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IMG Studios
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Experience required
Working days
5 day week 
Additional days
Date posted
09 Mar 2020

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MCR Operator – IMG Studios
Department – IMG Studios
Main Purpose of Job-  To facilitate and co-ordinate broadcast & communication signals in and out of IMG Studios
Reports To – MCR and Live Operations Manager
Direct Reports – None
Indirect Reports – None
Salary – Depending on experience
Hours of Work – 7 day fortnight shift pattern (12 hour shifts)
Contract Type / Length – Permanent
Location – Stockley Park, Uxbridge
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
 Co-ordinate and establish incoming and outgoing video and audio feeds from Fibre/ Satellite/Internet Protocol;
 Co-ordinate and establish incoming and outgoing audio and communication circuits;
 Quality control of content and appropriate reporting of issues;
 Recording of live programming;
 Co-ordinate playout of live feeds and pre-recorded programmes;
 You may also be required to carry out any other duties that are within the scope and purpose of the job.

Unusual Challenges or Circumstances e.g. shift(s)/ unsocial hours/ travel etc.
 Position is shift based, which includes weekends and public holidays, some flexibility occasionally expected;
 Working under pressure in a Live MCR environment, coordinating incoming and outgoing signals and dealing directly with IMG clients.

Key Results Areas
 To maintain integrity of signals throughout the broadcast chain;
 To maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

Person Specification
Knowledge and Experience
 Thorough understanding of broadcast specifications;
 Previous operational experience in an MCR environment;
 Good understanding of TV technical and production techniques;
 Experience of pushing feeds to streaming platforms and IP;
 Logical and efficient approach to solving problems;
 Understanding of encoding theory, computer systems and networking;
 Understanding of video server technology.

Skills and Abilities
 Ability to keep calm and react positively in a pressurised environment;
 Help to provide creative solutions to technical challenges;
 Strong organizational skills;
 Attention to detail;
 Good understanding of Microsoft Office Applications;
 Excellent communication skills.

Qualifications and Training
 Education to a reasonable level in a technical subject / and or relevant experience.

 Excellent time management – reliable and punctual;
 Works effectively as part of a team and independently;
 Ability to work under own initiative;
 Positive, professional, keen and flexible approach to work;
 Ability to act professionally at all times and easily adapt and fit in with a range of personalities at all levels.

 An interest in sport.

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