Chief Technical Operator(Television) - Internal Advert

Recruiter / Employer: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

The Role:
Reporting to the Principal Technical Operator, the job holder is responsible for planning and coordinating technical operation functions as well as coordinating production and post production assignments in technical operation unit.

Key Responsibilities:
• Plans and coordinates day to day running of an operation unit
• Approves bookings from user departments
• Supervises and mentors staff
• Prepares daily reports to PTO
• Prepares duty rosters and assigns specific duties to the staff in the unit
• Coordinates with officers in charge of maintenance, production, programs or news editors to ensure proper utilization of resources in the specific unit
• Participates in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the AMTS (Production)
• Liaises with user departments on optimum use of personnel and technical facilities in the unit
• Facilitates timely rigging and alignment of technical equipment for booked assignments
• Verifies quality of the final production
• Coordinates technical operators at the production or post production venue
• Implements contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted provision of services in the technical unit
• Raise requisition for consumable items in the technical operation units
• Participates in the development of the department’s budget
• Responsible for Cameras/editing equipment/transmission desks/ lighting or sound equipment in the unit.

Minimum Requirements:
Educational Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Film/Video Productions, Media Technology (Electronic Media), Media Studies OR Diploma in Studio Technical Operations, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication from a recognized institution
• Masters Degree will be an added advantage.

Professional Requirements
• Diploma in Media Technology, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication (Electronic Media) and Media studies
• Membership to a registered and regulated professional body is essential
• A high level of computer proficiency.
Minimum Experience
• At least five (5) years overall working experience (Bachelor’s degree) OR seven (7) years overall working experience (Diploma)
• At least two (2) years in a supervisory role
• Creativity and innovation
• Communication, interpersonal and technical operation skills.

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