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Studio Guarantee Engineer

  • Gravity Media
  • Chiswick, London, UK
  • 19/07/2022
Full time Engineering Studio Management Broadcast Engineering

Job Description

Gravity Media exists to create world-class content that inspires and excites. Our 500 people serve clients in all markets, from sport and media to news and entertainment, working all over the world from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar.

We are driven by client service excellence. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise and efficient delivery.

OUR BRAND PROMISE

We use the collective power of our people and resources to capture, craft and create – putting our clients at the centre of our universe. We are expert, innovative and reliable; a guiding force in a complex world. It’s what we bring together that sets us apart.

Based out of our Production Centre in Chiswick, our Studio Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day guarantee, maintenance and support of our small 4-camera studio and its ancillary facilities, including production gallery, vision and sound control, voiceover booth and green room.

Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the television studio space at Gravity Media Chiswick.
  • Acting as the main vision and system guarantee across all studio-based bookings and to provide support of all its broadcast technology.
  • Planning ahead for all upcoming bookings ensuring the studio space, its associated systems and operational areas are prepared accordingly.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of all equipment/systems underpinning the studio and production areas, as required, in conjunction with the Senior Technology teams.
  • To be responsible for the upkeep and presentation of all operational areas around the studio, including the production gallery, vision and sound control, voiceover booth and talent green room(s).
  • To be available to work all weekends to cover our long-term client bookings.
  • Subsequently, the working week for this role will typically be Wednesday/Thursday to Sunday inclusive, with Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday as rest days.
  • However, flexibility will be required to be able to cover any additional ad-hoc bookings as required.
  • Assisting the MCR and Media Operations staff with ad-hoc support and cover when required.

H&S

Adhering to our company H&S policy and ensuring that all company risk assessments are observed where applicable to your role, taking ownership of improvements and escalating concerns where necessary.

ISO

Contribute to the continual improvement of our management systems to ensure compliance with our legal obligations and maintain certification.

Qualifications

  • Higher Education with a broadcast/technology related qualification is desired.

Competencies

  • Demonstrable and experienced knowledge of camera racking, camera channels, vision switchers, sound mixers and their associated technologies.
  • An excellent knowledge and familiarity of the processes surround studio and production gallery-based work.
  • Knowledge of video and audio formats used for Broadcast, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI, AES, MADI etc.
  • Knowledge of Broadcast monitoring systems and equipment.
  • Competent on production talkback systems.
  • A good understanding of structured cable systems, cable patching and proficiency using video and audio routing systems.
  • Comfortable dealing with external clients, both face to face and via email. Major clients using the studio space on a regular basis are BBC, ITV, The FA and major other European football leagues.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • An ability to work under pressure in a live environment and within programme requirements.
  • Willing to work all weekends, including some evenings and occasional overnights as required.

Experience

  • Experience within the broadcasting industry focused around studio guarantee work, on any scale.