Playout Director

Job Description

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Role - Playout Director

Location - Salford


Overview – Redbee Media


A world-leading media management company providing technology and creative solutions that help channels, broadcasters, content rights holders and brand owners reach and engage with their audiences in traditional and new ways.
In the rapidly changing media landscape consumers are exerting greater control over the content they watch and how they choose to engage. Redbee is finding innovative ways to enable companies to unlock new revenue streams and build audience share on multiple platforms including traditional TV channels and on demand services.
Redbee’s client list includes international broadcasters and advertisers across TV, web and mobile such as Discovery International, BBC, Channel 4, Virgin Media, UKTV, Nike, Canal+, Lonely Planet, and Action Aid.


Job Summary 

To be responsible for the accurate, effective and smooth management and running of broadcast channels in a Playout environment, on behalf of clients.


Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Ensure that all schedules are ready for Playout and that they conform with OFCOM and client guidelines.
  • Ensure that detailed checking is carried out such that all media/material is correct and consistent with paper and computerised information, in line with Red Bee Media and client requirements.
  • To spot check media/material and monitor channels & streams in order to ensure that the output is accurate and that planned schedules are delivered as intended.
  • To operate computerised single and multi-channel Playout equipment according to agreed procedures.
  • To be aware of and able to deploy the Disaster Recovery plans where necessary and be prepared to make changes at the last minute, as required.
  • To ensure that standby material is at hand for matters of emergency or equipment failure.
  • To always be aware of current affairs and their impact upon media/material, schedules and against OFCOM or other editorial guidelines and to suggest changes as per client guidelines.
  • To ensure that communication with Red Bee Managers and clients regarding late changes or alterations is timely and effective.
  • Be a point of contact for Ad Sales and Media Planning both in and out of in office hours for late commercial, promotion, interstitial and programme schedule changes.
  • Be up to date with Red Bee Media clients’ service offerings and strive to ensure all standards are adhered to.
  • Continually work to identify ways in which the service to Red Bee Media clients and their customers could be improved and mitigate.
  • To fully log details of any incidents on the appropriate systems and escalate to the DEM as required.
  • To react and use emergency and manual processes to redress any incident affecting TX, in the shortest possible time, thus ensuring minimal outage time.
  • To be prepared and able to work in a 24/7 environment on a rotational shift pattern.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience in a technically driven environment where service provision is critical
  • Knowledge of television transmission systems and equipment required
  • Knowledge of the OFCOM and other relevant regulatory body guidelines
  • Ability to remain calm in a pressurised situation
  • Media technical background preferred


Core Competences

  • Decision making & editorial policy judgement
  • Teamwork & Co-operation
  • Communication Skills
  • Creative Thinking and Initiative
  • Planning & Organizing





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Primary country and city: United Kingdom (GB) || || Salford || Consulting&SysInt; IT; ProdMgt; R&D; SalesStratMkt&ComMgt; ServEng; SharedServ; Stud&YP; Supply&Log

Req ID: 270884