6 month contract



Trainee Transmission Operator
Fantastic career opportunity for a Trainee Transmission Operator with Britain's leading home shopping broadcaster.


Ideal World is Britain’s leading independent multi-channel TV Home Shopping Business.  We are based in Peterborough and broadcasting on Sky, Virgin, Freeview and Freesat with supporting Web Operations.


Our Company’s success has stimulated a strong phase of growth and development and we are seeking suitable candidates to drive the business forward.  

Ideal World is a forward thinking, entrepreneurial company that rewards exceptional talent.  If you can you handle being part of one of Britain’s fastest growing companies, read on..


You will be responsible for monitoring multi-channel output and also managing and checking playlists to ensure that all media is ready for playout in accordance with our broadcast schedules. 

This position would suit a recent media/broadcast graduate or someone who has recently started in the industry who wants to focus on a technical rather than creative role.  This is an entry level position and full training will be provided.

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of Transmission output, logging any faults or outages
  • Loading and checking playlists, ensuring that all media is ready for playout
  • Making amendments to playlists in response to schedule changes
  • Spot check and QC of media submitted by Production and Post-Production teams
  • Liaising with Scheduling and Post-Production teams when media is missing or needs to be replaced due to technical or editorial issues
  • Updating and maintaining departmental databases and reports
  • Media management
  • Implementation of Transmission contingency plans
  • Updating the EPG following changes to the schedules
  • Any other duties as requested.


Person Profile:

  • Organised 
  • Good communicator and interpersonal skills
  • Be a good team-player and also able to work independently 
  • Good IT skills 
  • Numerate and Literate
  • Possess initiative and keen attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure.

Technical Competencies:
  • An understanding of Transmission operations
  • An understanding of Video Server operation/broadcast automation
  • Knowledge of technical equipment & audio/video standards
  • An understanding of studio & gallery procedures.

Health & Safety:

Please note: There will be a responsibility to ensure that you have studied all relevant health & safety information and are aware of, and  working to appropriate company safe systems of work and procedures.  

The application of some safety procedures may vary slightly depending on the group of people involved or the environment they work in. For specific health & safety responsibilities refer to individual job descriptions.


If you believe you could rise to the challenge of this role within our exciting organisation then please forward a detailed CV stating your salary expectations and why you feel your skills and experience match our requirements.

Please click the ‘apply’ button to send your CV and a cover letter via grapevinejobs.

Alternatively to apply in writing, enclose your CV and cover letter to:

The Recruitment Coordinator
Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd
Ideal Home House
Newark Road
Peterborough PE1 5WG

or simply email your application to: