Playout Director

Job Description

Date: Jun 6, 2019

Role - Playout Director

Location - London

 

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
  • Previous expereince within a live broadcast environment 
  • Extensive experience with frequent schedule changes 
  • 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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Req ID: 284953