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Broadcast Engineer - Europe at Al Jazeera

Broadcast Engineer - Europe

Al Jazeera London, Greater London Full Time
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Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

6-12 Months Fix Term Contract


Broadcast Engineer will ensure that ON AIR programs as well as services provided by engineering facilities are broadcasted on time to the highest possible level of quality.

They are also responsible for maintaining, installing, upgrading, monitoring, and repairing broadcast, engineering systems & facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the station is ON AIR without interruption.
  • Installs, maintains, modifies, operates and repairs broadcast equipment and systems, including the latest multimedia technology.
  • Working alongside others in the technical department, broadcast engineers use a wide range of equipment and systems to ensure that program are transmitted across different transmission centers at the correct times and to the highest standards of technical quality.
  • Build and execute periodic maintenance plan, down time requirement for all Broadcast environment.
  • Interpret and implement instructions and requests from producers, directors, and other end users.
  • Create and update system diagrams according to system expansion and modification.
  • Handles materials requisitions and projects requirements and study bidder proposal.
  • Provide technical support for all broadcast areas including: Digital server recording and play out technologies - Broadcast automation - Digital archive systems - Networking - Operating systems (MS windows, MAC OS, Linux. etc.) - ON AIR graphics and creative systems - News room systems - Nonlinear editing systems
  • Lead group of engineers and technicians as needed to develop and maintain Broadcast system issues for ON AIR transmission, news and programs editing, Ingest, etc.
  • You Will Have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Science with emphasis in Electrical, Electronics, Communications Engineering or related discipline.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in Broadcast Engineering and relevant Broadcast operation / maintenance in live broadcast environment.
  • Knowledge in conventional and modern broadcast technologies (automation systems, file based storage, Play‐out technologies and On‐Air Graphics)
  • Knowledge in broadcast infrastructure and understanding for Broadcast system cabling installation requirements.
  • Knowledge in Television systems and theory, analog and digital communications and digital television transmission.
  • Knowledge in Video compression including MPEG‐2/MPEG‐4 and SD/HD /3G/4K.
  • Knowledge in production and post‐production including studio cameras, ENG cameras, linear and non‐linear editing, audio/vision mixer.
  • Knowledge in emerging technologies within the broadcast industry
  • Knowledge in complex technical drawings and reports
  • Theoretical knowledge in UPS system, ATS panels, Generators and all types of power distribution.
  • Knowledge in basic measurement and test instruments for Audio and Video signals.

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