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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 18, 2024
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    SwitchTV is to be the most influential platform for educating and empowering the youth to solve humanitarian issues in Kenya in Africa and the whole world.
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    Senior Technical Director - Studio & OB

    Responsibilities:

    • Determine, manage and coordinate the resources required to produce and direct studio/OB productions that resonate with the standards and in house style.
    • Ensure studio preparedness for all productions.
    • Liaise with creative producers on the level of creative input.
    • Direct live/recorded shows.
    • Operate all equipment in studio and on location e.g. The Vision mixer.
    • Ensure production checklists are properly up-dated and all materials required are in place by set deadlines.
    • Quality control. This includes time management, advice talent on dress code especially when using the green box, proper studio lighting, proper camera blocking, proper sound and video feeds, etc.
    • Ensure well-managed schedules for production staff including annual leave management and weekly shift management.
    • Support Switch Media in achieving its mission through the continued delivery of outstanding, innovative content, across multiple genres and platforms.
    • Any other departmental roles as may be delegated by your supervisor.

    Key Performance Indicators:

    • Attend Production & Technology planning/departmental meetings.
    • Draw-up and manage studio production schedules in consultation with other stakeholders
    • Prompt studio preparedness, one hour before any production.
    • Liaise with the producers on their products in advance before productions begin.
    • Ensure smooth studio & field operations; timely and apt studio and field setups, minimal technical errors during studio &field productions, proper handling of equipment, daily and weekly maintenance of all equipment.
    • Prompt submission of weekly reports.
    • Attend post production meetings and discuss challenges and find resolutions.
    • Carry out all converged roles seamlessly with minimal errors if any.

     Qualifications:

    • University Degree or Diploma in TV Production/Media Technology.
    • Minimum 5 years of live studio production/directing.
    • Deep familiarity with livestreams and entertainment production.
    • Knowledge of Television technology.
    • Creative mind and highly organized.
    • Team management skills.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
    • Thrive in a high-pressure environment.

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    Technical Engineer

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the installation, maintenance and operation of all broadcast-related equipment. He/she will also provide technical support in program/film, concerts and music recording, ensuring the quality of production and transmission of both audio and video.
    • Responsible for overall TV technology operation and business continuity; development, maintenance and ensuring all broadcasting and transmission equipment are operational at all times.
    • Provide workarounds in case of emergency; support ICT, Production and other clients by providing quick technical solutions.
    • Make accurate logs on faults to enable quick and accurate resolutions.
    • Regularly advise and make recommendation to the Chief Technical Officer (Studio & OB Operations) on new technologies, new solutions and equipment hence ensuring the business is technically proficient.
    • Ensure that all services required by Production & Technology clients (Sales, Marketing etc.) are delivered efficiently, on time, and without fail
    • Liaise with Technical directors & Creative Producers on live broadcasts and recordings to ensure a smooth and correct flow process as per specifications of the Production department.
    • Maintaining partner relationships with suppliers; contracts and support. 
    • Managing daily/weekly reports on the status of technology.
    • Any other departmental roles as may be delegated by your supervisor.

    Key Performance Indicators:

    • Attend Production & Technology planning/departmental meetings.
    • Ensure smooth studio & field operations; timely and apt studio and field setups, minimal technical errors during studio & field productions, proper handling of equipment by staff, daily and weekly maintenance of all equipment.
    • Ensure prompt accurate reports on the current status of the production equipment.
    • Doing research on the latest technologies to get up to date with what’s new in the market to help keep the quality of our products.
    • Ensure proper planning of equipment inventory to allow for hire by external clients.
    • Engage procurement on all technology needs while coordinating partner relationships with suppliers and contractors.

     Qualifications:

    • University Degree or Diploma in Electrical Engineering/Media Technology.
    • Minimum 3 years of TV studio engineering/operation experience in video and audio technology.
    • Familiarity with video and audio system design concept and equipment
    • Equipment setup and engineering skills
    • Must have an up-to-date knowledge of all relevant technologies in digital broadcasting production techniques including audio/video capture and distribution and IP networks.
    • Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multi task.
    • Ability to make quick decisions and to improvise if necessary
    • Must be self-driven, assertive, punctual and organized.
    • Must be able to demonstrate great planning and organization skills.

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