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Graphics Operator

  • Gravity Media
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 01/02/2023
Full time

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.

We are looking for a skilled Graphics Operator to join our team to generate in-game GFX overlays, lower thirds, countdowns etc across live broadcasts. As a key member of the production team, the GFX Op will prepare and execute immediate GFX requests while working as part of a high performing team in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. They will work with the very latest graphics software which will help you to ensure the global GFX output is of the highest quality.

The ideal candidate will need to be a clear and confident communicator, able to adapt quickly to on-air changes and remain calm under pressure. Their aim will be to ensure each graphic is accurate and displayed in a timely manner and informs viewers and audiences from all around the world.

Having an eye for detail, keeping track of team/player scores and being flexible to edit graphics live as games develop is key.

In this role, the GFX Op will be an integral part of the organisation’s Graphics Department and will report to the Production Manager. The position is based in the greater Dublin area. The position may require international travel on occasion.

The successful candidate will be assigned to Project Stryker, the Remote Broadcast Centre owned and operated by Riot Games. They will work across the Riot Games’ Esport broadcasts featuring championships and tournaments from titles; League of Legends, Wild Rift and Valorant. The GFX Op will be working with the latest technology in the most advanced Remote Broadcast Centre in the World.

Responsibilities

  • Accessing GFX elements and running tests to ensure smooth on-air presentation.
  • Building of source graphics in our software packages which include Barracks and Vizrt.
  • Creating show assets workflows to aid a more efficient broadcast.
  • Creating welcome ‘deck’ presentations for visiting crew with local information.
  • Playing GFX calls in a timely and ‘live’ setting.
  • Monitor scoring and keep a track to forward plan leader boards etc.
  • Work closely with other departments –Audio, EVS etc to ensure any replay packages have the correct GFX and any grams etc hit the correct ques.
  • Supply various GFX outputs for other departments/feeds/sponsors etc.
  • Reviewing GFX packages and calls.
  • Creating post show documentation highlighting any tasks or issues from Graphics.
  • Refine next day workflows from Producer/Director feedback.
  • Load and prep for next day's broadcast.
  • Update and maintain all SOPs and contribute to new SOPs and the sharing of business/skill knowledge.

This position will have access to a live event gallery and, as such, must be greeted with great integrity. Professional and best practice behaviours in this role are essential at all times.

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.

Competencies

  • Time management and how-to prioritise workload and asks.
  • Key communicator – can listen and understand requests without the need for asks to be repeated.
  • Multitasker – have the dexterity to manage the GFX software and follow show running order while using the talkback panel to communicate with the Director to animate GFX calls etc.
  • Willingness to learn outside your comfort zone and immerse yourself in learning new technology and software.
  • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite apps, and ability to learn and utilise Google business apps.

Experience

  • Experience in a traditional broadcast gallery GFX setting.
  • Experienced in working with Adobe Creative Suite and other software.
  • Basic knowledge of video editing software preferable.