Multi-skilled Technical Operator Job Vacancy at BBC World Service

Brief Description

BBC is currently recruiting for the position of Multi-skilled Technical Operator Job Vacancy at BBC World Service

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.

Job details

Job Title:

Multi-skilled Technical Operator

Job Reference:


Contract Type:

Permanent Full Time

Job Category:

Technical Production

Business Unit:

News – WSG World Service


Abuja, Nigeria

Closing Date:

15 February, 2023

Job Introduction

Multi-skilled Technical Operator Job Vacancy at BBC World Service

To work with Studio Managers with the ability to independently operate sound mixer, lighting desk, robotic cameras, teleprompter, and video switcher; floor manager skills such as mic’ing guests and studio setup/clean up and act as cover for Studio Manager as required.

Job Role Responsibility

Multi-skilled Technical Operator Job Vacancy at BBC World Service Job Role Responsibility

Sound Mixing

  • Balance live and recorded programmes, including setting up and playing in of material from a local sound-controlled source.
  • Set up studio sound equipment including the positioning and testing of microphones for all programmes.
  • Rig, de-rig, test, line up and operate studio equipment, including microphones communications equipment, PA, FB, sound mixing consoles and any associated outboard effects; as well as any associated cabling,
  • Record, edit, and conduct reproduction and dubbing using audio and/or video formats as necessary, including their replay as required by the Studio Manager.
  • Establish and maintain studio sound, vision and communication circuits for live or recorded replay / transmission, including the acceptance and use of remote source/s.

Vision Mixing

  • Undertake Studio Direction for less complex or recorded items.
  • Source switching, mixing, keying/effects with or without directors’ instructions, creating timelines, macros and e-mems.

Floor Managing

  • Act as the Studio Director’s representative on the studio floor co-ordinating programme presenters, contributors and staff so that discipline is maintained, and all safety regulations are strictly observed during rehearsal, recordings and transmission.
  • Ensure that contributors, artists and guests are made-up and ready on the set when required, including providing presenters with microphones and talkback boxes as required.
  • Operate studio cameras when required, cueing and communication with presenters, contributors, guests, co-ordinating guests to the programme, managing the studio area to HSE standards. Set up the studio prior to production requirement.

Lighting, Vision & Technical Coordination

  • Operate the studio lighting desk and to be able to rig and set lamps in the studios to production requirements.
  • Operate camera controls (Camera Control Unit (CCU) and Robotics) to ensure high quality matched camera outputs in terms of exposure, black level and colour.
  • Line up of gallery monitors in terms of black level, brightness and colour balance.
  • Rig, de-rig, test, line up and operate studio equipment, including cameras, their mountings (including remote/robotic cameras, lightweight cameras and motorised camera mountings); monitors; lighting consoles; as well as any associated cabling.
  • Meet the artistic, technical and safety requirements to fulfil customer demands, this includes rigging and setting up of prompting devices and computer equipment.
  • Line up and assess quality of outside sources including Skype and associated communications, to establish and test incoming and outgoing sound and vision circuits to liaise with contributors and guests and to communicate with record replay areas where appropriate.

Outside Broadcast

  • Although limited, the ability to perform technical tasks on location for live events ensuring all equipment is up and working is a requirement for the show on location.

Are you the right candidate?


  • Experience working in a live broadcast environment.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Good IT skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment is essential.
  • A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • A good knowledge and commitment to providing output of technical high quality.
  • Able to understand operational, journalistic and production requirements.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish harmonious working relationships with a variety of personalities, able to communicate effectively with others and keep them informed on progress and to clarify production requirements I.e. with presenters, producers, correspondents and outside guests
  • Attention to details and ability to work efficiently under time constraints
  • Editorial awareness and an understanding of BBC News priorities and objectives and a commitment to BBC values..
  • The ability to work fast, accurately and under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • You must have a sufficient level of hearing and colour vision required for this post.
  • An awareness of health, safety and security.
  • Knowledge of newsroom production computer systems.

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