Channels Television job vacancy recruitment, June 21st 2013

The company was licensed in June 1993 and allocated a frequency on UHF (channel 39). It began transmission two years later under the name Channels Television and now broadcasts to a well discerning audience of over 20 million people.


Channels Television is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992.

Channels Television is seeking to recruit professionals for the positions of:


Job Title: Transmission Engineer
Location:
Channels TV, Benin Station
Job Description:

  • Ability to install, configure, test, commission and maintain microwave equipment’s of various sizes.
  • Must be able to translate mission requirements and transmission problems into solutions employing current state-of-the-art communications system equipment and software. The solutions may consist of local, satellite, wide area, fiber, cable, wireless media or some combination thereof.
  • Must have the ability to define interaction/interface between different categories of requirements and develop appropriate design to support the requirements while employing transmission systems standards and methodologies.
  • Must be able to serve as a liaison to interpret and translate various disciplines represented in contributing to the overall project, and serve as a point of contact for evaluation of problems arising from the systems nature of the task.
  • Must be able to directly interface and manage the daily activities of the master control operations.
  • Must have the ability to interface and communicate with the traffic, programming, on-air promotions and post production departmental representatives
  • Must be able to handle the pressure of a live broadcast and all typical and associated issues; last minute media deliveries, changing rundowns and play out requirements.
  • Must monitor the channel integrity and video quality. This will include real-time logging of poor quality content that makes it through the seams.
  • Must be available and able to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends and holidays as required in support of a 7 day, 24 hour, 365 day operating broadcast television production operation.
  • Must be able to assist and provide input in conjunction with troubleshooting operational and technical issues that occurs after hours.
  • Capable of accepting, understanding and logging verbal and electronic trouble and incident reports containing limited information and subsequently translating that information to a timely and full incident resolution and or correction.
  • Clear, concise effective written and verbal communication with technical and non-technical individuals.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering/Communications Engineering/Computer Engineering or; an HND Degree plus 4-6 years of relevant field and/or operational experience.
  • Relevant postgraduate and/or professional qualifications/certifications will be an added advantage Must have knowledge and experience in IT.
Job Title: Eng Editors (Electronic News Gathering)
Location: Channels TV, Benin Station
Requirements:
  • Familiarity with all aspects of electronic news gathering/production/editing
  • Will be responsible for all sound and lighting work including live remotes and handling microphones, boom, wireless plus portable mixers.
  • Must be familiar with editing and feeding Studio Camera and control room audio
Will operate video recording equipment
  • Familiarity with live broadcast production including studio camera, control room, audio, and remote production working with stellite and microwave vehicles.
Familiarity with all aspects of field video, audio and lighting
  • Must have experience as a Motion Graphics Editor
  • Must be able to use Video Editing Suites, Final Cut Pro (FCP), Adobe Suites (Premier, Aftereffects, etc.)
  • Some 3D knowledge is a plus (3d Max, Cinema 4D, etc.)
  • Must have experience with Newtek Tricaster, live production equipment and streaming and encoding solutions
  • Experience with Newtek Tricaster, live production equipment and streaming and encoding solutions is preferred.
  • Technical support/training certifications from Avid and/or Apple would be a plus.
Qualifications/Skills:
  • BSc. Electronics Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering,
  • University degree in an associated field.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years work experience in this field.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in IT.
  • Must be experienced in broadcast television, cable programmer and network.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends and holidays to support the 24×7 on-air broadcasts
  • Technical support/training certifications from Avid and/or Apple is a plus.
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Channels TV, Benin Station
Requirements:
  • To support and maintain a range of broadcast and IT equipment, to provide technical advice and expertise to operational and programme activities in Channels Television.
  • Maintain broadcast automation systems for the studio and automatic transmission systems for the transmitter plant.
  • Maintain technical equipment and systems to the required safety and technical standards with minimum disruption to operational activities.
  • Maintain, sets up and operates remote production facilities, to include all engineering activities associated with remote television productions.
  • To test and align new equipment’s prior to installation in broadcast facility.
  • Maintain and set up transmission equipment for broadcast and point-to-point microwave links.
  • Knowledge of broadcast rules and regulations (NBC).
  • Knowledge in maintenance, usage, and design of technical broadcast equipment.
  • To interpret and diagnose technical problems from a range of sources.
  • To create and maintain asset records and technical documents.
  • To provide input, advice to technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels.
  • To provide input, advice and feedback on the suitability, sustainability and use of new products and processes.

