Junior Studio Engineer
BBC Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing studios and post production services to all the major TV broadcasters and production companies including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Endemol Shine Group. Located across sites in Elstree and Television Centre in White City, our London facilities are home to some of the nation’s most watched and loved television shows. Our credits include So Television’s The Graham Norton Show for BBC One, Remarkable Television’s Pointless for BBC One as well as BBC Studios’ EastEnders, Children in Need, Strictly Come Dancing. Also ITV Studios Daytime’s Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women, Talkback’s Celebrity Juice for ITV2, CPL’s A League of Their Own for Sky. We offer world-class studio and post production spaces, equip them with the right technology and engage the most dedicated and talented people in the industry. By doing this, we bring ideas 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 a Studio Engineer on the maintenance, implementation and operation of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems deployed in our Studios. 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 varied and 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.
The Junior Engineer will support across technical areas as necessary, to cover programme and maintenance needs and post production. Delivering effective technology solutions, preparing documentation to define solutions or configurations, including technical schematics and drawings.
You will be assisting the engineering team in planning design, developing, integrating, commissioning and testing systems, whilst also taking ownership of specific small elements of projects, cost and quality targets for their delivery. You will be testing new installations, ensuring test logs are kept up to date and ensuring that technical faults are cleared, or alternative ways of meeting production requirements are identified and implemented with the minimum loss of studio time.
In addition, you will be assisting the Engineering team in devising modifications to equipment or systems and supervise appropriate field trials.
Are you the right candidate?
At BBC Studioworks, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.
A Junior Studios Engineer role requires you to have experienced specific skills training and have had experience demonstrating those skills in a broadcast studio, in addition to possessing an industry recognised qualification relevant to broadcast engineering, e.g. a degree, HND or equivalent. Coupled with the technical knowledge and experience of vision, sound, communication and computer systems relative to a television studio environment, you’ll be confident communicating with your team and customers, focused on providing an effective solution.
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.
BBC Studioworks are committed to supporting you and your career development. You can expect us to challenge you in your role and offer guidance, training and support to achieve your goals.
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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more. (UK centric)
About the BBC
The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.
The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.