Broadcast Engineer

Employer
Ginx TV Ltd.
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Oct 2020
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Ginx operates the world's largest esports tv channel (40+ million homes) as well as ginx.tv, the fast-growing online esports platform. We also produce content for 3rd-parties. Ginx counts Sky and ITV amongst its shareholders.

As our broadcast engineer, you'll work with systems that are used across television and online. This role is very much a hybrid between broadcast and IT. You will know your way around a gallery and be familiar with sound and vision mixing equipment (Blackmagic), as well as ingest, encoders and playout servers. You'll have used services like Teamspeak, Vmix in the cloud, singular.live, SkypeHD and others and know your NDI from your SDI (and ideally MVP from AOE).

Ideally you will have worked in a technical environment within esports and be familiar with the technical set up and broadcast of live esports events.

Responsibilities

Your tasks will include:
  • maintaining specialist equipment for video production, broadcast and esports tournaments
  • setting up and monitoring audio-visual links between units in different locations
  • monitoring incoming live feeds and managing live advertising insertion and under- and overruns
  • monitoring cloud playout and Zixi broadcast infrastructure
  • installing and testing equipment
  • maintaining editing facilities in post-production suites
  • managing, maintaining, and operating the gallery and main broadcast studio, this includes providing services for 3rd-party clients
  • analysing and repairing technical faults on equipment and systems
  • minimising loss of service when equipment fails by quickly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision
  • setting up and operating equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts
  • designing and installing custom audio-visual circuits
  • interpreting and implementing instructions and requests from producers, directors, and other colleagues or clients
  • communicating effectively with members of the team and other colleagues
  • keeping up to date with the industry and changes in technology by building and maintaining a network of contacts and investigating new systems and techniques.


Salary
  • Competitive


Working hours

Working hours can be long - weekend, evening and night work is common, and you'll be working shifts. You may be required to work long hours at short notice, particularly when Ginx is broadcasting or organising live esports tournaments.

What to expect
  • Our studios can be booked in advance and you must be available to fit this schedule. If there are technical or operational difficulties in a broadcast, you'll be expected to work until the job is done. Extra hours are inevitable on a regular basis.
  • Your working environment can vary from the comfort of a studio to extreme conditions on location, including working abroad.
  • You'll be required to address technical problems as quickly and efficiently as possible, so your working environment can feel high-pressured.
  • The nature of the job is changing as new technologies are adopted across the industry, and the role at Ginx will require you to combine IT skills with traditional broadcast skills.


Qualifications

Degree preferable in:
  • broadcast engineering or technology
  • computer science
  • electrical engineering
  • electronic engineering.


Skills

You'll need to show evidence of the following:
  • experience in electronic engineering and using communication equipment
  • sufficient colour vision and hearing
  • the ability to apply digital (and analogue) theory and work from diagrammatic information
  • excellent IT skills
  • the ability to take initiative and get things done alone
  • fault-finding skills and the capacity to solve technical problems in a creative way
  • strong communication and people skills
  • excellent attention to detail
  • time management skills
  • flexibility
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • a proactive and results-focused approach to work.
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