- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
- the ability to work well with others
- broadcasting and telecommunications knowledge
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- to be flexible and open to change
- knowledge of maths
- knowledge of media production and communication
- knowledge of engineering science and technology
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Your duties could include:
- setting up studio equipment for transmission and editing
- designing and setting up audio and video circuits
- installing multimedia hardware, software and digital broadcast technology systems
- setting up and operating links between studios and outside broadcast (OB) units
- editing programmes live as they’re being transmitted or recorded
- testing and servicing equipment
- finding and repairing technical faults
You could work at a TV studio, at a film studio or in a workshop.
Your working environment may be you'll travel often and outdoors in all weathers.
With experience, you could move into management.
You could also work freelance.
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You can find out more about working in the media industry from ScreenSkills, ITV Careers and Sky.
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