eTV: Media Room Co-ordinator

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19 Sep, 2013

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Media Jobs in South Africa

Reporting to the GM Technical Operations, your key performance areas will include:

  • Manage and control incoming and outgoing workflow
  • Record and/or digitise material from tape (including spot and batch digitising) or router (local and international feeds)
  • Transfer material into or out of server or from tape to tape, black and burst tapes
  • Responsible for quality control of transfers and feeds
  • Responsible for the correct marking of tapes/slates
  • Take decisions with regard to certain visuals and to feed information through to the bulletin editor. e.g. “breaking stories” and live events
  • Liaise with video editors, production managers and archivist
  • Keep a structured log of all the feeds/workflow – with the correct  descriptions as per ID codes
  • Take local and international feeds and digitising simultaneously if the need should arise
  • Liaise with service provider or feed manager e.g. with CNN and Reuters or any other
  • Set up and coordinate incoming and outgoing feeds both locally and internationally


  • Well organised (methodical) and disciplined
  • Able to work under pressure – multi task
  • Able to take direction
  • Able to work with crew and editorial staff
  • Able to work in a digital environment
  • Follow any instructions issued by the Head of Operations and or person delegated to do so.  These may be standard or ad hoc instruction
  • Understanding of role players
  • Good Computer literacy and a good understanding of file structures
  • Able to troubleshoot
  • Good knowledge of sound and video signal
  • Able to work in a live and pre-record environment
  • Have understanding of broadcasting environment
  • Have understanding of shot descriptions
  • Have an Interest in Journalism
  • Understand language of television
  • Knowledge of nonlinear and linear equipment – being able to record the feeds as they come through
  • Basic knowledge of Satellite infrastructure
  • Basic knowledge of File based delivery



  • The successful candidate will be required to work irregular hours including weekends and public holidays.

If you possess the criteria and qualifications as stated, please send your application form  together with a detailed CV and letter of motivation to [email protected]

Closing Date: 30 September 2013.
Only shortlisted applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted.  If you have not received a response 14 days after the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful

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