Broadcast Operations - Picture Editor
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This role is responsible for the coordination, management, delivery and execution of Media Services Broadcast Operations, ensuring delivery of Broadcast Services to customers, including proactive and reactive services to meet planned and late delivery content as per customer specifications.
The person in this role will be part of the Content Discovery Picture Desk team in India and will need to meet our clients’ advanced broadcast TV and online platforms’ image requirements that display images corresponding to the programme information. You will be responsible for researching, sourcing, and archiving images within copyright regulations, as well as manipulating images within image editing tools and adding metadata. You will help maintain the digital image archive by cataloguing and uploading images onto an internal database for effective delivery.
The role also involves liaising with various client contacts, publicity houses and their press-sites in order to gather material to meet the regular image requirements of clients. The Picture Editor would also be required to perform regular quality control checks to maintain consistency and quality of the team’s deliverables.
Education: Bachelor in Engineering (B.E/ B.Tech in IT, Telecom)
Experience 5 years to 8 years
This role reports to a Production Manager within the Picture Desk Content Discovery Operation.
- Researching, sourcing, and manipulating the appropriate images for delivery for the respective channels assigned to you within the given deadlines.
- To assess images for suitability and accuracy.
- To manipulate images in Photoshop for size, shape, and quality.
- To alert the Picture Desk Production Manager of any difficulties or inconsistencies that may arise from such and to suggest ideas for possible alternatives solutions or courses of action.
- To act as a point of contact for all enquiries related to the sourcing of images and to undertake the maintenance of all records and systems relating to the image collation.
- To have a working knowledge of databases that researchers use on a daily basis.
- To have an understanding of international copyright regulations and to know when to seek further advice or clarification on any rights issue.
- To have awareness and understanding of how to use press and publicity image sites, image databases, and picture libraries.
- To build and maintain contact lists and to be proactive in contacting and maintaining the relationships with their respective clients and suppliers.
- To maintain accurate records relating to the image requirements and programming of a wide range of UK and European channels.
- To appropriately deal with general enquiries in relation to the Picture Desk’s activities.
- To have a good understanding of metadata and use of images within electronic programme guides both for broadcast and online.
- The ability to build relationships with organisations such as production companies, TV channels, distributors, and broadcasters and deal with them with tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity.
- To participate fully in all appraisal, training and development, communication, and processes in accordance with the standards and frameworks laid down by Ericsson.
- To be involved in testing ongoing software developments.
- Experience of handling confidential information with tact and sensitivity.
- As a member of Ericsson, to positively deal with and promote change, accepting it as a way of life and treating it as a "business as usual" activity.
- In line with Client Relationship Strategy to ensure that working practices are organised in such a way that supports the business needs of the client.
- To motivate other team-members (juniors and peers) to maintain quality and quantity requirements as set out by the management.
- Plays a key role in assisting the extended Content Discovery Picture Desk team with researching and sourcing images for all relevant programmes presented on our clients’ delivery platforms.
- To be aware of and operate within the boundaries of all the relevant Ericsson policies e.g. fair selection, IT security, and fair trading.
- To understand Ericsson’s values and policies pertaining to Equal Opportunities and Diversity / Portrayal.
- To constantly strive towards continuous improvement in all of output/performance on a team and individual basis. To ensure that best practice forms an integral part of operational practice.
- Demonstrable experience, including picture research, image manipulation and maintaining Databases.
- Basic Photoshop skills and the ability to manipulate digital images.
- Knowledge of the different types of digital image formats.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
- A methodical approach towards work and has good attention to detail.
- Thorough and imaginative research skills.
- Good IT and keyboard skills and experience of working with new technology and equipment.
- An interest in a range of television output.
- Experience of working successfully as an integral part of a team.
- Demonstrates initiatives and the ability to work flexibly and/or adapt to changing circumstances.
- Demonstrate effective time management and the ability to prioritise own workload under pressure.
- An awareness of and interest in the work of EBMS and the Broadcast Industry.
- To be able to cope under pressure, work to tight deadlines and deal with the demands of a busy Production office.
- High degree of motivation and ability to set out priorities and be self-directing.
- Experience of working in a customer-focused environment.
- The ability to adopt a flexible approach and manage a variable workload.
- The ability to act with tact and sensitivity.
- Effective time-management and organisational skills and the ability to exercise initiative and work independently.
- Resilience and stamina to sustain performance when under pressure from tight schedules, Deadlines, and conflicting priorities.
- The ability to speak one or more European languages is an advantage.
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
- Communication: The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools, and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
- Planning and Organising: Establishes an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, attention to detail, quality, staffing, and resource requirements.
- Teamwork and Co-operation: Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. Works together as opposed to working separately or competitively. Is also willing to mentor and assist peers and/or junior team members when required.
- Flexibility: Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals, or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.
- Managing Relationships: Able to build, maintain and nurture effective working relationships with a range of people.
- Adherence: To the organizations policies, rules and regulations, code of conduct, as well as its values and principles.
- Resilience: Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks, or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation, and energy.
- Initiative: Demonstrates a preference for taking action and additional responsibility when the need arises. Does more than is required or expected in the job, to improve or enhance job results or avoid problems.
- Attitude: Displays ambition, a can-do/positive and enthusiastic approach towards their work, as well as strives to be a role model for his/her team members. Takes feedback positively and is eager to learn and grow with the team and organization.
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