Media Operator

  • Full Time
  • Leeds

Website Prime Focus Technologies UK Limited

Managing the Business of Content

Are you a talented, experienced media or VOD operator looking for a new opportunity? Or are you looking for your first role in the exciting and diverse world of broadcast and online media?

If so, and you think you’d enjoy working on a wide variety of fantastic Channel 4 content, then we would love to hear from you.

What do PFT UK do?

Our Channel 4 team in PFT Leeds look after all Channel 4 content, from Father Ted to Bake Off, from Googlebox to live streamed Formula 1®, and all the bits in between. We review and quality check all content to meet Channel 4’s exceptional standards. And that’s where our fantastic media operator team truly comes in to their own, working around the clock to ensure that we deliver a seamless service to Channel 4 and its audience.

Media Operators

Our media operators work on all Channel 4 content – whether it’s contemporary programmes like Taskmaster and Hollyoaks, boxsets for VOD, movies for Film4, or even the commercials and promos, it all needs reviewing and quality checking against a range of DPP broadcast standards. The media operators remaster material and repair issues, recording all information accurately on systems that can be accessed by Channel 4, and by our playout partners, or by the many production houses who supply programmes to Channel 4.

The team also monitor all online streaming, ensuring that live programmes can be watched On Demand and that if you have missed an episode of your favourite show, it is available on All4.

What do I need?

A keen interest in the aims and output of Channel 4
Expertise with Adobe Premiere or similar
Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
A positive, proactive and flexible approach

What will I learn?

An understanding and experience of working in media operations
Demonstrable knowledge of video and audio formats, codecs and standards
Ability to interpret waveform monitors and audio metering for signal analysis
Knowledge of common file formats and common video and audio defects
Knowledge of UK DPP QC standards and the ITU-R 5-point scale
Ability to remaster content and repair QC defects
Experience of handling physical video tape.

So if you have a keen interest in Channel 4, a knowledge of adobe premiere, enthusiasm, and a desire to learn, then email us at telling us why you’d like to be a part of our team and enclosing your CV.

Ways of Working:

There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and this is one of them so your role would be based in our central Leeds studio. And as Channel 4 is on all day every day, then so are we. If you like to be part of a busy team and like a varied working pattern, this could suit you well.

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