Broadcast Engineer

We are currently recruiting for an engineer to join our Broadcast Technology team.

Role Profile:

Job Title Broadcast Engineer
Department Broadcast Technology IT/TECH
Location The Production Centre, 191a Askew Road, London W12 9AX
Reports to Engineering Operational Supervisor
Responsible for N/A
Contract Type Permanent
Hours 160 hours per month (shift work, weekends, evenings, overnight)
Salary Dependent on experience, plus overtime


Purpose of role:

Our engineers are responsible for the day-to-day operation and support of our technical facilities, both on and offsite, encompassing satellite downlink and fibre feeds, and providing VTR, EVS, Edit and Studio gallery guarantee.

Main responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of MCR and line operations encompassing satellite downlink and fibre services, providing VTR, EVS and studio gallery guarantee.
  • MCR operations and co-ordination of live feeds from incoming lines through to playouts and line recordings and co-ordination of facilities in other technical areas such as post production.
  • Quality checking of incoming and outgoing feeds, edited content for playout or dispatch and equipment movement for all areas.
  • To assist the Resources department and operational staff to ensure all bookings are correctly resourced and delivered to meet the clients’ requirements.
  • Maintaining broadcast and post-production technology across all broadcast systems.
  • Providing support of broadcast technology at offsite operations.
  • Undertaking of minor broadcast technology projects.
  • Supporting other members of the Engineering team on major technology projects.
  • Working with and configuration of industry standard file based technology and workflows.
  • Co-ordination of equipment movement across all operational areas.
  • To assist in planning and implementing system and infrastructure upgrades and expansion.
  • To maintain setup and system configuration across a range of broadcast equipment.
  • Responding to new requirements as they arise and are delegated to the team by the Engineering Supervisor and Senior Engineers.


Person Specification:

Essential Criteria for the Role
HND in a technical or scientific discipline.

Minimum of three years’ experience in an operational and broadcast engineering based role.

Excellent knowledge of:
 •  Video and audio formats used for Broadcast, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI, AES, MADI etc.
 •  Principles of video and audio transmission
 •  Broadcast monitoring
 •  Broadcast Video Servers – EVS, GVG/K2, AirSpeed
 •  Demonstrable knowledge of Camera Channels, Vision Switchers, Sound Mixer technology
 •  Avid Post Production Systems, Media Composer, and ISIS shared storage
 •  Broadcast Graphics systems and data integration
 •  EVS IPDirector, XTAccess etc.
 •  File encoding formats and delivery mechanisms

Understanding of structured cable systems and cable patching and routing.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Good interpersonal skills - ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written forms.

Good organisational skills and the ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Logical thinking with good problem-solving and fault finding skills in diverse systems.

Ability to work under pressure in a live environment and within programme requirements.

Ability to work well in a team.

Ability to work evenings, weekends, and overnight.


Desirable Criteria for the Role
Relevant Degree in Broadcast Technology.

Good knowledge of:
 •  IP networking
 •  Avid Media Composer and Unity ISIS troubleshooting
 •  ClearCom Talkback Systems
 •  Ericsson Broadcast Encoders and Decoders
 •  Probel/Snell Routers
 •  Multiviewer configuration
 •  TSL TallyMan
 •  Snell / Crystal Vision Broadcast Glue
 •  Yamaha Audio Desks


Please apply to with your CV and covering letter.


Applicant must have existing Right to Work in the UK.

Input Media is an Equal Opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.