BBC Jobs 2023 – Technical Operator

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About the job

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal broadcasts over 90 hours per week of topical, music, feature, news and sport programming in the Gaelic language. The station operates primarily from two studio bases in Inverness and Stornoway.

The Technical Operator will provide operational and clerical support for all radio programmes based in Stornoway and they will occasionally support Inverness-based programmes. Fluency and literacy in the Gidhlig language is essential.

Tha BBC Radio nan Gidheal a craoladh 90 uair a thde gach seachdain de phrgraman topaigeach, ciil, aithriseach, naidheachd is sprs ann an Gidhlig. S ann an Inbhir Nis agus an Sternabhagh a tha na promh ionadan craolaidh.

Bheir an Obraiche Teicnigeach taic teicnigeach agus clireil airson nam prgraman ridio a tha dhan craoladh Sternabhagh agus bho m gu am bheir iad taic do phrgraman Inbhir Nis. Feumaidh tu a bhith fileanta anns a Ghidhlig airson na h-obrach.

Role Responsibility

  • Responsible for all sound operation of digital broadcast desks, including live transmission and recording of speech and music, both in studio and from outside locations, including basic editing
  • Responsible for handling problems encountered with live transmissions, taking account of editorial priorities and availability of resources often in high pressure situations.
  • Carry out the necessary planning to ensure that all required facilities and arrangements are available in the studio (and where appropriate for outside).
  • Transferring files and uploading broadcast material using current audio file types and protocols.
  • Fully and accurately capturing and managing metadata in line with BBC guidelines and policies.
  • Ensuring post-production documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Booking and coordinating production facilities
  • Collaborating with producers, contributors and CTA to ensure that, by working together, we achieve the best possible results.

Bidh uallach ort airson fuaim, ag obrachadh le deascaichean didseatach craolaidh a gabhail a-steach craoladh be agus a clradh cmhradh agus cel, gach cuid sa stiidio agus bho lraichean eile, agus gearradh.

Uallach airson trioblaidean a nochdas ann a suidheachadh craolaidh be, a gabhail a-steach promhachasan deasachaidh agus na goireasan a tha ri fhaighinn, uaireannan ann an suidheachaidhean iginneach.

Planadh airson a bhith cinnteach gu bheil a h-uile cil a tha a dhth air prgram a chur air an adhar agad, gach cuid sa stiidio agus a-muigh.

A luchdachadh faidhlichean agus stuthan craolaidh, a cleachdadh na prtacalan a tha dhth.

A clradh gu mionaideach fiosrachadh craolaidh, a cleachdadh modhan agus poileasaidhean a BhBC.

A danamh cinnteach gu bheil obair pipear air a choilionadh gu mionaideach agus ann an m.

A cur air digh agus a co-rdanachadh goireasan craolaidh.

Ag obrachadh cmhla ri riochdairean, com-pirtichean phrgraman agus CTA airson a bhith cinnteach gu soirbhich leinn san obair.

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role you must speak, read and write fluently in Gaelic.

You should be prepared to embrace a learning environment, be eager to seek out opportunities to expand knowledge and experience of the TO role through formal training and other opportunities.

You must be an excellent communicator and team player with the ability to anticipate the requirements of programme-makers.

Full training will be provided with all levels of experience being considered.

Airson a bhith soirbheachail san obair seo feumaidh tu a bhith fileanta sa Ghidhlig a thaobh cmhradh, sgrobhadh agus leughadh.

Bu chir dhut a bhith denach obrachadh ann an rainneachd ionnsachaidh agus an cothrom a ghabhail air d elas a leudachadh san obair tro thranadh foirmeil agus tro dhighean eile.

Feumaidh tu a bhith math air conaltradh, air a bhith nad bhall de sgioba agus air a bhith tuigseach a thaobh na tha a dhth riochdairean.

Theid an taic tranadh a tha a dhth a thoirt seachad.

Package Description

Band: B

Contract: Fixed Term Full Time

Location: Stornoway

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract. You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and will also need permission from your line manager. You can find out more on our attachments page.

Were 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 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

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