London, UK: MCR Operators (Freelancers) - Associated Press

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MCR Operators (Freelancers) - Associated Press

London, UK

The Associated Press is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of independent news and information. Its video business has bureaux in more than 80 countries, and currently distributes global news, sport, entertainment, technology and lifestyles content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. Video captured by AP can be seen by over half of the world’s population on any given day.

The AP is currently seeking Freelance MCR Operators to work in its London office.

The main responsibilities will include the following:
  • Supporting the needs and demands of all AP departments using the MCR and associated digital production, distribution and contribution systems.
  • Quality monitoring of video and audio signals, and taking the necessary steps to ensure the highest technical quality.
  • Understanding the AP and APTN global distribution and contribution networks, and to be able to enact back-up procedures when required.
  • Perform satellite transmission and reception operations to a high standard.
  • Operation of APs global fibre network.
  • Report any faults using the correct tools, and assist in fault finding and resolution.

Candidates must possess excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills, be pro-active and able to work on their own initiative, and have technical experience working in a broadcast video production environment.

Freelancers should have some or all of the following experience and knowledge:
  • Operational experience within a fast-paced Master control room;
  • Knowledge of satellite transmission techniques;
  • Experience of Video Production & Content Management systems
  • Experience of file based production workflows;
  • Knowledge of international satellite and fibre networks;
  • Knowledge of compression and Video over IP technologies;
  • A team player, with excellent oral and written communication skills.

All Freelancers must be able to work in the UK or be able to gain permission to work in the UK.

If interested, please contact Gordon Ullah [email protected] attaching CV.
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