Alghad TV

Park Royal, London, NW10




Jib Operator
The Jib Operator is responsible for operating the required equipment such as a Jib during studio or remote operations.
About Alghad TV
Alghad TV is an Arabic language satellite and online news channel which was first launched in 2012. It broadcasts international and Middle East news 24/7 to many audiences around the globe; specifically, Arabic speaking audiences. 

Alghad TV has 34 news bureaus around the world with more than 50 correspondents. Alghad TV delivers objective and accurate news away from sectorial and regional conflicts giving an alternative voice to audiences in a region where the media has become very divided and polarized. 

Alghad TV promotes the culture of tolerance and aims to enlighten the views of its audiences.

About the Role
The Jib Operator is responsible for operating the required equipment such as a Jib during studio or remote operations.

Principal accountabilities:
  • To assist the Production Team/ Unit with checking and building and to balance all gear prior to the broadcast
  • Assist in troubleshooting the Jib if any problems arise and provide an alternative fix including changing servos, camera, camera lens and supporting equipment
  • To help choose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters and camera settings to achieve the effects describe by the show director
  • To adjust positions and controls of cameras, and related equipment to change focus, exposure and lighting
  • Work with in precise limits and standards of accuracy
  • To follow a shot list, while choosing the angles and distances
  • Working flexible shift patterns in order to meet the demands of the operation
  • Manage health and safety issues on a daily basis.

Scope and Impact:
The role directly impacts our output. The post holder must have high levels of personal integrity and is required to take a considerable level of personal responsibility for their work. 

Organised and systematic in approach, with punctilious attention to detail, candidates must be capable of exercising good judgement and be able to work effectively and calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Reports to the Head of Operations in a team
  • Liaises with internal departments at all levels in an operational setting
  • Communicates routinely and professionally with Alghad TV and anyone associated to Alghad TV.

About You
Experience, knowledge & skills required:
  • Full understanding and training on maintenance of the Jib and the camera
  • Good sense of visual composition
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Preferably experience with a virtual setup
  • 2 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Certificate in relevant field.

Key Competencies:
  • Communication – strong written and verbal skills to work effectively and diplomatically with contacts at all levels including clients
  • Problem solving - able to simplify complex problems and to explore/evaluate them systematically.
  • Planning and organizing - able to think ahead proactively, to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritize and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors to manage time effectively.
  • Working under pressure – able to maintain attention to detail, multi-task and deliver to a tight transmission/delivery deadline. Works productively in high a pressure environment and keeps emotions under control. Learns from setbacks.
  • Managing relationships - to build and maintain effective working relationships. Work with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

Hours of work: 
  • Full time 40-hour week – based on a Rota shift pattern.

Next Step
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