Park Royal, London, NW10





Transmission Operator (Trainee)
An ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and personable graduate or a bright spark with 'A' Levels (or equivalent) to join our specialist broadcast facility in Park Royal, London NW10.

No previous experience of broadcasting is required as full training will be given.

The Company

ABS Broadcast is one of the largest independently owned playout and television facilities companies in Europe.

The home of the ABSolute Delivery Platform, ABS manages the transmission and technical requirement of many major television channels globally.

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The Role

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor and the Head of Broadcast Operations, you will work 12 hour shifts (3 days/3 nights/3 off) in a busy MCR and have overall responsibility for the playout, delivery and monitoring of several linear and non-linear television channels.

You will learn to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Supervision of ingest levels – all for optimum playout performance
  • Monitoring of current client playlists, responding to requests for insertions/deletions/changes
  • Managing VOD content preparation and delivery
  • Managing incoming feeds for turnaround and record for later insertion in playlist(s)
  • Making minor editing changes to content (T.C. In/T.C. Out, etc)
  • Coping calmly, logically, and professionally with “on air” emergencies
  • Dealing with different control room personnel along the broadcast chain
  • Analysing and sorting playout problems and calling in managers/engineers when needed
  • Gain minimum user level proficiency on the various tools available in the broadcast environment e.g. Auto QC, Transcoders, Edit, Loudness Correction etc.
  • Dealing with clients in a professional and timely manner
  • Receiving and handling the majority of incoming telephone calls to the MCR in a professional manner
  • Reporting, daily and ad hoc incidents, to Management and to Clients as and when needed.

Candidate Profile

Qualifications Required:

  • Recent 'A' Levels or Equivalent; or
  • Any Degree.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to problem solve, without delay, in a highly pressurised environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English language
  • High level of numeracy
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to multi-task and organise time efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office
  • Eagerness to learn and work with new systems
  • The ability to demonstrate initiative, work flexibly and adapt to changing circumstances
  • A genuine passion for television
  • Experience of the broadcast industry would be beneficial.



  • Starting salary £20k (potential progression to £23k after 1 year)
  • Annual increments dependent upon performance
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Full training.

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