Satellite Broadcast (SNG) Engineer

Type: Permanent



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.

This is a full-time role based in Mascot.


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 our Mascot office in Sydney.


We use the collective power of our people and resources to capture, craft and create – putting our clients at the centre of our universe. We are expert, innovative and reliable; a guiding force in a complex world. It’s what we bring together that sets us apart.


  • 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.  


  • 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


Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, formed by the coming together of four established broadcast and production houses. Operating across six countries worldwide, with a team of over 500 people, we’re always on the lookout for great new talent. Our teams come from all walks of life but have one thing in common: a passion for the industry and a dedication to customer service. So, if you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career in broadcast and entertainment, we’d love to talk to you.

Gravity Media is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.