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Playout Operators

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Job Description

Playout operators perform multi-device playout duties in a complex tapeless newsroom gallery environment. You will have knowledge of tapeless environments, and the systems used; you will also have a keen interest in staying abreast of emerging technologies and techniques within the industry. Playout operators will be required work in a shift pattern including nights to accommodate a rolling 24-hour news channel. You will have a passion for news and current affairs, and a keen interest in journalism. The most qualified successful applicant for this job will be invited to head the layout team, subject to further negotiation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring material is available for playout in a timely fashion from the server/NRCS
  • Ensuring that the video list is loaded correctly and has all the material for a news show.
  • Controlling gallery timings
  • Assists in timeslip operations
  • Ability to build a backup list in case of main playout system down.

Key Skills, Experience and Education:

Proven experience and sound professional knowledge with all equipment and procedures in the playout area.
Experience with the complexities of digital distribution systems
Preferably one or two years'  experience in a multi‐channel, multilingual television broadcast as playout operator or one year minimum as a tape operator in the ingest department.

Strong, clear communication skills.
Competent spoken English.

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