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Broadcast Engineer

  • News UK
  • London, UK
  • 14/12/2021
Full time Engineering Studio Management Broadcast Engineering Sound Engineering

Job Description

Broadcast Engineer - An exciting new opportunity to help make radio and television at NewsUK working as part of the Broadcast Technology team.


News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world.


We’re home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company. We’re about to launch talkTV. Our established national brands include talkSPORT - the world’s biggest sports radio station, Virgin Radio and talkRADIO.


The Team: 

You’ll be joining a supportive and collaborative team of broadcast engineers, working together to share knowledge, develop skills and help make brilliant TV and radio broadcasts. The team are responsible for the complex studio and broadcast transmission chain systems and ensure continuous, high quality, uninterrupted transmissions.


Your Role:

As a Broadcast Engineer, reporting to the Head of Broadcast Technology and guided by the Lead Broadcast Engineer, you will be responsible for the support, maintenance, development and technical capabilities of all News UK broadcast systems and networks, both at our London studios and on location. You will work a shift pattern which includes early, late and weekend working, taking part in an on-call rota to respond to urgent technical issues outside standard hours.


Day to day:

  • Provide customer-focussed support for broadcast technology users.

  • Support live studio and transmission operations for radio and television.

  • Maintain and promptly solve problems with broadcast hardware and software.

  • Work with outside companies and internal departments to resolve faults.

  • Plan, research and provide risk assessment for outside broadcasts and special events.

  • Configure equipment to meet operational needs.

  • Design, specify and implement new systems to support changing requirements.

  • Grow and develop your skills.


What we’re looking for from you:

  • Secure knowledge of broadcast media technologies and studio operations

  • An understanding of IP-based broadcast infrastructure

  • A passion for delivering exceptional customer service

  • Good numerical and written skills

  • Experience supporting live radio and television studio operations

  • Ability to support broadcast playout, MCR and scheduling systems

  • Knowledge of newsroom computer systems

  • Experience using and supporting broadcast communication systems

  • Knowledge of broadcast routing and control systems

  • A passion for developing your skills, knowledge and capabilities and those of our team

Life at News

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. This role is primarily based at our London Bridge studios, providing in-person support, but we encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.


We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group. 

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 


In addition we offer:


  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%.

  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year.

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks.

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

  • A comprehensive private medical scheme covering pre-existing conditions.

  • Discounted gym membership for employees and immediate family.

  • Life assurance benefits of 4 x your Annual Salary.

  • A range of different flexible working options, which can be requested by employees.

  • Health and wellbeing benefits including on-site physio/massage, counselling, legal advice, and others.

  • Regular in-house events and masterclasses.


We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.