Position at Al Jazeera Media Network
The Senior Specialist Satellite Desk is responsible to manage and coordinate all transmissions for News and Programs. All bookings via satellite, IP, fiber, streaming etc.
for live on-air production using a professional resource management and scheduling system.
You will also coordinate with relevant internal and external parties to ensure the smooth incoming of news feeds.
Specific Responsibilities :
Receive and execute satellite booking requests from News editors, Interview and Program producers & coordinating with field crew & bureaus to ease flow of incoming news footage
Decide on the best route possible for news stories, interviews or live location feeds through satellite / fiber optic network / IP Network
Deploy SNG and ENG crews & book broadcast facilities worldwide as and when required
Log all transmissions ( Live, pre rec, Bgan, tape etc.) in resource management and scheduling system, entering onsite coordination information, technical specifications and costs
Communicate with other network satellite desks to optimize usage of resources
Communicate with Newsdesk, MCR, Ingest on any transmission changes & cost update
Trouble shoot in case of extension, cancellation, transmission failure
Negotiate and monitor provider’s rates
You will have :
Minimum 5 years’ experience in satellite booking role
Knowledge in satellite / fiber / IP Networks / international media providers
Knowledge in broadcasting industry / 24h news environment
Knowledge in scheduling system