London, UK: NOC Operator - ITN

Job Vacancy: NOC Operator - ITN

Location: London, UK

Closing Date: 5th May 2017


To manage the work flow from booking to delivery of all content for all of ITN internal and external customers
  • To co-ordinate and monitor the transmission of all incoming and outgoing broadcast material through our headquarters at Gray’s Inn Road
  • To undertake routing and switching of broadcast signals
  • To measure technical signal parameters to ensure satisfactory quality thresholds
  • To arrange recording and replay of all line & satellite transmissions using appropriate technology and naming feeds accurately
  • To liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers over the transmission of programme material across terrestrial and/or radio & satellite networks
  • To offer technical advice to editorial and non-technical colleagues when necessary
  • To be mindful of costs and the need to control our daily spend on circuit and satellite transmissions
  • To assist in the establishment and operation of MCR facilities on large outside broadcast events in the field
  • To be cognisant of safe working practices particularly when operating in the field
  • To follow operational procedures especially with regard to fault reporting
  • To play a key role in the planning, booking and delivery of video and audio needed for the production of ITN programming, including file based delivery and linear transfer using satellite and terrestrial networks
  • In close co-operation with ITV News, Channel 4 News, Five News, NBC news desk and Productions, the NOC Operator will ensure that video files, whether transferred from outside ITN or available locally, are ingested with relevant metadata attached to the video or file
  • To ensure that the input and output programme teams throughout ITN are kept informed about the progress of files and to be aware of the deadlines applying to files within the system
  • The NOC Opeartor will also plan and co-ordinate live and recorded video inputs and outputs to and from MCR and ensure the booking of all satellite and terrestrial paths to and from ITN and where appropriate, oversee the assignment of ITN’s SNG and Links fleet
  • To conduct first line maintenance of technical equipment when appropriate
  • To be cognisant of safe working practices particularly when operating in the field
  • To play a key role in the development of the new digital NOC area, embracing technological change and contributing to the development of effective workflow
  • Carry out all other relevant duties as described by the line manager

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