Broadcast Engineer, MCR, Post Production

Red Sky Recruitment
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Broadcast Engineer, Post Production, MCR Engineer, Operations, Video Servers, Audio Mixing, Avid, EVS,

Our client is a well-established Broadcast production company that’s specialises in the Sports sector and have an enviable client-list.

You would be working in a small and intimate team of Broadcast Engineers and working on a combination of day to day support and operational roles as well as taking ownership of some smaller projects or being part of a team of larger, more complex projects.

The engineers are responsible for the day-to-day operation and support of their technical facilities, both on and offsite, encompassing satellite downlink and fibre feeds, and providing VTR, EVS, Edit and Studio gallery guarantee.

Main responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of MCR and line operations encompassing satellite downlink and fibre services, providing VTR, EVS and studio gallery guarantee
  • MCR operations and co-ordination of live feeds from incoming lines through to playouts and line recordings and co-ordination of facilities in other technical areas such as post production
  • Quality checking of incoming and outgoing feeds, edited content for playout or dispatch and equipment movement for all areas
  • Maintaining broadcast and post-production technology across all broadcast systems
  • Providing support of broadcast technology at offsite operations
  • Undertaking of broadcast technology projects and supporting other members of the Engineering team on major technology projects
  • Working with and configuration of industry standard file based technology and workflows
  • Co-ordination of equipment movement across all operational areas
  • To assist in planning and implementing system and infrastructure upgrades and expansion.
  • To maintain setup and system configuration across a range of broadcast equipment
  • Responding to new requirements as they arise and are delegated to the team by the Engineering Supervisor and Senior Engineers

Person Specification:

Main skills required - you should have the majority of these skills…..

  • Video and audio formats used for Broadcast, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI, AES, MADI etc.
  • Principles of video and audio transmission
  • Broadcast monitoring
  • Broadcast Video Servers - EVS, GVG/K2, AirSpeed
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Camera Channels, Vision Switchers, Sound Mixer technology
  • Avid Post Production Systems, Media Composer, and ISIS shared storage
  • Broadcast Graphics systems and data integration
  • EVS IPDirector, XTAccess etc.
  • File encoding formats and delivery mechanisms
  • Understanding of structured cable systems and cable patching and routing
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills - ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written forms
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Logical thinking with good problem-solving and fault finding skills in diverse systems
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and overnight

Desirable Criteria for the Role

Relevant Degree in Broadcast Technology.

Good knowledge of:

  • IP networking
  • Avid Media Composer and Unity ISIS troubleshooting
  • ClearCom Talkback Systems
  • Ericsson Broadcast Encoders and Decoders
  • Probel/Snell Routers
  • Multiviewer configuration
  • TSL TallyMan
  • Snell / Crystal Vision Broadcast Glue
  • Yamaha Audio Desks