Qualifications/Skills Required:
  • BSc. in Electronics, Broadcasting or related field AND two years experience in broadcast engineering which includes equipment, repair and installation; OR,
  • Four years experience in broadcast engineering which includes equipment, repair and installation; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Must have the ability to act quickly and pragmatically under pressure to priorities and resolve technical faults and problems.
  • Must have the ability to simplify and systematically analyze and evaluate technical problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a range of people at different web of the organization and explain and discuss technical issues using a range of styles, tools and techniques.
  • Ability to access and advice on the technical quality of vision, audio and data in line with Channels TV guidelines.
  • Ability to carry out first line support to all Channels TV areas concerning contribution and distribution feeds.
  • Ability to produce reports, spreadsheets and system diagrams with appropriate software packages.
  • An understanding of television, transmitters on the associated transmission and carrier systems in an HD environment.
  • To monitor and control the central equipment management system.
  • To perform audio, video, RF circuit performance checks and measurements.
  • Optimum Utilization of satellite resources time efficient spectrum planning for analog and digital services.
  • Design, integration of relevant sub systems installation and commissioning of analog and digital satellite uplink system for distribution and contribution of signals.
  • Design and integrate sub systems and build compact satellite uplink based on state of the art digital technical.
  • Advice on augmenting capacity to meet future transmission required especially in satellite networking using digital video compression.
  • Service for broadcast network ranging from key provision and operation.
  • Must be able to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends and holidays to support the 24×7 on-air broadcasts.
Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Location:
Channels TV, Benin Station
Requirements:
  • An Electrical or Electronics Engineer, with the knowledge and experience of working in the broadcast media industry.
  • An Engineer with extensive practical experience of installation, repairs and maintenance of broadcast equipment’s.
  • The Engineer must also have a strong background in electrical and electronic equipment’s being used across the broadcast industry.
  • This position will require the Engineer to have the ability for installing broadcast equipment’s, broad skills in trouble shooting and repairing faulty ones and very good background in setting up and managing maintenance schedule that ensures asset last long and are efficient throughout lifespan.
  • Be familiar with regulations related to electrical installations and maintenance.
  • Ensure that all installations and maintenance are carried out efficiently and to a safe standard.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in any of the following:
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering,
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Must have a minimum of 4-6 years core IT experience
  • Membership of NSE and COREN registration or similar professional body would be an advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years post NYSC experience
  • Must be able to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends and holidays to support the 24×7 on-air broadcasts.

Job Title: Audio Mixer/Sound Engineer
Location:
Channels TV, Benin Station
Requirements:
  • Must be proficient with different types of recording media, such as analog tape, digital multi-track recorders and workstations, and computer knowledge.
  • Ability to operate sound equipment needed for recording, mixing or other audio.
  • Ability to add in sound effects, adjust the volume and maintain excellent sound quality throughout a broadcast.
  • Will be responsible for performing all on-air operations to include recording, downloading, uploading and editing of all on-air programming and commercial material in a live news programme.
  • Operate all control room equipment associated with a typical live news programme.
  • Monitor and maintain the quality, continuity and availability of multiple networks and distribution channels in a live and non-live environment.
  • Monitors video/audio quality and signal availability using waveform monitors, meters and other test and monitoring equipment
  • Perform Master Control on-air operations activities
  • Capture and encoding of content related to on-air schedules.
  • Assists media operations group in the recording and storage of content feeds
Qualifications:
  • BSc. Engineering/HND in any Engineering Discipline
  • BSc. Sound Engineering or equivalent
  • BSc. Audio Production and/or experience in Audio Production
  • Must have knowledge and experience in IT plus 4-6 years of relevant field and/or operational experience.
  • Must be experienced in broadcast television, cable programmer and network.
  • Must be able to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends and holidays to support the 24×7 on-air broadcasts.
Job Title: VTR and Vision Mixing Operator, Master Control (MCR)
Location:
Lagos
Job Description:
  • The Master Control Operator will be responsible for performing all on-air operations to include but not limited to recording, downloading, uploading and editing of all on-air programming and commercial material in a live news programme.
  • Operate all control room equipment associated with a typical live news programme .
  • Monitor and maintain the quality, continuity and availability of multiple networks and distribution channels in a live and non-live environment.
  • Monitors video and audio quality and signal availability using waveform monitors, meters and other test and monitoring equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain sports, news programmes and associated database for on-air.
  • Maintains programmes and break continuity.
  • Operate on-air branding and news.
  • Capture and encoding of content related to on-air schedules.
  • Assists media operations group in the recording and storage of content feeds.
  • Manages deployment and retrieval of playlists and as-run files, and monitors commercial insertion system.
  • Integrates live and previously recorded program content with commercial and promotional spots.

Qualifications/Skills Required:
  • Must have a College Diploma or University Degree in an associated field.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years work experience in this field.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in IT.
  • Must be experienced in television broadcast, cable programming and network.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Must be proficient with computers and MS office software.
  • Must be able to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends and holidays to support the 24×7 on-air broadcasts
Eligible candidates applying for this position must be able to live and work in Benin, Edo State Nigeria for a minimum fixed term of one year or more.

Remuneration
Salary and Benefits: Negotiable

Method of Application
Interested candidates should send your Curriculum Vitae and application letter to jobs@channelstv.com



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