London - Central

permanent

£30k+

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Technical Webcast Producer / Live Streaming Engineer

Groovy Gecko,  the webcasting pioneers need YOU!


Even under Covid19 we have expanding & urgently need a Technical Webcast Producer / Live Streaming Engineer  to help us support over 350 clients such as Channel4, XBOX, Warner Bros., Facebook, etc.


Shoreditch-based and homeworking for now.

About the Company


GROOVY GECKO ARE EXPANDING AND RECRUITING AND ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF PROVIDING VIRTUAL EVENTS USING OUR OWN ENTERPRISE CLASS EVENTS PLATFORM.


Groovy Gecko, who were established in 1999, is one of the pioneers and award-winning suppliers of live and on-demand streaming media services in the UK working with clients around the world. Clients include BP, Facebook, Xbox, Nike, AKQA, GHD, Twitch, ARUP, Kaplan, O2, Scottish and UK Parliaments, Channel 4, YouTube and Warner Brothers.


Groovy Gecko is an equal opportunities employer. Our charities include Stonewall and our own Kenyan project. You must already be able to work in the UK. This position is based close to Old Street station with occasional UK, European and international travel and some unsociable hours working as is the nature of supporting international brands and live events.


Our employees live by our corporate and personal values of being fair, honest, open, professional, and reliable. We are committed to keeping our staff save during Covid-19.


About the Role 


Overview:

Working from our offices in Old Street and remotely this position would suit a confident and capable individual with at least three years live streaming experience who is looking to develop their career with new challenges by joining a growing agency leading its field whilst being a key member of a dynamic and committed team.


The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Live Event Webcasting, Technical Production, Broadcasting or Audio/Video Engineering, with a good understanding of current streaming technologies and platforms.


Reporting to the Webcast Engineering Team Leader and working as part of the webcasting team the successful candidate will need to be addicted to those live event ‘butterflies’ and be at ease under the pressure that live event webcasting can bring.


A typical week might involve streaming live events (film premieres, car reveals, tech launches, fashion and game shows) on location to multiple Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube); at a corporate client’s head office using Groovy Gecko’s award-winning platforms or at our London based MCR having acquired the live feed via Bonded Network, Video Conference units or our Satellite Teleport.


They will love working in and building up the team with an excellent phone manner, good verbal and written communication skills and appreciate what it means to be punctual. This is a client-facing, technical webcasting role so the candidate needs to love tech, but also be a 'people' person with a professional, pro-active 'can do' attitude. Due to the nature of streaming live event some evening and weekend working will be required with occasional international travel.


Responsibilities:

  • Stream configuration and testing of webcast pages on various platforms.
  • In-house or remote setup and configuration of webcast equipment
  • Live and on-demand testing of streams and pages
  • Operation of Webcasting equipment
  • On-site ‘Recce’ testing of Internet and 4G/5G bandwidth streaming capabilities
  • Packing and transporting of equipment for use on-site
  • Co-ordination and delivery of on-site rehearsals, (basic Event Management)
  • Co-ordination and delivery of live webcasts
  • Managing encoders, audio and video feeds, slide synchronisation, Q&A moderation and polls
  • In house monitoring of webcast rehearsals and live events
  • Preparation and management of on-demand content for webcasts, (video editing and transcoding)


Candidate Profile


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a good understanding of live online video streaming and how it works
  • Have experience of running VIRTUAL and HYBRID EVENTS
  • Effectively manage their own time and priorities
  • Show initiative with a proactive and flexible approach
  • Follow and have a good understanding of current video production technologies
  • Have a good working knowledge of streaming technologies (OBS, VMix, Vmix Call, FMLE, Wowza, Clearcasters, Wirecast, MS Teams, Zoom, Bluejeans, Streamyard)
  • Experience of major streaming platforms, (Akamai, Facebook, YouTube, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Have an excellent phone manner, good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Possess good time management skills and punctuality
  • Have a proven ability to think logically and troubleshoot under pressure
  • Be a good Team player who can work collaboratively and contribute to the team
  • Show initiative and have a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Be proactive and work together with management to continually improve our processes
  • Help innovate and increase customer success
  • Have a good level of computer literacy (Windows, Mac, Office Suite, Adobe Premiere Pro for Editing)
  • Have a good basic understanding of networking and internet streaming protocols. (RTMP, WebRTC, SRT, TCP/IP, HTTP, IP, NDI, FTP).


Details


Salary: £26,000- £32,000 + Paid Overtime + Discretionary Bonus + Phone subsidy; dependent on experience


NO AGENCIES PLEASE. AGENCY CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE TREATED AS SPAM.


Expected start date: ASAP


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent.


Applications:  To apply or for more details, please send your details online via grapevinejobs.