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Head of Sound

  • Timeline Television Ltd
  • Greenford, UK
  • 09/01/2024

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Sound – Outside Broadcast (OB)

Location: Greenford OB Base

About Us:

Timeline Television is a leading provider of broadcasting solutions, recognised for our commitment to delivering high-quality productions and cutting-edge technology. We pride ourselves on our dedicated team that ensures exceptional results.  Timeline has a substantial UHD OB fleet and also delivers complex, large scale fly-aways around the world.  Alongside our OB operations, Timeline also has a large broadcast centre in Ealing containing 4 studios, multiple galleries and edit suites.

Position Overview:

As the Head of Sound for our Outside Broadcast division at Timeline Television, you will play a pivotal role in orchestrating sound operations and ensuring top-tier audio quality across our OB projects. This position demands not only high proficiency in managing sound equipment and systems, along with a strong grasp of IP technology, but also excellent team management skills.

You will be an integral part of our senior engineering team, overseeing crew scheduling, truck preparation, and contributing to complex projects.


•Sound Equipment Proficiency:  Demonstrate expert knowledge in operating and maintaining sound equipment including Calrec, Hydra 2, RTS, Riedel, and other relevant systems.

•Technical Expertise: ​Exhibit a robust understanding of IP technology to optimise sound processes and contribute to technological advancements within the field.

•Senior Team Collaboration: Work closely with the other members of the senior team to strategise, plan, and execute sound-related initiatives aligned with organisational goals.

•Crew Management: ​Liaise with the scheduling teams to manage and schedule sound crew, ensuring their readiness and efficiency for OB assignments.

•Truck Preparation: ​Oversee the preparation of sound equipment in our OB trucks stationed at our Greenford base, guaranteeing functionality and readiness for deployment.

•Project Support: ​Collaborate with the projects team, contributing sound expertise to deliver projects effectively.  Projects include large flyaway builds for complex OBs and bespoke solutions for our wide portfolio of clients.

•On-Call Availability: ​Be available for occasional weekend work and on-call duties to address any sound-related emergencies or other requirements that may arise.


•Proven experience in a similar role within the broadcasting or events production industry.

•In-depth knowledge of sound equipment and a passion for keeping up to date with new technologies.

•Strong understanding of IP technology related to sound systems such as Dante Audio and AES67.

•Excellent organisational and leadership skills.

•Ability to work effectively as part of a senior team and contribute to project success.

•Flexibility to work occasional weekends and be on call when required.


You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:​

  • Private health care.
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Travel insurance.
  • Gym membership.

Join Our Team:

If you are passionate about sound engineering, possess a deep understanding of OB sound operations, and thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment, we invite you to apply and be part of our innovative team dedicated to delivering outstanding productions.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position to

Timeline Television is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.