South Africa

Technical Director

Company eNCA
Reference # eNCA124
Published 28/09/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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 Technical Operations Manager.

The incumbent is responsible for directing and vision mixing live and pre-recorded productions.

•Ensuring equipment is ready and technical checks are completed.
•Ensure that programs conform to station policies and regulations.
•Operate equipment to produce programs or broadcast live programs from remote location.
•Liaise with Operations Manager in order to formulate and maintain standard operating procedures.
•Act as liaison between engineering and technical operations to report equipment failure.
•Responding to equipment failure and finding work around solutions
•Assist with training the crew when using equipment such as switchers, cameras, monitors, microphones, lighting etc.

2.Vision Mixing
•Check desk to see if everything is working and all relevant elements is loaded for production, if any irregularity is found report to engineering.
•Select required images and ensure a smooth transition between shots which involves 'cutting', 'mixing' and 'wiping'
•Monitor different media/ visual sources, i.e. pictures from several cameras, digital video effects, and graphics and outside broadcast materials.
•Ensure vision mixing follows correct broadcast standards
•Ensure that all the key elements i.e. crawlers and lower thirds units are setup correctly
•Setup DVE elements as per production/show requirements

•Manage the technical crew during live and pre-recorded productions
•Manage freelance staff during live and pre-recorded productions
•Ensure that the crew maintains safe and responsible handling of the equipment

Key Performance Indicators:
1.Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
2.Communicating with the HOD, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to the HOD, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
3.Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
4.Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates -- Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
5.Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
6.Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
7.Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
8.Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

Job Functions Operations,Supervisor,Technical
Industries Broadcasting / Transmitting,Media
Education: Matric – Diploma/Degree in Film and Television
Languages: Business English
Experience: Minimum of 5 year relevant experience

Specific Professional Competencies:
•Good communication skills
•Must be able to work in live and pre-record environment
•Must be able to work under pressure
•Proactive and organized
•Well organised (methodical) and disciplined
•Must have attention to detail
•Able to work under pressure - multi task
•Able to take direction
•Able to work with crew and editorial staff
•Able to work in a digital environment
•Follow any instructions issued by the Head of Operations and or person delegated to do so. These may be standard or ad hoc instruction
•Understanding of role players
•Good Computer literacy and a good understanding of file structures
•Able to troubleshoot
•Good knowledge of sound and video signal
•Able to work in a live and pre-record environment
•Have understanding of broadcasting environment
Job Closing Date 05/10/2020
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