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Media Manager

  • CGTN Europe
  • Chiswick Business Park, Chiswick High Road, London, UK
  • 19/01/2023

Job Description

Team Description:


The Broadcast Operations team exists to support the editorial vision of CGTN Europe. Encompassing a number of roles across studio and post-production the goal of the department is to provide first class service and support in fulfilling the editorial remit of the network. 

Background to the role:

The Media Manager is required to have a full overview of all incoming & outgoing media, identifying problems and issues and escalating them if necessary. They are required to work on the Media Management desk where they will manage the server - this includes the restoration of archived clips, the pushing and pulling of content between broadcast centres, and using the deletion policy to maintain a healthy percentage of server space.

Job objectives:


·      Download and ingest video and audio material from a variety of sources to the server as requested. 

·      Ingest packages and footage from outside correspondents 

·      Work with Video Editors and editorial staff in the newsroom to coordinate the flow of video and production of news packages for daily broadcast. 

·      Set up daily feeds. 

·      Download shared video material from other production centres in the CGTN Network. 

·      Archive locally generated material, programs and news packages. 

·      Assist outside correspondents with footage requests. 

·      Be prepared to work varied shift hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. 

·      Excel at work within a culturally and ethnically diverse staff.


Person specification:


In order to be successful in this role you must be fluent in English - written and oral. You will have extensive experience as a Media Manager and be used to the pressure of working in a news environment. You will be a team player, understanding the CGTN vision and strategic goals and how media operations can contribute to making these happen.




·      Must be acquainted with current methods of video delivery including FTP, inter-site transfer methods and direct delivery by satellite/fibre. 

·      Must be familiar with naming conventions as well as the various standards of video format, i.e. HD/SD NTSC/PAL 1080i and so on. 

·      Possess a clear understanding of TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques. 

·      Knowledge of and experience with IT tools to perform these tasks is desirable. 

·      Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events and personalities. 





Fluency in a second language.



About CGTN Europe


China Global Television Network, or CGTN, is an international media organisation launched on December 31, 2016. CGTN’s aim is to provide objective, balanced, impartial news and current affairs content, reporting the news from a Chinese perspective. We aim to differentiate ourselves from leading Western media organisations by pursuing a larger international vision; focusing on nations, regions, and stories often ignored by Western media.


CGTN Europe is a multimedia production centre in Chiswick Business Park and operates from a modern, purpose-built newsroom. It joins the other regional CGTN hubs in Beijing, Nairobi and Washington DC in helping the network to set the news agenda across the UK and Europe, by broadcasting and publishing award-winning news and current affairs content that will provide a fresh take on European political, economic, social and cultural affairs.


Equal Opportunities


CGTN is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity, value and respect, regardless of race, religion or belief, national origin, marital or civil partnership status, maternity or pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender or gender reassignment or any other protected group status.


Our diverse employees individually contribute to CGTN’s programming, live output and across a range of online platforms and podcasts. We continue to encourage talented people from all backgrounds to apply to our roles and to welcome into our company.