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Connectivity Exec 

CS&D

Leeds 

Permanent 

Closing date: 02/12/2021

 

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

 

Business overview per Business Area:

In a nutshell, we’re the backbone of ITV and are responsible for getting our programmes to air or on to our platforms correctly with all the right metadata, audio and video and access services. Our mission is to improve our on-air performance and reduce issues, continuously evolving to support our growth and successfully delivering our content wherever required.

 

What the role entails…

As a Connectivity Executive you will co-ordinate, plan and manage the delivery of live or as-live programming for transmission across our family of channels and the ITV Hub. You will work closely with other ITV teams as well as external suppliers and production teams so we are looking for someone who can build good work relationships. High attention to detail is required and you must ensure that all producers of live or as-live material adhere to the ITV Technical Standards for Delivery of Programmes

 

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

  • Ability to work accurately and methodically to tight deadlines.

  • Willingness to support and cover for other team members during busy periods or to cover absence.

  • Adaptable and have the ability to embrace changing working practices and new systems.

  • Willingness to challenge established procedures, identify and offer suggestions for improvement.

  • Experience of email and basic Microsoft Office and/or Google docs packages.

  • A qualification in Media is desirable but not essential.

  • Real passion for ITV and our values; what we do and how we do it.

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

(minimum criteria above)

 

The Key role criteria is as follows:

  • Responsible for booking all circuits on Mega-Net (ITV’s playout network) for transmission purposes. Helping other users of Mega-Net (ITV newsrooms, STV, ITN and ITV suppliers) with bookings and troubleshooting where required.

  • Co-ordinating the availability of resources used for live programming across ITV and our playout provider, including circuit local ends, satellite dishes, talkback systems, etc

  • Creating booking sheets and schematic diagrams for all live and as-live programming to show the route from source to playout, circuits / satellites involved, timings and contact details for all parties involved.

  • Ensure that Producers of live programming are aware of and compliant with ITV’s technical requirements.

  • Liaising between ITV departments, playout suppliers and production companies as required.

  • Reporting outages, incidents and problems with Mega-Net to BT.

  • Support the Connectivity Manager on reporting Mega-Net usage, documentation produced, programmes broadcast and other information as required.

  • Maintaining the Connectivity tracking Tool with up-to-date information on all live Programmes.

  • Ensure that ITV’s playout suppliers are confident that they have the information required to carry out a live broadcast.

  • Arranging off-air recordings of live programmes where needed for repeat playout.

  • ​​Investigating incidents affecting live programming with the relevant suppliers and teams to ensure remedial actions are taken to avoid repeat incidents.

  • Assisting with supplier management where needed and ensuring that relevant suppliers follow the correct ITV processes for change, risk, problem and incident management.

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is talkingcareers@itv.com. Find out more here

 

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

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