Multi-skilled Operator (12 Month FTC):
We are looking for an experienced MSO to join our team as we prepare to launch Talk TV in 2022. You will be part of a small but highly skilled team working across live news bulletins on a daily basis. In this role you will be responsible for setting up and operating a range of technical equipment in the gallery and studio floor to support the production and delivery of broadcast content.
Day to day you will:
Operate a range of technical equipment in the gallery, and on the studio floor in the production of live studio broadcasts. This may include robotic cameras, lighting, sound, autocue, and studio floor management.
Support the Producer and Director to deliver studio output
Follow and execute tasks outlined in a live news broadcast rundown, specifically iNews
Mic on-air talent, whist helping to maintain audio equipment
Manage and test comms between the gallery and the presenter
Manage the studio floor, being responsible for health & safety, and keeping the gallery and studio tidy at all times
Responsible for setting up the studio and gallery ready for broadcast, including robotic cameras, lighting, sound, monitors, and iPads
Prep elements ready for broadcast
Ensure that rundowns and scripts are updated and loaded into the Autoscript
Report any technical issues to the engineering team in a timely manner, so that problems are quickly addressed, with minimal impact on the output.
What we’re looking for from you:
Experience of working as a multi-skilled operator in a live broadcast environment, or relevant experience in a similar role
A good understanding of broadcast systems, equipment and technology, including cameras, lighting, sound, and auto cue
Demonstrate a good awareness of health and safety issues in the studio/gallery
A good communicator who is able to move quickly and accurately under pressure in a fast-paced broadcast environment, whilst keeping calm and taking instructions
Proactive in approach, with good multi-tasking abilities
Finding solutions to technical or other practical problems
Willingness and able to work unsociable hours
A strong desire to work as part of a team
Passionate about television
We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland, our news brands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. In 2022 we will launch talkTV, a major new TV channel available to everyone across the UK, delivering a schedule of news, current affairs, entertainment and sport, with Piers Morgan in a prime time evening show. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning digital and print, audio and video, events and experiences, our brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.
We are talkTV: The latest innovation from News UK, talkTV will launch early in 2022 creating a major new channel, available to everyone across the UK and delivering a bold new voice in current affairs, debate and opinion. The channel will also deliver documentaries, entertainment and sports shows and proper hourly news bulletins. Piers Morgan, one of the most recognisable broadcasters in the world, is the first signing for talkTV and will deliver a prime time show which promises to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews. Drawing together world-class talent across News UK, talkTV will be broadcast from state-of-the-art studios at The News Building in London Bridge and available live or on-demand, on linear and connected TV and on any personal device.
Life at News
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 also 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.
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.