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Studio Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

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. 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 shows to life.

Role Responsibility

As our Studio Engineer, you will 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. You’ll be  required to work at the highest level of technical complexity under programme and 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.

You will be responsible for leading, supervising and motivating freelance engineers as well as advising operational and production staff on the technical capabilities of studio systems and equipment.

Are you the right candidate?

In order to be successful in this role you will have training and qualifications relevant to broadcast engineering, with a good understanding of vision, sound, communication and computer systems relative to a television studio environment. You will be a positive and enthusiastic team player with the ability to make critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms where necessary and good problem solving skills. You will be self- motivated with the ability to prioritise work load and refer/delegate where required.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 1 year FTC
Location: Television Centre and Borehamwood/ 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.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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