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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.
BBC Studioworks operates seven studios across two sites in Elstree (BBC Elstree Centre and Elstree Studios) and at Television Centre in White City, which are home to some of the nation’s most watched and loved television shows. At BBC Elstree Centre, Studioworks also facilitates the technical operations and onsite-location portfolio for EastEnders. As it seeks to evolve its offering to meet changing market demand, Studioworks has recently announced the opening of 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.
BBC Studioworks is looking for the next generation of talented Engineers, we want people from all backgrounds to join our teams. Through work placements across our different technical areas together with ‘on the job training’ you’ll develop an important understanding, knowledge and experience of broadcast engineering.
As a Junior Engineer, you will work under the guidance of an experienced Engineer on the maintenance, implementation and operation of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems deployed across our facilities. The role is integral to ensuring electronic equipment is maintained, aligned and modified to defined standards. Working closely with the Resource Manager and the sound, camera and lighting and editing teams, you’ll be part of a team of two or more Engineers allocated to productions.
- Your working environment will be an exciting one - on any day you could be deployed in our Production galleries, on studio floors, post production suites, locations both on and off-site and engineering maintenance rooms. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow within an ever changing and adapting role, offering a stimulating working environment.
- You’ll be kept busy – No day will be the same, and you can expect accountabilities such as the preparation of documentation to define solutions or configurations, including technical schematics and drawings, assisting the engineering team in the planning, design, development, integration, commission and test of systems, and the testing of new installations, ensuring test logs/registers are kept up to date.
- You’ll be trusted – you will take ownership of specific small elements of projects and meet time, cost and quality targets for their delivery, undertake work as necessary to ensure compliance with requirements of Statutory and BBC Health & Safety regulations and that appropriate records are kept. Under supervision, you will work with production teams and other resource departments to ensure operational and other production needs are met. In addition, you will prepare equipment for location use, assist with the technical planning and rigging of Studio Outside Activities and plan and deliver refurbishment projects.
- You’ll be challenged – You will ensure that technical faults are cleared, or alternative ways of meeting production requirements are identified and implemented with the minimum downtime. You will ensure that electronic equipment is maintained and aligned to defined standards and is modified and updated as required, and ensure accurate line-up of vision monitoring facilities. You’ll manage and maintain the studio tapeless recording operation, operate camera colour balance and other engineering set up controls.
- You’ll be supported – You will work alongside a motivated and supportive engineering team in devising modifications to equipment or systems as required and then to supervise appropriate field trails. You’ll be offered training and excellent progression prospects and will be presented with the opportunity to grow with an established and forward thinking team of professionals.
- You’ll do your research – You will keep up to date with current and future broadcast technology trends and work with other members of the project team in order to encourage the adoption of technical innovation where appropriate in solutions. This includes maintaining knowledge of industry and competitor developments.
Are you the right candidate?
- First and foremost, you’ll love what you do. At BBC Studioworks, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do. We will offer you with the equipment and training to allow you to do what you do best.
- You’ll be experienced – The Junior Engineer role requires you to have experienced specific skills training and have had experience demonstrating those skills in a broadcast environment. You will possess the technical knowledge and experience of vision, sound, communication and computer systems relative to a television studio and post production environment.
- You’ll be qualified – you will possess an industry recognised qualification relevant to broadcast engineering, e.g. a degree, HND or equivalent.
- You’ll be a strong communicator - you’ll be confident communicating with your team and customers, focused on providing an effective solution. You will be a team player, with the ability to forge and maintain a range of relationships with a wide set of stakeholders.
- You’ll have an outstanding work ethic - with a positive enthusiasm, you’ll conduct yourself with efficiency, tact and empathy, appropriately supporting the operational and production staff. Customer awareness and an appreciation of productions requirements are essential, together with proven problem solving skills and the ability to work as part of a team but be comfortable operating alone as required.
- You’ll be adaptable – you will have the ability to work in a changing environment and will be able to learn quickly about media technologies and systems.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London Elstree
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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