BBC Studioworks - Supervisory Studio Engineer

Job Introduction

works has an exciting opportunity for a Supervisory Studio Engineer based at our studios in Elstree/Borehamwood and Television Centre W12.

BBC Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC and provides studios and post production services to all the major TV production companies in the UK, including BBC Studios, ITV Studios, Banijay, Fremantle, Avalon, Hat Trick, and many others.  They are commissioned to do so by all the major TV broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and UKTV.

To date, BBC Studioworks has operated seven studios across three sites in London, including Elstree and Television Centre which are home to some of the nation’s most watched and loved television shows.  As it seeks to evolve its offering to meeting changing market demand, Studioworks will be opening a new studio at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow which is planned to be fully operational from September 2022.

BBC Studioworks offers world-class studio and post production spaces, equips them with the right technology, and engages the most dedicated and talented people in the industry. By doing this, it brings shows to life.

Role Responsibility

Supervisory Studio Engineers supervise duties in our studios and technical areas moving between the areas as necessary to cover programme and maintenance needs.

The role is responsible for the maintenance, alignment, modification and operation of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems deployed in our Studios, ensuring that all technical facilities necessary to meet programme requirements are in place. They are required to work at the highest level of technical complexity under programme and/or operational pressures.

Other responsibilities include devising and developing systems, hardware and software to improve operational capability and to meet new programme requirements. Operational flexibility in accordance with the Scheduling Guidelines is essential.

Supervisory duties include, allocation of work, training and overall direction of engineering activities for freelancers.

Are you the right candidate?

Ideal candidates will have the training and qualifications relevant to broadcast engineering knowledge together with experience of BNCS, vision, sound, communication and computer systems relative to a television studio environment. They will also have the ability to make critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms as necessary. The role requires a positive, enthusiastic manner with an ability to deal tactfully and sympathetically to requests from operational and production staff. Customer awareness and an appreciation of productions requirements, the ability to prioritise workload and good communication skills are essential.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Television Centre and Borehamwood/Elstree 

About the BBC

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Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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