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Assistant Technical Producer

  • Gravity Media
  • London, UK
  • 01/02/2023
Full time Producer / Production

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.

Operating mainly out of our Chiswick office, but primarily covering our outside broadcast, venue and stadium work, our Assistant Technical Producers provide technical assistance to the lead Tech Producers at onsite events, for live broadcasts. They are also heavily involved in the planning and preparation of the technical delivery of the events, under the guidance of the Tech Producers.

Hours of work are Scheduled to Requirements, 160 hours per month plus overtime where available.

Responsibilities:

  • To be present at all on-site, outside broadcast and stadium events as required, providing technical knowledge and support to the Tech Producers, Production and Engineering teams where required.
  • To be across the technical aspects of all the broadcast, live-event and television systems installed at Brentford FC, Wembley National Stadium, Arsenal FC as well as other offsite venues as required and dictated by workload and concurrency.
  • To ascertain and learn the technical requirements and event-day operational procedures required for live stadia productions, with a view to eventually becoming self-sufficient across all locations.
  • To assist and carry out site surveys of various stadia, at various locations across the country.
  • To work closely with the Tech Producers and Production Managers in planning, costing and overseeing all live-event projects, as required.
  • To undertake all duties as assigned by the Tech Producers at all locations, as required by workload.
  • To undertake any duties as required across the business, as assigned from time to time. This will include, but not be limited to, studio work based across the Gravity Media UK locations.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of our management systems to ensure compliance with our legal obligations and maintain certification.

Qualifications:

  • Educated to a minimum of A/AS Level, degree level discipline in Broadcast related subject desired.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of working within a live-programming production environment, sport or otherwise.
  • An excellent eye for detail is always required, due to the pressures of live events and productions, and the complexities they bring.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional and courteous manner
  • The ability to listen to instructions from senior team members and act accordingly is important.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • A flexible team-player, who is happy to adapt working hours as required and willing and able to work most weekends, due to the nature of the sporting calendar.
  • Familiarity with camera and audio acquisition, technologies both operationally and as a support function.
  • Situations may arise where the candidate is client-facing, so a smart appearance and personable manner is required.
  • A full clean, UK driving licence.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A basic understanding of broadcast and live-event technologies. The ability to work alone at times on parts of projects, if required.

 

Experience:

  • A minimum of one years’ experience as a Technical Runner, or equivalent role within a live sports production environment.