About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate to train for the role of Master Control Room (MCR) Engineer. The successful candidate will join the Timeline technology team at the fast-paced BT Sport broadcast facility in Stratford, East London. In this role you will learn how to manage live sports feeds (decoding, routing both SDI and IP, audio shuffling, video and audio signal processing and compliance), understand about different standards (HD, UHD, Dolby 5.1, Dolby Atmos), support and optimise the management of the lines and routing architecture, and how to support a live playout environment.
What is a Master Control Room?
In MCR we deal with the incoming and outgoing feeds from BT Sport (and additional external clients). As part of this we manipulate the video feeds, whether this is through changing the video format or through adjusting the audio channels. In order to complete our job efficiently we communicate with various video providers from all across the globe, as well as Playout facilities such as Red Bee Media and ITV. We work closely with other departments at BT Sport such as broadcast engineering, media systems engineering, sound and IT, as well as various members of our production teams.
This a two-year development programme including secondments to various engineering departments, giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop practical skills for an exciting and rewarding career in master control room engineering. As a Graduate Trainee, you can expect to put all the theory you have learnt at university into practice within an innovative organisation that will put you at the forefront of new and exciting developments in broadcast technology, and prepare you for long-term career.
Our Graduate Master Control Room (MCR) role could be right for you if you are interested in pursuing one of the following careers (amongst others):
Development and Learning Expectations / Responsibilities
Learning and developing your skills whilst participating in our Graduate Programme will also involve supporting the effective operation of the master control room and workflows at BT Sport, which involves the following:
You will hit the ground running, working directly alongside our skilled engineers, getting hands-on experience operationally supporting transmission, ingest, traffic, outside broadcasts and studio productions for our major broadcast clients. After a full induction, we will also offer you a mix of internal and external training, and you will have access to your own mentor to support your career development.
We don’t need you to have worked in a broadcasting or studio environment before but there are some key requirements:
Please note that this is a shift-based role and involves unsociable hours and weekend work.
Why join Timeline Television?
In addition to being part of a company that is at the forefront of cutting-edge broadcast technology, we offer a range of perks and benefits such as the Cycle to Work scheme, private health care, a medical cashback scheme and a ‘legendary’ Christmas party (Covid permitting!)
You will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that really matter, and we offer a variety of training and development opportunities.
The Open Day for this role will be on Tuesday 21st September 2021
We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the Timeline Team – whether that is working in our engineering or technology roles or being part of our non-technical teams. We believe the more diverse our organisation is the more we are reflecting society and ensuring we are selecting from the broadest talent pool.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.
You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.