Satellite Desk Operator

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Key Responsibilities

  • 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



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