Autocue Operator

at eNCA South Africa
Location Hyde Park, Hyde Park, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR

Description

eNCA: SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST WATCHED TV NEWS CHANNEL. eNCA is South Africa’s most trusted independent TV and online news brand. It launched on June 1st, 2008 to become the country’s first 24-hour television news service.

 

Reporting to Operations Manager.

 

The purpose of this role is to assist the Technical Director to ensure that all relevant scripts are loaded, cleaned and correctly lined up on the teleprompter to be read by the on air talent.

Job Functions    Coordinator,Editing,Operator,Technical

Industries            Broadcasting / Transmitting,Media

Specification

 

1.Scripting

  • Testing and ensuring the teleprompter is working properly and reporting any technical issues to the Technical Director or a member of the IT Department.
  • Clean up, typing and saving scripts.

 

2.Production Coordination

  • Operating the programme origination.
  • Operating the tele-prompter/Auto-Script.
  • Ensuring all stories are lined up & prompted in the correct order to correspond with broadcast.
  • Changing scripts on air or when directed to do so by editorial team or Technical Director.
  • Operating in a live studio, outside broadcast and pre-record environment.

 

3.Stakeholder Liaison

  • Receiving directives from the Technical Director.
  • Alerting the Technical Director & Assistant Programme Editor of any irregularities timeously.

 

Key Performance Indicators:

1.Testing and ensuring the teleprompter is working properly and reporting any technical issues to the Technical Director or a member of the IT Department.

2.Clean up, typing and saving scripts.

3.Ensuring all stories are prompted in the correct order to correspond with broadcast.

4.Receiving directives from the Technical Director.

5.Alerting the Technical Director of any irregularities timeously.

6.Changing scripts on air or when directed to do so.

Requirements

Education: Post Matric Qualification in Television and Film Production or similar

Languages: Business English

Experience: Minimum 1 year relevant experience

 

Specific Professional Competencies:

oGood communication skills

oMust be able to adapt to live and pre-record environments

oMust be able to work under pressure

oProactive and organized

oLateral thinker / Think on your feet

oGood problem solver / troubleshooting

oGood listener

oPerform well under pressure

oTake direction

oMust be a team player

oGood mic placement technique /understanding

oAn excellent sense of timing

oTake creative decisions, which will improve the aesthetic and technical ‘feel’ of the production

oUnderstanding of audio final mix hardware.

oKnowledge of technical broadcast specifications i.e. audio levels and quality

oHave understanding of broadcasting environment

 

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