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6 -12 month FTC



Media Management Operator (MMO)
We are seeking a Media Management Operator (MMO) to be responsible for the acquisition, management, and transfer of all media.


Job Purpose:

Responsible for the day to day acquisition, management and transfer of all media. This includes using broadcast software applications and computer equipment in the media management areas, and handling of content across tape and various file formats.


Media Management Operations is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. MMOs work carefully planned, European Working Time Directive -compliant rota patterns to cover this. Rotas vary from one area to another dependent upon operational needs. Most areas include night-working.


Key Accountabilities:

  • To collate, ingest and manage media required by Playout, Compliance, Access Services, VOD and other clients. Working to schedules or work lists in priority order.
  • To log, prep and spot check ingested media to ensure it is ready for playout and the original technical quality of the media is not lost.
  • To ensure all associated media (metadata) such as subtitles, separate audio sources and in-vision sign language are correctly ingested onto server.
  • To check Outside Source (OS) availability and record live incoming material (e.g. studios or outside broadcasts) to server for later playout.
  • To quality check material and report faults where required, according to specific guidelines laid down by clients.
  • Under breakdown conditions, to operate all the equipment manually, including loading, cueing and playing programmes and trailers etc live to air from tape or server.
  • To repurpose media for other platforms.


  • To monitor the ingest process and respond to ingest alarms, checking data and metadata for technical compliance and integrity.
  • Check Start and End of each message, and any part information on programmes.
  • Monitor transfer of material to TX servers, and to and from the data archive, referring to and manually editing missing list as necessary.
  •  To spot technical faults and take appropriate action before playout. To constantly monitor the server output for fault conditions and take action, liaising with Line Manager and Engineering staff to correct them promptly.
  • To perform simple edits.
  • To perform studio and simple outside broadcast pre-transmission technical checks, with engineering back up as required.
  • To perform OFCOM compliant technical checks on file and tape delivered media.



Person Specification:

  • Ideally, a high level of technical skills associated with the transmission of programmes via manual and computerised systems.
  • A high level of technical aptitude gained through vocational training or experience of working in an operational area (e.g. local radio, TV, theatre).
  • An understanding of basic videotape, computer and library systems.
  • The ability to work on urgent and overlapping transmission tasks under extreme pressure, without supervision and to verbal brief.
  • A meticulous attention to detail and the ability to anticipate problems and resolve them speedily is essential.
  • A strong level of initiative.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical people, remaining calm and professional under pressure.
  • An appreciation of the specific responsibilities of engineers working within the playout areas.
  • An understanding of the role of EBMS, and demonstrable motivation for undertaking this role.
  • To be aware of all major event, emergency and disaster recovery procedures.
  • To have an understanding of appropriate Ofcom and client Guidelines.

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