From the World Cup to the Olympics, 6 Nations and Wimbledon, BBC Sport is at the heart of the worlds major sporting events. Allied with our high quality sports journalism and market-leading digital offer, BBC Sport is the UKs favourite sport service.
We are looking for a Technical Manager, Continuous Output to join our Salford based Technical team.
Contract Type: Continuing
Base: Mediacity / Salford
Job Ref BBC/TP/165/18739
Closing Date: 19th May 2017
The primary purpose of the role is to be accountable for and support the technology that underpins our journalism and live sport output across our Radio and Sports News output, as part of the Sport Technology team. A vital part of the role will be to ensure the safe and efficient adoption of new technologies especially the move towards more IP based equipment, to deliver audio, video and communications from venues, including the transition away from ISDN technology. The successful candidate will principally be supplying advice and assistance to those working on location and in base about how technology can be used and deployed to best effect making the operations, better, faster, easier and more cost effective. Although based in Media City, some location work may be needed on occasion.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced broadcast professional, with a solid all round technical knowledge able to provide an excellent level of communication and build purposeful relationships with both production and technology teams on current technical processes and plans in the Sport Journalism areas.They should have a good knowledge of broadcast technology applicable to Radio and Sports News acquisition and how this is best deployed in real world situations. They will proactively offer ideas and solutions in the development of a creative vision and editorial brief. They will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the resource, technical and staffing implications of editorial aspirations and ensure they are aligned before productions/projects commence. They will translate creative ideas into practical plans, considering risks and potential constraints.The successful candidate will build production relationships across the organization, establishing rapport and understanding of the agendas and priorities of others.
The ideal candidate will recognise when to consult, seek consensus or make a decision alone. They will make rational decisions based on logical evaluation of the relevant factors. They will use a range of influencing techniques to achieve positive outcomes and will be able to influence at every level and gain the commitment of key players to proposed courses of action. Maintaining productive relationships with suppliers and third parties, they will negotiate the best and fair deals for the area, adhering to BBC policies and guidelines. They will remain calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations.
1 x Continuing Role
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