operator
Reporting to: Technical Operations Supervisor
Location: Manchester (del as appropriate)
Purpose of the Role:
Multi-skilled Technical Operator capable of working with broadcast equipment in a number of various live and post production environments. The Technical Operator is primarily responsible for providing audio and video control room support to the station, working closely with all teams to deliver professional broadcast content.
- Live broadcast sound desk operation:
Mixing sound sources, monitoring and maintaining of audio levels, audio ingest and playback, utilisation of audio patchbays, operation of ancillary equipment (including compressor/limiter, ISDN), use of microphones, rigging of all equipment ensuring health and safety guidelines are met, liaison with production staff and talent via talkback, use of the broadcast router.
- VT operation:
EVS replay and ingest/playout, Digibeta playout and VT replay, VT clip logging, source selection via monitoring router, use of IP Director and other server based video systems.
- Graphics playout:
On-screen graphics control via PC interface, selection of automated data, manual data input.
- Vision Switching:
Use of vision desk for selection of source to air, utilising DVE moves for
Use of talkback facilities, interaction with broadcast and monitoring routers, carries out start-up and power down procedures in some technical areas.
- Studio and Camera operation:
Camera set-up and racking, use of Radamec and other remote camera control systems, use of intelligent lighting controller/lighting desks, set-up of microphones and all associated studio equipment.
Use of Avid non-linear edit facilities to produce ad hoc and scheduled programmes.
on-screen graphics incorporation.
This job description is intended to be an indication of the scope of the role. In addition to these functions, employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required.
Required Skills & Experience:
- Prior experience as a Technical Operator in a broadcast environment,
or a recent graduate with a strong emphasis on broadcast production techniques and operations.
- Strong knowledge of broadcast technical operations, including fundamentals of audio and video theory and production techniques.
- The ability to troubleshoot audio/video problems, comprehension of equipment and techniques in the area of broadcast hardware and automation systems.
- Previous live gallery experience would be an advantage.
- A strong knowledge of gallery and studio equipment.
- Good level of PC literacy
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work autonomously
- An interest in Sport / Sports Broadcasting