London, UK: Senior Studio Operator - Al Jazeera English

Job Vacancy: 
Senior Studio Operator - Al Jazeera English

London, UK

Al Jazeera English would like to hear from experienced Senior Studio Operators who are interested in working at our London Broadcast Centre.

Working as a Senior Studio Operator, you could be operating the Viz on-air graphics playout system, scrolling autocue, floor managing, mic’ing up and handling guests who contribute from London into our other broadcast centres, operating the camera/ lighting system, assisting with set changes, and reporting and tracking studio maintenance.

Solid and demonstrable experience in a similar role is essential and you must be willing to work shifts, including weekends, Christmas and New Year. An interest in news and current affairs, a willingness to learn proprietary equipment and applications, and strong written and verbal communication skills are also essential. A media production based University qualification is preferred but not essential.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • This position will be deployed across the five key functions in London’s Gallery: autocue, graphics play out, camera/lights operation, floor managing, and down-the line operation.
  • Providing holiday cover and extra programming cover on camera lights.
  • Acting as a team member, you will ensure that the studio day diary is kept up to date, that all team members contribute to sets being put in and taken down, day to day Health and Safety on the studio floor and of studio equipment. Reporting any problems to the appropriate people.
  • Contributing to the training of new SSO staff, either directly training or delegating to other team members to ensure that new staff members and freelancers are fully trained on all five functions in the London Gallery.
  • First line of reporting for technical problems within the gallery that relate to the SSO roles.

If you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom and are interested in this position, please apply using the link below with your current CV and cover letter.

Al Jazeera English is an equal opportunities employer.

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