Transmission Controller - 12 months

Career Moves
West London
£12.00 - £13.00 per hour
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking a fantastic Transmission Controller to join a global broadcaster on a 21 month basis. Please note this is shift work, so you will be expected to work a certain number of night shifts per month on a rotating shift pattern.

You will be involved in the operation, continued growth and development of a state-of-the-art tapeless playout operation for the network. You will be responsible for maintaining the scheduled play out of multiple transmission channels in the transmission facility broadcasting in excess of 100 channels in 27 languages. Duties will include managing schedules, identifying missing material, monitoring feeds and resolving any transmission issues.

Key Responsibilities:
* Responsible for a multi-transmission pod capable of expanding up to 14 channels
* Manual transmission control during live broadcasts including sports, entertainment and global simulcasts
* Responsible for outgoing play list
* Monitors outgoing and return feeds and maintains the on-air presence of the channels at all times
* Performs service recovery when required to minimise outages
* Must react to automation warnings in the required manner
* Raise any technical issues to the Transmission Supervisor
* Identifies and requests missing materials
* Responsible for the integrity of as-run reports
* Confirm that late changes have been made and report this into the discrepancy database
* Daily reporting of all issues
* Ensures that any issues awaiting resolution are handed over to the next shift
* Assisting and operating in other operational roles within the department as and when required
* Responsible for ensuring all operational procedures are followed
* Ensures that all aspects of Ofcom Codes of Practice relating to the channels are observed
* Will provide cover for breaks if required
* Such other duties as the management may from time to time reasonably require

Key Requirements:
* Experience within a multi-channel, fully automated transmission environment
* Live transmission events experience
* A good operational knowledge of transmission technologies
* The ability to work well under pressure
* Good communication and interpersonal skills
* Comfortable in an informal environment where teamwork, accessibility and pragmatism are emphasized
* A proactive approach
* Hold themselves & others accountable for results
* Must have excellent attention to detail and communication
* Ability to identify and prioritise problems and identify alternatives if required
* Full colour vision and hearing

Hours of Work:
12.5 hour shifts, averaging 40 hours per week over a 4 week rotation, including nights and weekends

PLEASE NOTE as much as we'd like to get back to all our candidates, due to high volume applications, if you haven't heard back from us within 7 days then you've been unsuccessful in this instance