Vacancies

OB Director

 

Location:          Regional: North, Midlands, South

Reports to:       TV Outside Broadcast Operations

Salary:              Commensurate with experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

This role will have direct responsibility for the race day output for both TV and Racecourse TV (RCTV) customers. Operationally this position will direct the camera operators, cut the race, and operate production recording systems for replays as well as graphic systems.

The director will act as primary liaison with the TV gallery who, along with engineering, will keep the TV customer gallery abreast of any racing/production issues. They will also coordinate with the racecourse marketing/on-air teams to ensure the RCTV needs are met and when appropriate with the on-course presentation teams and talent. On occasions this role may be required to operate race cameras.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of vision mixing/directing racing coverage, ideally on location
  • A good working knowledge of horse racing, owners and trainers
  • Good colour vision, attention to detail and high levels of concentration
  • Familiar with camera angles, racecourses and what can be covered
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise in high pressure environments
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Able to demonstrate tact/diplomacy with customers and other stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Appreciation of health and safety requirements on locations

Qualifications

  • Full clean driving licence and ideally HGV Class 2
  • Applicants must live within 30 minutes’ drive of one of our current operational bases either at York Racecourse for the North, Warwick Racecourse for the Midlands, or Raynes Park, SW London for the South; or be prepared to relocate.

Please email your CV to jobs@racetech.co.uk.

 

 

Broadcast Technician (Workshop)

 

Location:          Raynes Park, SW London

Reports to:       Workshop Supervisor

Salary:              £30-35k

Job Purpose

  • Active member of the workshop team in annual preventative maintenance, upkeep of equipment and vehicles
  • Deliver technical services to standards set and maintained by RaceTech and to customer requirements
  • Fault diagnose broadcast equipment
  • First line support and problem-solving to our field crews
  • Train future appointees
  • Provide engineer cover for holiday/ad-hoc and to large events in the field
  • Assist in the planning of kit allocation

Skills & Experience

  • A good grounding in broadcast engineering to a hands-on practical level; DIY skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills across the broadcasting genres
  • Working knowledge of electronic and electrical engineering (single and 3-phase); and telecommunications
  • Working knowledge of DC and vehicle principles an advantage
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations
  • Willing to travel and stay away from time to time
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good problem solving skills to rectify faults and/or establish a ‘work round’
  • Practical hands-on approach to any element of technology
  • Good organisational skills and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively
  • Willing to learn and enthusiasm to join in and work as part of the team
  • Knowledge of and ability to work to current Health and Safety requirements
  • General interest in technology and computers
  • Practical, common sense approach
  • Knowledge of horseracing helpful

Qualifications

  • Current driving licence, HGV would be an advantage
  • Any engineering or technical qualification would be considered
  • GCSE/’O’ level standard of education
  • Computer literate

For an application form, please email admin@racetech.co.uk

 

 

Trainee Engineer

Location:          Raynes Park, SW London

Reports to:       Engineering Manager

Salary:             c £22k p.a. subject to experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

Trainee Engineers will be required to fulfill a wide range of engineering tasks covering video and audio signal quality, camera racking, communications, links, rigging, testing, establishing external feeds, troubleshooting and assisting other members of the crew in a live sports Outside Broadcast (OB) environment. At base the Trainee Engineer will participate in maintenance duties, ensuring all equipment is in good working order as well as the planning and preparation of larger fixtures. Trainee Engineers will also be expected to undergo HGV driver training.

The role will also include a variety of general OB tasks, to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of all technical services to our racecourses and broadcast partners.

It is expected that the Trainee Engineer will progress to OB Engineer status after gaining suitable skills and experience.  We require applicants to be within 30 minutes’ drive of our Southern base at Raynes Park, South-West London.

Skills & Experience

  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Practical approach to problem-solving to rectify faults and/or establish a ‘work round’
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Willingness to learn and develop across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the weather
  • Adept at MS Office and Broadcast IT
  • Ideally a good working knowledge of horse racing

Qualifications

  • Degree level of education in engineering or media/broadcast or similar
  • A full clean UK driving licence preferable

For an application form, please email admin@racetech.co.uk

 

 

OB Engineer

Location:          Regional – either North, Midlands or South

Reports to:       Engineering Manager

Salary:              £40-£45k subject to experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

OB Engineers will be required to fulfill a wide range of engineering tasks on location covering video and audio signal quality, camera racking, communications, links, rigging, testing, establishing external feeds, and troubleshooting in a live sports OB environment

The OB engineer will support the Guarantee Engineer and Unit Manager on-site, and assist other members of the crew to ensure delivery of a high-quality service.  At base the OB Engineer will participate in the planning and preparation of larger fixtures. It is expected that the OB Engineer will cover Guarantee Engineers on occasions after gaining suitable experience.

