Directors Assistant (News)

  • Job Reference: AT1219DPSA
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2020
  • Recruiter: EMS technical personnel limited
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technology, Broadcasting
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for a skilled DA with studio experience of live news at our West London based international client.  


The role and responsibilities  


  • Play out all pre-recorded video for live and taped programming, as well as count down to the end of packages, SOTs, as-lives, etc.
  • Assist the Line Producer with show timing, and inform Line Producers periodically as to the timing status of live programming.
  • Update newsroom computer system with show-specific notes and out times.
  • Count down anchor and to ensure programs get off-air on time.
  • Communicate “SPRAP” times, keypoints, locators etc with Orad playout personnel.
  • Perform additional duties by the Director including covering the Director if required.
  • Be prepared to work varied shift hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Excel at work within a culturally and ethnically diverse staff.


Required Experience:


  • Experience In News Environment 
  • Experience of Mosart automation or similar   
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience in Television Broadcasting.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong knowledge and interest in news and current events.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritie assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.