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Transmission Operator
We’re BFBS keeping forces communities around the world connected with home through our broadcasting and entertainment - we’re looking for a Transmission Operator to join our TV & Cinema operations.

Role overview

You’ll work in our busy Playout area looking after all the media associated with our broadcast, streaming, DVD and cinema outputs. There will be some editing and file-based management alongside real-time operations of playout channels including the reactive and changing situation of live sport, general technical quality control and coping with unforeseen faults and problems, all calmly whilst possibly feeling some pressure!


You may have experience of broadcast environment, working with typical MAM and Playout systems, maybe not, but you have a feel for the type of organisational and process-orientated skills required for the role, along with an accurate attention to detail.


Once in the role, you’ll check that material for daily Playout schedules is complete and in the correct state for transmission, providing first line fault correction and escalating problems as required. You’ll work closely with On-Air and Programme Planning teams and be completely comfortable in communicating with colleagues at all levels in providing a first-class level of service.


This role is full time, 37.5 hours on shift positions, working over a 7-day fortnight pattern, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, so you must be prepared for unsociable hours. 


Life at BFBS 

We strive to be a diverse and inclusive employer, welcoming open-minded, talented and creative people from all kinds of backgrounds, and with different preferences and experiences. What we all have in common is a commitment to trust, quality, innovation and going the extra mile to achieve our mission. It’s a great place to work, with a unique mix of a charity, broadcast and digital creative environment.


As an organisation, we have lived and worked with the military community for over 75 years, and we are incredibly proud of our roots.


Our radio, TV and digital channels boost the morale of the armed forces serving overseas – and their families – keeping them connected with home, while our agile distribution solutions are tailored to each local environment and infrastructure, providing media services wherever the armed forces are overseas.


Across a growing number of platforms, our captivating military storytelling is popular with both the armed forces community and curious civilians. And our creative, training and events services offer award-winning expertise and skills to defence and government.


To apply, please send your C.V and a covering letter telling us why you fit the role and please state your salary expectations too, to opportunities@bfbs.com 


We are an equal opportunities employer who actively encourages people from all cultural backgrounds and with disabilities to apply.


Please complete the Equal Opportunities Form provided on our website and return it as part of your application.


Please ensure that you read our company's privacy policy by applying for this role, you are consenting to the company storing your personal data, as per the privacy policy. If you have any questions relating to this, please email your questions to opportunities@bfbs.com 


We thank you for your interest and application. We can’t guarantee to be able to respond to all applicants, therefore, if we do not contact you within 28 days of applying, you have been unsuccessful. 


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