Satellite Broadcast (SNG) Engineer

Sydney,
Australia
Type: Permanent

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Gravity Media exists to create world-class content that inspires and excites. Our 500 people serve clients in all markets, from sport and media to news and entertainment, working all over the world from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar. We are driven by client service excellence. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

Due to continued growth, an opportunity has arisen for a Satellite Broadcast (SNG) Engineer to join our team in the Mascot warehouse in Sydney.

Role Overview

Based in Sydney, the Satellite Broadcast (SNG) Engineer will join our highly-skilled team, performing all duties of the Gravity Media Field Operations unit. This role will involve travel to destinations within Australia, or around the World, to plan and/or facilitate broadcast contribution (live or non-live) from location in accordance with job schedules.

The Satellite Broadcast (SNG) Engineer is responsible for the deployment and operation of transportable satellite uplink terminals (vehicle-based and “flyaway”), specialty camera systems, microwave link equipment and operations across the range of Gravity Media services.

Role Responsibilities

  • The deployment, operation and maintenance of technical facilities, including satellite transmission terminals (vehicle-based, fixed or “fly-away”), miniature camera systems, microwave link systems and any other associated technical facilities.
  • Provide support to all other Engineering personnel, at Gravity Media’s Head Office, Productions Centre or any other location, as required from time to time.
  • Ensure full and prompt reporting of all technical issues to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Other duties as requested by the Director Operations, Head of Operations and Operations Manager.

To be successful in this role you will have:      

  • Excellent understanding of a 24-hour live television broadcast environment.
  • Excellent understanding of television broadcast standards and terminology as related to baseband video, encoding, compression and satellite transmission/reception.
  • Study in Telecommunications or equivalent experience preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in SNG Engineering preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and work flexible schedules including 12 hour shifts across nights, holidays and weekends.
  • Fluent English speaker and able to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent customer focus.
  • Able to deal with competing demands and remain calm under pressure.
  • Commitment to solve problems quickly, efficiently and effectively.
  • Recognize early signs of difficulty and delay, and not hesitate in communicating them to Operational, Editorial and Management teams.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Keenness to operate to World’s Best Practice

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