Skills & Experience

  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Knowledge of HD-SDI and/or IP Broadcast systems
  • Understanding of Broadcast IT systems
  • Familiar with key broadcast systems such as camera channels, matrices, switchers etc.
  • Competent in use of electrical supply systems typically up to 63amp single phase
  • Practical approach to problem-solving to rectify faults and/or establish a ‘work round’
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Appetite for continuous learning across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting
  • Willingness to educate, develop and mentor junior/trainee engineers
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the weather
  • Adept at MS Office
  • Ideally a good working knowledge of horse racing

Qualifications

  • Degree level of education in engineering or media/broadcast or similar
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Proactive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Willingness to perform 1st line maintenance
  • Willingness to travel and to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays
  • A full clean UK driving licence preferable, HGV is desirable

For an application form, please email admin@racetech.co.uk

 

 

AUDIO/PA ENGINEER

Location:          Raynes Park, with regular travel to UK racecourses

Reports to:       Head of Project Management

Salary:               c £35k p.a. negotiable dependent on experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

RaceTech is looking for an experienced audio engineer to deliver our race day public address service, audio system design, manage audio installation projects and the maintenance of installed systems.

You will have a solid audio engineering background, applied in production and installation. The majority of systems used are based on 100V line distribution, so a good understanding of how these work is needed, as is knowledge of digital and analogue-based audio systems and experience with sound systems for emergency purposes.  Familiarity with RF systems and radio communications equipment, as well as AV experience would be an advantage. An occasional requirement will be to provide race day PA cover for major race meetings and making announcements throughout the meeting, so you must be confident with public speaking.

With a strong customer focus and excellent interpersonal skills, you will have good management skills, as you will run a team of subcontract staff who operate the racecourse sound systems on race days.

There will be extensive UK-wide travel to racecourses as well as liaison with third parties (building contractors etc.) and our own race day staff. Frequent weekend and bank holiday working will be considered normal in this role.

Skills & Experience

  • Good working knowledge of the operation of public address systems.
  • Good understanding of the technical parameters involved in audio systems design.
  • Good working knowledge of current digital signal processing (DSP)-based audio technology.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Experience of working on construction sites.
  • Confident, clear speaking voice and ability to use it in a public environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines.
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team.
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively.

Qualifications

  • Appropriate level of education in sound engineering or similar
  • A full clean UK driving licence is essential

Please send a full CV to jobs@racetech.co.uk

 

 

Trainee Camera Operator/HGV

Location:          Regional – North, Midlands or South

Reports to:       Operations

Salary:               c £25k p.a. subject to experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

As an experienced HGV driver this role will have the primary responsibility of the safe driving of the RaceTech Outside Broadcast vehicles adhering to the applicable driving regulations. Additionally, this role will be trained to operate race coverage cameras. Full training will be provided on the fundamentals of Outside Broadcasting, and the safe rigging, operation and de-rigging of race cameras along with hoist vehicles and other OB equipment.

This position will also be instrumental in rigging at larger events.

At base this position will coach other staff in the skills necessary to drive HGV vehicles and support the transport and workshop teams in the maintenance of the HGV fleet.

The role will also include a variety of general OB tasks, to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of all technical services to our racecourses and broadcast partners. Candidates with the right approach can also benefit from learning other skills, photo finish, public address and presentation cameras being a few examples.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ HGV driving
  • Good understanding of applicable driver regulations
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the elements
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines
  • Familiar with MS Office
  • Willingness to learn and develop across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting
  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Knowledge of video cameras, lenses or photography preferred
  • Ideally a good working knowledge of horse racing

Qualifications

Full clean HGV license, Class 2 Cat C minimum

For an application form to include your preferred working location, please email admin@racetech.co.uk

 

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