Park Royal, London, NW10





Director/Vision Mixer

As a Director/Vision Mixer, you will bring together all the elements of the production process, whilst maintaining our high editorial and aesthetic standards. 

You will also have the ability to operate a complex vision mixer desk.

About Us


Broadcasting from its headquarters in London, Alaraby Television Network has a broad range of programme content, varying from news to entertainment. Although broadcasting from London, we also have bureaus in the Middle East and worldwide.

Alaraby TV Network follows the strict media and editorial standards that are observed internationally of balance, objectively, precision and accountability in all the information it presents, and deep and precise analysis for the viewer. We aim to be a medium for entertainment, arts and creativity.

As well as a very competitive salary Alaraby Television Network also provides an excellent private medical and dental coverage, pension and annual leave.


About the Role


As a Director/Vision Mixer, you will bring together all the elements of the production process, whilst maintaining our high editorial and aesthetic standards and ability to operate a complex vision mixer desk.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead gallery crew in a highly dynamic LIVE and LIVE-to-tape environment.
  • Direct camera crew and floor managers to execute productions to the highest standards.
  • Direct multi-camera studio and on-location field productions.
  • Direct Productions across a variety of program genres, styles and formats.
  • Work closely with the editorial team to produce content requirements, design and execute visual treatments as per published running orders. 
  • Effectively liaise and communicate with MCR and Broadcast TX on all transitions, handovers and countdowns.
  • Operate a large, complex Vision desk; cutting between sources as per established show formats independently.
  • Using the Vision mixer to optimise the outputs strengths.
  • Control inserts to the video wall.
  • Knowledge of how the Vision desk works and interacts with other equipment.
  • Must be able to stay calm and react quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • All vision mixing requires high levels of concentration and stamina.
  • They must have the discipline to respond to cues accurately according to predetermined plans, and the confidence to take the initiative and deal autonomously with unforeseen circumstances or problems when they arise.
  • Communicate and work closely with show producers and editorial team members to execute pre-planned run-downs.


About You

Essential Skills:

  • Familiar with various vision desks and equipment.
  • In depth knowledge of vision equipment.
  • Excellent visual and aural awareness, combined with artistic and aesthetic abilities.
  • Good sense of rhythm in order to produce accurate and sensitive transitions.
  • Excellent organisational ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity & patience.
  • Effective team working skills.
  • Advanced IT Skills.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • At least 5 years in a similar capacity at another television broadcaster.
  • Degree in Relevant field.

Next Step
To Apply:
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