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Trainee Post Production/IT Engineer

Trainee Post Production/IT Engineer


12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full Time

Office Location: Leeds

Closing Date: Sunday 17th July 2022

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can’t get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

Business overview per Business Area:

ITV Continuing Drama is responsible for Coronation Street and Emmerdale, 2 of the world’s longest-running, most popular continuing drama series, which are enjoyed by millions of viewers in the UK and around the world. Our hard-working teams in Manchester and Leeds, UK are committed to writing, producing and acting explosive storylines that audiences love to watch, as proved by impressive ratings every week.

This role entails…

The ITV Production Training scheme is a 12 month fully paid programme for new entrants to TV. The aim is to home grow exceptional talent and give the training needed to kickstart a long and successful career in TV.

In this role you will be trained to provide technical support for Post Production and related media capture and distribution systems. You will be trained to work with production and post production creative staff to ensure continued smooth running of all operational systems. You will also learn to provide innovative solutions augmenting the use of existing equipment with cloud-based technologies. You will minimise technical downtime as a result of kit failure by instigating, installing, monitoring and maintaining alternative routes for all critical workflows. You will provide first line cover for studio operations as part of a team, where required.

You will be trained to cover the below key responsibilities:

Server management and administrative tasks.
Daily, weekly, monthly preventative maintenance tasks.
Reacting quickly and professionally to requests for repairs and replacements.
To analyse the resilience of all relevant IT systems to protect media from loss or damage.
To monitor and ensure that all technical facilities and associated areas are fit for purpose and operational.
To carry out technical rigging and de-rigging of equipment in the post facility.
To assist the Post Production Technical Supervisor and Studios Technical Manager as requested and provide service continuity for them during periods of absence.
To communicate effectively with other members of the Production Support team regarding any faults, workarounds or upgrades temporary or permanent in any technical capacity.
To manage the appropriate licensing of software, updates, plug-ins and to enhance the capabilities of the IT environments as appropriate.
To liaise with other departments (e.g., TSD, Studios and Broadcast Technology) regarding IT and Broadcast technical infrastructure and problem solving.
To ensure that new technology is understood, utilised and fully exploited.
To extend personal knowledge and experience of technical developments and to undertake appropriate training as required.
To possess and apply an awareness and knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation, policies and practices.
To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

You may be required to work long hours, evenings, weekends and public Holidays, sometimes with short notice changes to work schedules.
HND/degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering is essential. (Candidates currently studying at this level will also be considered).
General maintenance and problem-solving skills essential.
Due to the nature of technical installations and the need to assess picture and sound quality for transmission, normal colour vision and hearing are essential (or equivalent arrangements as part of a reasonable adjustment where a disability has been disclosed).
To have demonstrable experience of working within a customer focused environment.
To possess excellent organisational skills with a proven track record of delivery.
To have some awareness of up-to-date broadcast television principles and formats especially in the areas of file based media movement, delivery and storage.
To have some awareness of up-to-date technical developments across all technology areas of the business.
To have some awareness of base IT protocols, servers, Windows, MacOS, networks, switches, IP registry, LAN/WAN/SANS and associated monitoring tools.

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).

The Key role criteria is as follows:

To be able to demonstrate an understanding of non-linear media workflows. Familiarity with Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, Media Management and IT based systems would be an advantage.
Excellent overall technical knowledge.
ACSR and Avid operational knowledge would be an advantage, although relevant experience will be acknowledged.
A knowledge of scripting languages such as JavaScript or Python would be desirable.
Excellent IT Skills and understanding of networks.
Understanding of file formats, encoding and the implications of data transfer.
To recognise and embrace customer needs and identify ways of adding value to the business.
To have good interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external contacts at all levels.
To possess a proven ability to influence, persuade and communicate effectively.
To have a proven ability to work successfully both autonomously and as part of a team.
To be self-motivated with a proven ability to work within a fast moving and creative environment with the flexibility and resilience to successfully adapt to changing situations.
Able to maintain a high degree of concentration and attention to detail.
The ability to prioritise, problem solve and multi-task.
The ability to think clearly, logically and objectively in pressurised situations and make rapid accurate assessments and decisions along with identifying critical issues.
A positive can-do attitude with an ability to adapt and remain resilient under pressure.
Enthusiasm for the role/industry and an eagerness to learn.

We’re happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application & selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything… our email is Find out more here

Find out more about our benefits

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here.

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

Application Closed


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