Career outlook for broadcast engineer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would set up and operate the equipment to make sure TV and radio broadcasts go out to viewers and listeners at the right time.
You’d make sure that they can enjoy the programmes without any technical faults or interruptions and fix problems quickly if something goes wrong.
You might work on studio and outside broadcasts (OBs), post-production operations, and new media such as interactive TV and webcasts.
You might be directly involved in broadcasting programmes or you might focus on servicing the equipment.
- Set up studio equipment for transmission and editing
- Design and set up audio and video circuits
- Install multimedia hardware, software and other digital broadcast technology systems
- Set up and operate links between studios and OB units
- Do vision mixing, which means editing programmes live as they are being transmitted or recorded
- Test and service equipment
- Find and repair technical faults as quickly as possible, with minimum loss of service
You would work as part of a team that can also include producers, studio managers and presenters.
Working with electrical equipment, you’d need to have a good awareness of health and safety in the workplace.
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- Working with technology
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