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2 x On Air Producers

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We are looking for 2 x On Air Producers for a new channel being created by one of the top broadcasting companies based in Central/West London.

We are looking for two freelancers to help our client with live broadcasts (28 events starting from next week), particularly since the hours that the events fall are into the early mornings (8 PM - 4 AM), making it impossible for the current team to stay on and cover shifts without impacting the day-to-day business. We are able to pay you £25 per hour for normal shift work and £30 per hour for shifts inbetween 12 AM – 6 AM. Any experience working on sport events would be a huge plus - in particular Tennis tournaments.

General Summary:
The On Air Producer is responsible for following agreed procedures, meeting client expectations, and ensuring that the programming requirements are adhered to during live broadcasts.

The role involves providing direction to Ingest and Live Operators about programming needs and emergency protocol for individual live broadcasts.

You will be the main point of contact during a live broadcast for Production, and provides information and guidance, including emergency protocols.

You will also be responsible for ensuring broadcasts are recorded, when necessary, and processing the recording accordingly for any intended rerun/use of material. You will also provide support to the Supervisor, as required by business needs.


Key Responsibilities:
• Update live broadcast booking for live events.
• Execute correct procedure for the live broadcast in cooperation with Ingest Operators, Live Technical Operators, and Engineering.
• Instruct Ingest and Live Technical Operators in programming requirements, including emergency procedures.
• Liaise with Ingest Operators, Live Technical Operators, and Engineering, as well as Production during a live broadcast.
• Fulfill external client requirements, such as live odds commercial play-out.
• Update What’s On system during live broadcast and make required adjustments to maintain schedule.
• Ensure compliance with regulatory body is maintained and report any discrepancies to relevant parties.
• Control and process recordings of live broadcast.
• Report issues for follow-up and also provide any external reports required for the event.
• Maintain a high level of reliability on live broadcasts and continuously keep skills honed and up to date with business needs.
• Assist Supervisor in additional duties, as and when required.

Requirements:
• At least 1 years’ experience working in a live broadcast environment, preferably with play-out experience.
• A working knowledge of Ofcom
• Well-developed communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
• Good IT skills and What’s On experience or experience of a similar scheduling system.
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Flexibility and adaptability to different demands
• Excellent decision making skills
• Strong team player
• An interest in sports is beneficial

Metrics:
• Working across 1250+ live broadcasts per annum
• Working across 14 channels with more launches possible
• Reporting to Live Programming Manager and working in a department of 25+ people

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