JOBS

 

2021 RECRUTIMENTS

 

Televideo are seeking outside broadcast professionals and trainees to join our team. Based at our headquarters in Sheffield, the roles involve significant location work. We are looking for candidates across a range of levels, so the exact nature of the position will depend on your background and experience. Those interested should download our application form, and return it to us by email to jobs@televideo.co.uk

 

Due to the high level of interest in our vacancies, we unfortunately are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. If you do not receive a response from us within 14 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

 
Unit Manager

The Unit Manager is responsible for all operational issues relating to an individual Outside Broadcast (OB) Unit.  The role starts at a pre-commission stage, when location recces are undertaken to establish necessary crewing levels, camera positions, equipment needs and location of power sources.  The Unit Manager works closely with the Head of Operations to ensure that all necessary planning, resourcing and crewing is completed.

Unit Managers sit at the centre of a very focused team effort, often in demanding live TV situations with multiple pressure points.  The role demands someone who is entirely conversant with all elements of the OB world: the operational, technical and personnel dimensions.  This calls for a calm personality who can maintain a cool head when problems arise during live TV and major events.  Besides fully understanding all the “moving parts” of a TV event and the role the OB Unit plays, the Unit Manager must have problem-solving skills that function well in a pressurised environment.

As the person with overall operational responsibility for the OB Unit, the Unit Manager will be the first person to arrive on site to ensure all conditions, services and set-up positions are in accordance with the plan.  Besides managing the OB Team and all operational matters, the role also requires management of relations with the client, and is the main point of contact over the course of live days on location.

 

Primary Skills

 

  • A complete understanding of all technical and operational aspects of an OB Unit.

  • An understanding of the needs of the Producers and Directors of large multi-camera programmes and events, and expertise in how the OB Unit fulfils its role.

  • Good communications skills and the ability to lead a team with clear direction while under pressure.

  • A highly organised and methodical approach, with a talent for processes and overseeing multiple and simultaneous functions

  • Ability to interact with clients and broadcasters over the phone, by email and in-person - this is a client facing role and the applicant must be confident to deal with people in person, attending meetings and briefings on a regular basis.

  • An understanding of employment law and work-related safety matters relating to operating and crewing an OB Unit.

Secondary Skills

 

  • A driving licence is essential.  

Minimum Requirements

 

  • 3 x A-levels, BTEC National Diploma or equivalent

Hours: Contracted to 175 hours per month plus overtime. 

Working work: Monday – Sunday in line with the needs of the business

Salary: Salary will be offered in line with the experience and suitability of the candidate.

 
Graphics Designer / Operator 

The role of Graphics Designer / Operator is open to applicants with any graphic design background, as Televideo will offer in-house training in the broadcast element of the position. However, any knowledge of VizRT systems would be advantageous.

The Graphics Designer / Operator will form part of the existing production and outside broadcast team, working as the lead graphics designer alongside fellow operators, editors and producers. Based at Televideo’s busy Sheffield office, the candidate will be required to work in the production department day-to-day in their design capacity, with work on outside broadcast locations as required to implement and operate graphics on TV productions. The candidate will be responsible for executing creative projects from brief through to completion. Recent projects include the full design of the British Superbikes graphics set for clients at Eurosport, Boxxer graphics for BT Sport, full integration for the World Taekwondo Championships (BBC, BT Sport and World Feed), creation and operation of graphics on BBC Radio 1’s Visual events including 6Music Festival, Big Weekend, and Ibiza20 as well as ad hoc work including rugby, football, netball, bowls, cricket and swimming to name but a few. 

The working week will be a mix of base time and OB work across the UK, Europe and the Middle East, involving travel and unsociable hours. The Graphics Designer / Operator will play an active role as a member of the production department, developing skills as a Broadcast Graphics Designer (using After Effects) and learning how to integrate and design on VizRT. VizRT systems and integration will be taught in-house, but is a crucial part of the job.  The candidate will be required to fulfil a wide range of graphic and design tasks, ensuring the highest levels of client satisfaction.  The role may also include a variety of general production tasks, to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of all OB and production client services.

 

Typical Activities / Primary Skills

  • To design and create top-quality graphics to use within programmes - using outside broadcast graphics systems, as well as the design of logos, graphics for VT content, opening sequences etc using After Effects

  • To operate graphics systems (mainly VizRT) on outside broadcast productions as required (taught in-house)

  • Maintenance and development of VizRT software and hardware, including logistical planning of company graphics systems and hiring / purchasing of new equipment.

  • To edit using Premiere Pro (non-essential but a basic knowledge is beneficial) 

  • Working alongside clients and colleagues in a professional and efficient manner 

  • High level of IT knowledge to work with and understand broadcast systems and protocols 

Secondary Skills

 

  • A knowledge of editing systems, specifically Premiere Pro, would be an advantage.

  • A clean driving licence would be an advantage. 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • 3 x A-levels, BTEC National Diploma or equivalent

Hours: Contracted to 175 hours per month

Working work: Monday – Sunday in line with the needs of the business

Salary: Salary will be offered in line with the experience and suitability of the candidate.

 
HGV Driver / Rigger

The HGV Driver / Rigger will form part of the existing OB and operations team at Televideo. Based at Televideo’s Sheffield office, the role will require the candidate to travel to OB venues across the UK and Europe . The HGV Driver / Rigger will play an active role in the movement of OB trucks between sites, in the rigging and de-rigging of all venues an in the maintenance and upkeep of rigging equipment and cables at base. 

 

Typical Activities 

 

  • Driving all manner of vehicles including HGV trucks, transporting equipment / crew members                              

  • The rigging of cables and equipment on OB sites across the UK and Europe, with subsequent de-rigging after the event

  • Potential to assist technical operators on events

  • Maintenance of the garage and warehouse areas

  • Assisting the warehouse staff with prepping and loading of tender vehicles and to action a range of production activities as required by the senior management team

  • To comply with all health and safety legislation as documented in the employee handbook

 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required for Entry

 

  • A clean driving licence - HGV1

  • Experience of OB rigging would be beneficial

  • The candidate must be able to work in an active environment with lifting and carrying essential 

Hours: Contracted to 175 hours per month

Working work: Monday – Sunday in line with the needs of the busines

Salary: A salary of £25,000 will be offered in line with the experience and suitability of the candidate + OT (around £4k + truck overnights around £300 per month) + pension contributions from the company.