Broadcast Engineer, Junior OB Engineer & Edit Assistant.

London (Central), London (Greater)
04 Dec 2018
01 Jan 2019
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Broadcast Engineer & Junior Broadcast Engineer

Two exciting permanent opportunities has arisen for talented Broadcast Engineers to join a leading television broadcast facility based in West London. Two years or more experience since graduation for the Junior position is required and 5+ years for the senior level position.

The perfect candidate would have experience of building, configuring and supporting the following:

  • Avid Media Composer on PC and Mac Platforms
  • Adobe Creative Cloud on PC and Mac
  • Avid ISIS and Nexis shared storage
  • Avid Interplay, Media Indexer and Transfer Manager
  • Clustered Avid Interplay
  • Dell, Netgear and Cisco Network Switches for Avid and EVS Networks
  • EVS XT(3) Servers
  • EVS XFile(3)
  • EVS IP Director
  • EVS XSquare
  • EVS Database Servers
  • EVS IPWeb
  • Knowledge of the surrounding broadcast infrastructure technology, HDSDI, routers, embedded audio

Edit Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for a Technical Assistant to help support edit suites & technical aspects of day-to-day operations in an independent, well established post-production facility based in Central London.

To succeed in this role, you'll need:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a position as machine room operator and Avid Media Composer technical support.
  • Good working knowledge of Avid Media Composer.
  • Ability to work as part of a small and flexible team
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns including weekends
  • Knowledge of Interplay, ISIS and Content Agent would be useful but not essential.

Junior Outside Broadcast Engineer

Job Purpose

  • The Junior OB Engineer will be required to fulfil a wide range of engineering tasks on location covering video and audio signal quality, camera racking, communications, links, rigging, testing, establishing external feeds, troubleshooting in a live sports OB environment 
  • The  Junior OB engineer will support the Guarantee Engineer and Unit Manager on-site, assist other members of the crew to ensure delivery of a high-quality service.
  • At base the Junior OB Engineer will participate the planning and preparation of larger fixtures. Trainee Engineers will also be expected to undergo HGV driver training. 
  • It is expected that the Junior OB Engineer will cover Guarantee Engineers on occasions after gaining suitable experience.

Skills & Experience

  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Knowledge of HD-SDI and/or IP Broadcast systems
  • Understanding of broadcast IT systems
  • Familiar with key broadcast systems such as camera channels, matrices, switchers etc.
  • Competent in use of electrical supply systems typically up to 63amp single phase
  • Practical approach to problem-solving to rectify faults and/or establish a ‘work round’
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations.
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Appetite for continuous learning across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting
  • Willingness to educate, develop and mentor junior/trainee engineers
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the weather.
  • Adept at MS Office and Broadcast IT


  • Degree level of education in engineering or media/broadcast or similar
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Proactive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Willingness to perform 1st line maintenance
  • A full clean UK driving licence preferable 


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