Good evening everyone, today I am coming to talk to you about Broadcast Engineer according to Creative skill set.
A Broadcast Engineer works to provide picture and sound coverage of an event, either on location or in a studio. Typically, this work can include sports, music or news programs. A Broadcast Engineer will be responsible for setting up the equipment needed for transmission, as well as monitoring during production. In some circumstances, Broadcast Engineers will also be required to edit the footage on the fly, switching between cameras and adding on-screen graphics.
If on location, they would work from within an outside broadcast truck, giving them the same equipment they’d find in a television studio.
Setting up the broadcast systems and making sure they are transmitting correctly via the web, satellite or other link-up
Operating and maintaining the outside broadcast truck when on location
Operating, maintaining and managing studio equipment when in the studio
Operating camera, sound and lighting equipment where necessary
For this role, you will need to:
Understand radio and satellite transmission systems, how they operate and how to troubleshoot them in the field
Be comfortable in monitoring both sound and vision, ensuring that everything recorded is perfect for transmission
Have a location awareness that allows you to adapt your plans and practices when in new locations, sometimes around the world
Have great communication skills
Carry yourself in a professional manner
Be able to prepare yourself for any possible problem
Have excellent timekeeping, especially for news and sports broadcasts
Due to the specialized nature of Broadcast Engineering, a degree or qualification in the field will show you have the technical mind and knowledge of equipment to excel. Science and engineering qualifications are also looked upon favorably, as are Broadcast Engineering apprenticeships.
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