Technical Operator

  • Làn-ùine / Full-time
  • BBC Scotland, Inverness
  • Posted 10 months ago
  • Tha seo dùinte do thagraichean ùra / Applications have closed
  • Tuarastal / Salary: Band B
  • Cùmhnant / Contract: Fixed term - Full time
  • Gàidhlig / Gaelic: Na bhuannachd / Desirable

Job Introduction

This is a hugely exciting time for BBC Naidheachdan as we move our TV news gallery from Glasgow to Inverness and look to expand out output. Our flagship TV programme, An Là covers local, national and international news for BBC ALBA. As well as regular bulletins throughout the day on Radio nan Gaidheal, we produce a morning and evening drive-time show, Aithris na Maidne and Aithris an Fheasgair.

The Technical Operators will be core to supporting our production and newsgathering teams.

Role Responsibility

We are looking to bring on board three technical operators to support Gaelic news output in Inverness. These are key roles in the success of bringing the main television news gallery to our Inverness base in the production of An Là. Your remit may include, but no be limited to: vision mixing, straightforward lighting, technical operation, camera operations, radio, online and general newsgathering support. You will support your colleagues, particularly the more senior members of the technical operations team.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have an aptitude for technical operations – be confident in operating and reacting to problems with kit, software and equipment. This role involves a large degree of flexibility and resilience which will come as second nature to you. As you will be working closely with the news production team, you will be able to communicate clearly and assertively and respect demands of working in a fast-moving environment. Ideally you will be a fluent Gaelic speaker although we will consider candidates without the language skills.

Package Description

Title: Technical Operator
Department: BBC Naidheachdan – Gaelic News
Base: Inverness
Grade: 5D – Proposed Band B

We are a diverse organisation and have much to be proud of, but we are also challenging ourselves to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion is hardwired into everything we do.

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About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.  You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strong encourages applications from under-represented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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