Transmission Operator

As our Transmission Operator, you'll be monitoring multi-channel output and checking, preparation, playout and recording of broadcast materials on tape and video server.

About Us:

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

About the Role:

Line Responsibility to:  Senior Transmission Operator/Transmission Shift Supervisor

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Monitoring of Transmission output, logging any faults or outages.
  • Managing material on the server
  • Playing out promo breaks
  • Recording live shows onto tape and server
  • Ingesting material onto server
  • Building and managing play lists
  • Updating and maintaining departmental databases and reports
  • Making changes to repeat schedules
  • Updating the EPG
  • Library duties
  • Completion and delivery of dub requests
  • Preparing standby material for emergency Playout purposes
  • Implementation of Transmission contingency plans
  • Assisting with training of new starters
  • Any other duties as requested.


Health & Safety:

Responsibility to ensure that they 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. 

Person Specification:

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


Technical Competencies:

  • A good understanding of Transmission Operations
  • VTR skills including assemble and insert editing
  • Understanding of common video server software issue and fixes
  • Knowledge of technical equipment & audio/video standards
  • Working knowledge of the router
  • A basic understanding of CTA
  • An understanding of studio & gallery procedures and the TV infrastructure.


Next Step:

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 apply via grapevinejobs or in writing enclosing your CV to:

The Recruitment Coordinator

Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd

Ideal Home House

Newark Road

Peterborough PE1 5WG

or simply email your application to: