Playout and Distribution Controller

About the role

TVNZ is the proud owner of a state of the art Transmission facility and we're looking to add to our team of Playout and Distribution Controllers to help drive the core operations of New Zealand's most iconic television network.

Playout and Distribution Controllers manage the active processes of our linear channel playout; platform distribution monitoring; content QC; incoming/outgoing video linkages. You'll be put through your paces alongside some of the best television operators in the country. The PDC role is a key operational position responsible for the coordination and delivery of all of TVNZ's broadcast and on-demand content across a range of different communication platforms.

About you

If you're innovative, have exceptional communication and people skills, as well as capable and willing to learn, then you have a strong grounding for the Playout and Distribution Controller position. In addition, an exceptional eye for detail, quick reflexes, excellent problem solving ability and proven technical aptitude are essential for the role.

As the Playout and Distribution Controller position is core to the day to day operations at TVNZ, we are looking for someone with a proven background on the technical end of broadcasting. Experience with automation or other broadcast systems is ideal, as is a strong knowledge of media file formats. 12 months+ broadcast experience is preferred. Position is shift-based, including overnights.

About us

TVNZ is one of New Zealand's best known and most trusted brands. Every day we join over 2 million kiwis wherever and however they want to watch our content. Whether we're breaking news, starting conversations, or simply putting smiles on faces, we're all about sharing the moments that matter to New Zealanders.

Job details

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Posted on :
06 Dec 2018
Closes on :
21 Dec 2018 23:55
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Expertise :
Media Operations (P&I)
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Permanent full time
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