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Vision Supervisor

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Job Introduction

This role is part of Technology Support in D+E but is primarily embedded within the One Show/Studio V

The One show combines entertaining conversation and studio content with short films that tell the stories of Britain today and yesterday.  It sits at the heart of the BBC One schedule, connecting nightly with over 4 million viewers.

Technology Operations is part of the BBC’s Design + Engineering group.  The department actively helps BBC programme-makers create and deliver great content across radio, TV and online. Technology Operations is principally responsible for supporting live and recorded programme output all day, every day across Network Radio, News, World Service and BBC North in Salford. As a support department, our role is to make life as easy as possible for those using the BBC’s technology, while minimising the amount of Licence Fee that is consumed in doing so.

Role Responsibility

D+E support staff are responsible for delivering a high-quality technology support service on behalf of the BBC. They ensure that equipment and systems used to create, capture, manipulate and distribute BBC content meet targets for availability, performance and safety. Technicians, Engineers and Vision Supervisors/Principal Engineers support and enable multi-media production and broadcast activities to ensure the BBC provides a quality service to its audience. It is essential that role holders understand the needs of the business and the pressures faced by production teams.

Vision Supervisors are characterised by their ability to be both hands on and operational, and lead from a supervisory perspective, have the ability and skill to assess picture quality form a technical and artistic perspective, their ability to develop appropriate solutions to incidents, problems and management of safety, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They take responsibility for maintaining and managing applications of current and developing technology and may undertake engineering design and development of systems and services.

This role is for a Vision supervisor to work predominantly on one production, The One Show, however, they will at times be required to work on other productions in the studio, further to this as part of the wider engineering community supporting output from News and Global News.

The successful applicant must work flexibly to meet the requirements of the programme.


  • Operation (to a very high standard) of camera exposure, black level and colour balance controls, to match cameras and maintain overall picture quality during live and recorded programmes - working closely with the Lighting Director
  • Rigging of ad hoc Vision and related broadcast  equipment
  • Aligning, adjusting and maintaining broadcast equipment, to ensure the accurate line-up of vision monitoring, camera output and other vision facilities
  • Undertake rigging and basic operation of VT equipment as necessary
  • Undertake basic operation & configuration  of vision mixing equipment
  • Supervise the operational/engineering crew

Are you the right candidate?

  • Demonstrable track record of multi-camera vision control of Light entertainment and/or Primetime Network programmes.
  • Ability to critically assess picture quality to a high standard
  • Working knowledge of the underlying studio facilities.
  • Knowledge of EVS/Avid/Nonlinear edit systems
  • An ability to act quickly, pragmatically and assertively under pressure to prioritise and resolve technical issues
  • An ability to systematically analyse and diagnose technical issues
  • Demonstrable aptitude for operational work
  • Qualified to BBC Engineer standards or similar
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of broadcast systems
  • Sound knowledge of the video signal in the analogue and digital and IP domain
  • Experience and ability to work in studios and on location
  • Self-motivated with a flexible approach to the demands of the business
  • Ability to appreciate the production problems and provide creative solutions
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving environment with conflicting demands and changing priorities
  • To communicate clearly with a range of people at different levels of the organisation and explain and discuss technical issues using a range of styles , tools and techniques
  • To work in a manner in keeping with the BBC’s values
  • To work unsupervised and unassisted, staffing an area single-handed when required, confident in leading a team

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London, W1A

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, sexuality, social 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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