Technical Operator

Closing Date: 07 March 2021
Location: Glasgow, Pacific Quay

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Multi Skilled Technical Operator to join the STV newsroom based in Glasgow. The Multi-Skilled Technical Operator will work in a live studio and news environment and operate the technical facilities required to produce the daily news output across multiple platforms for STV News.
The Role:
  • Vision control of Studio Cameras and operation of camera robotics systems.
  • Dub programme material to various formats as required
  • News Production using Ross News Automation systems (where installed) within the studio galleries
  • News Production and Operations using Avid Ingest and Playout systems
  • Competency Directing/Vision Mixing Local News Bulletins
  • Competency Sound Mixing News and Current Affairs programming where applicable
  • Competency Sound Mixing Local News Bulletins
  • Set up and maintain Comms feeds for remote and local lives
  • Setup, modify and operate the studio talk back systems
  • Setup, modify and operate studio sound systems including wired/radio mics, IEM and Foldback
  • Prepare captions on a caption generator as required
  • Occasional camera work as required
  • Produce maps on the graphics equipment as required
  • Compile a quality log of all material transmitted
  • Housekeep ingest and playout server storage
  • First line maintenance of gallery and studio equipment
  • Log and rectify faults and quality control issues
  • Undertake news operations work as required including news traffic operations
  • Support the Technical Resource Organiser in technical issues with Dejero live systems and remote field delivery of material from Multi Media Journalists
  • Support for Output (digital and social) Team in the production of video and graphics content for web and social media platforms
  • Assist in any other aspects of the work of the company as reasonably required
 Skills and Experience:
  • Demonstrable understanding of Avid Editing, Ingest and Playout systems
  • Demonstrable understanding of Avid iNews Newsroom system or Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Informed interest and understanding of news and current affairs and video/audio equipment is essential
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office and Internet (desktop and mobile)
  • Understanding of the provision of news output across multiple platforms
  • Ability to work under pressure and accurately within a live television environment
  • Self motivation and strong interpersonal skills required to build productive relationships with colleagues, internal departments and external stakeholders
  • Confident communication and ability to liaise effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Determination and drive to succeed and to overcome obstacles
  • HNC in Electronic Engineering (or equivalent) is preferred
  • HND/ Degree in Television Operations or Engineering (or equivalent) is preferred
 To apply please email a full CV & cover letter to
STV is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We value diversity and we are actively encouraging applicants from a wide range of diverse backgrounds to apply, this includes those from Black, Asian and Ethnic minority groups, lower socio- economic backgrounds and disabled candidates.