Book and coordinate satellite transmissions worldwide, as requested by the Assignment and Interview desks.
To make best bookings i.e. well-coordinated, coming on time, less costly & via the best quality route
Liaise with assignment producers, field producers and reporters/correspondent to pull together all aspects of reports receiving and transmission such as satellite reservation and other means of communication via Internet.
Conduct field operations coordination: on site location work, client liaison, and transmission co-ordination-including running the administration/bookings and accounting side of the project
Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and bi-annual broadcast service utilization logs.
Ensure an accurate logging procedure for all assigned jobs with specific reference numbers, including pertinent information such as; location, date, reporter, slug, source of crews, editing costs, time booked, play out etc.
Arrange crewing, editing and studio facilities worldwide, utilizing MEN news bureau infrastructure and in-house facilities as well as service providers
Organize, book and route satellite feeds, finalizing satellite bookings as per Company standards / guidelines
Maintain accurate cost logs and Downlink parameters & any other feeds via internet or other means in the News Costing System and the Video lynx software
Ensure that breaking news material is delivered via satellite network on time
Maximize capacity utilization of equipment & routes
Provide efficient (high quality & low cost) production services to our international correspondents in terms of satellite bookings, camera, editing & any other production facilities as may be required.
Skills & Competencies
Bachelor’s degree in Media/ TV broadcasting.
Minimum of 4 years of work experience in Satellite Network and communication
Experience in TV Production and Broadcasting Operations.
Experience in using Software and applications used for Satellite bookings
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience in Customer Services / Coordination.
Ability to juggle and meet numerous deadlines
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal