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Technical Runner

The Collectv

Leatherhead with potential worldwide travel




Job Title: Technical Runner
Reports to: Head of Technical Operations
Based: Leatherhead with potential worldwide travel

Job Context
The Collectv is a fully independent technical TV service provider providing systems integration, media management and support for broadcast, outside broadcast and post-production systems. Our experience spans shows such as Too Hot to Handle (Fremantle), Dated & Related (Great Scott Media), Drive To Survive (Box ToBox) for Netflix, Dancing On Ice for ITV, Darts for Sky Sports to name a few.

Job Purpose
This is an entry level operational position, where you are required to work as part of a team delivering networks of video recording servers, logging systems and edit suites to major production companies and broadcast clients around the world. Responsibilities include:

General organisation and maintenance of our warehouse
Preparing equipment for dispatch including boxing up kit into flight cases and delivering equipment to location
Collecting equipment from locations and checking them back in, stripping down and cleaning
Running errands either on location or base to support the team and our clients


Key Accountabilities:

Logistical support including delivery and shipments
To assist in the preparation of equipment, selecting equipment from a given list with all associated cables and peripherals
To assist in outside broadcast and fixed rig environments

Required Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

• Willingness to learn and develop skills across all aspects of outside broadcasting, post production and fixed rig
• Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
• Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
• Able to work across a number of concurrent projects
• Good attention to detail, diligence in work
• Drivers licence

• Some understanding of Windows, macOS and/or Linux operating systems
• Some understanding of scheduling systems
• Ingest/media management experience

Due to the nature of the position there will be the necessity for travel, both abroad and locally, so in addition to the above, the ability to be totally flexible is a key requisite of this role


The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

Analytical Thinking
Is able to identify problems, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships for problem solving with capacity to solve technical problems in a creative way

Planning and organising
Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines and resource requirements

Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements


We encourage diversity and want to make the hiring process accessible for everyone. Please flag any adjustment you may need in your application, so we can support you where appropriate.

The salary for this role is £23,800. 

Candidates are invited to apply by e-mail: katie.chamberlayne@thecollectv.com


A job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.