Stoke-on-Trent

permanent

£25k+

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Transmission Operator

We are currently looking to employ a team of Transmission Operators to join our vibrant and enthusiastic broadcast operations team in our newly built studios in Staffordshire. 


You will be a highly motivated team member who will bring energy and commitment to our department.

The Studio:

Gamesys has made a significant investment in, building, creating and establishing a studio complex in the heart of North Staffordshire. Spanning over 2300 square feet, our studios are extremely adaptable to cater for a variety of production requirements. 


From quiz shows, lifestyle, light entertainment and live casino programming, we are always developing new and innovative ways to enhance our player experience through community, video, on-site promotions, and social media.

 

We are a growing facility, with ambitious plans to expand our technical capabilities as our creative programming progresses.

 

The Role:

We are currently looking to employ a team of Transmission Operators to join our vibrant and enthusiastic broadcast operations team in our newly built studios in Staffordshire. You will be a highly motivated team member who will bring energy and commitment to our department.

 

This is a multi-skilled position which encompasses a range of responsibilities and duties. 


These responsibilities will include gallery operations (lighting, vision and camera control, communications, circuit co-ordination, vision mixing, programme direction and sound mixing), studio operations (camera operations and floor management), transmission control and post-production. 


It is also expected that the successful candidate will have the ability to independently plan, shoot and edit content for our social/community outlets.

 

As you progress within the position, you will assume an increasing number of these responsibilities. Full training and development opportunities will be provided to ensure that you are fully competent across the majority of duties. 


You will demonstrate a commitment to learn to operate new technology systems and being able to adapt to different working methods.

 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Rigging and operating studio equipment effectively (multi-camera)
  • To operate cameras on a directed multi-camera productions including handheld operations
  • Vision control including camera line-up for multi-camera studio operations
  • Operation of robotic studio cameras in a fast moving environment
  • Ability to organise and manage a transmission schedule
  • Understand the concepts of vision mixing including key generation and macro building
  • Studio graphics design and operation
  • Ability to rig and set lamps in the studios to production requirements. Including lighting both green screen and hard studio sets appropriately in line with the brief
  • Operation capability on sound desks including knowledge of acceptable broadcast levels
  • To manage studio communications including radio talkback systems
  • Video server play out and recording
  • Autoscript operations
  • Understanding of CAR/MCR structure and confidence to route sources
  • To line up and assess quality of outside sources and associated communications.
  • Ability to edit material accurately and within acceptable broadcast standards
  • Ability to organise and manage a transmission schedule
  • Knowledge of basic QC checks
  • Can listen and execute instruction within the studio environment.

 

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of Ross Video systems
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere / After Effects / Audition)
  • Ability to operate ETC lighting desks.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Proactively perform all preparation to ensure accurate, error-free transmission of all live programming
  • To ensure all output is transmitted in a high standard and complies with all technical regulations
  • Accountable for health & safety of the operational area to which the Transmission Operator is allocated, ensuring safe systems of work are employed.
  • To research and understand technical information then share and translate to the team / stakeholders
  • Performs basic troubleshooting of problems or service interruptions for the live signals, including interfacing with vendors, management and other departments
  • Self-motivated and driven with the propensity to proactively detect problems and errors in advance and take responsibility to resolve issues and to champion continuous improvements.


Personal Skills:

  • Communicate professionally and have a polite demeanour
  • Liaise with live programming teams to ensure seamless transition
  • Be a Team player, but equally able to work independently in an unsupervised environment
  • Shows excellent organisational, time keeping and planning skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly, calmly and efficiently under pressure of live broadcasting
  • Build and maintain a pro-active and collaborative relationship with in-house teams
  • Self-motivated to proactively detect problems and take responsibility to resolve issues
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate confidence and take ownership of transmissions, including errors, faults and outages when they occur, and to communicate events to others in a timely, professional and accurate manner
  • An individual who is determined and conscientious, enjoys diagnosing, solving problems and is committed to providing the best entertainment to our players.

 

Previous Experience:

  • Degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant technical or broadcast discipline
  • Experience working in Live Broadcast or Video production environments.


To apply for this position, please visit our website.