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Job Introduction
BBC Sport has unrivalled multi-platform coverage of the world's major sporting events including the Football World Cup, summer and winter Olympics, 6 Nations rugby, Wimbledon and international cricket and also provides world class sports news content throughout the year to serve our audiences.

Role Responsibility
The primary purpose of the role is to be accountable for and support the IP technology that underpins our contribution and production systems across our Digital, TV and Sports News output, as part of the senior Sport Technology team.  A vital part of the role will be to ensure the safe and efficient adoption of new technologies especially the move towards more IP based equipment, to deliver audio, video and communications from venues. The successful candidate will principally be steering strategy and supplying advice and assistance to those working on location and in base about how technology can be used and deployed to best effect making the operations, better, faster, easier and more cost effective. Although based in Media City, some location work may be needed on occasion.

Are you the right candidate?
The ideal candidate will be an experienced broadcast professional, with a solid all round technical knowledge including a strong understanding of the convergence of IP and broadcast technologies. They should be able to provide an excellent level of communication and build purposeful relationships with both production...

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The ideal candidate will be an experienced broadcast professional, with a solid all round technical knowledge including a strong understanding of the convergence of IP and broadcast technologies. They should be able to provide an excellent level of communication and build purposeful relationships with both production and technology teams on current technical processes and plans across all Sport areas. They should have a good knowledge of IP and broadcast technology applicable to video and audio acquisition and production, and how this is best deployed in real world situations. They will proactively offer ideas and solutions in the development of a creative vision and editorial brief.  They will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the resource, technical and staffing implications of editorial aspirations and ensure they are aligned before productions/projects commence.  They will translate creative ideas into practical plans, considering risks and potential constraints. The successful candidate will build production relationships across the organization, establishing rapport and understanding of the agendas and priorities of others. 

The ideal candidate will recognise when to consult, seek consensus or make a decision alone.  They will make rational decisions based on logical evaluation of the relevant factors.  They will use a range of influencing techniques to achieve positive outcomes and will be able to influence at every level and gain the commitment of key players to proposed courses of action.  Maintaining productive relationships with suppliers and third parties, they will negotiate the best and fair deals for the area, adhering to BBC policies and guidelines.  They will remain calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations.

Package Description
Band: E
Contract type: 1 x Continuing
Location: MediaCity, Salford

We're happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
  • Excellent career progression - the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities  - our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC
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've read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC - whether that's to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click  here

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.



Job Sector
Media, Digital & Creative
Job Position
Postal Code
Lacon London, 84, 7th floor, Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8NL, United Kingdom Show on map
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