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Graphics and VT Operator - Freelance

Production | Closing date:

The Graphics Operator works closely with the Screen Director during the match day programme to provide content as required.  Graphics will be supplied from ADI and in some situations from the club directly.  Live information such as team sheets, substitutions, scores, etc. will be part of standard practice.

The following skills and experience are essential: 

  • Graphics may not always come pre-prepared so a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop;
  • The main playout system is Microsoft PowerPoint; this is used to its utmost potential so knowledge of this package beyond the standard presentation;
  • Graphics Operators also double as VT Operators, so will need to follow running orders and be confident in reading timecodes to ensure correct play-out;
  • Fast creation as well as an ability to work within club branding;
  • Experience of working in a live environment; 
  • Attention to detail and performing well under pressure;
  • Excellent team working abilities. 

This is a freelance opportunity. 

 

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Highlights and Replay Operator - Freelance

Production | Closing date:

The Highlights and Replay Operator produces half time and full time match highlights as well as live replays during the game.

Essential skills and experience include:

  • An understanding of football, with the ability to pick out pivotal moments of the game to create a meaningful set of highlights;
  • Ability to react well under the pressure of a live environment;
  • Good operational knowledge of Premiere Pro, as well as the ability to handle minor issues should they arise with the system under the constraints of a live environment;
  • Ability to edit football highlights to a set duration;
  • Excellent team working abilities;
  • Experience of working in a live environment.

This is a freelance opportunity.

 

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Sports Producer

Production | Closing date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017

 

Profile Summary 

The Sports Producer is responsible for the delivery of programme content to sports clients.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To be responsible for overseeing contracts with football clubs, delivering content for web, mobile, Matchday and broadcast programmes.

  • To have the capability to manage 2-3 match day programmes for Tier A clubs. 

  • To design and develop a new Matchday programme.

  • To effectively brief and communicate jobs to editors and graphic designers in order to achieve a high quality end result.

  • To complete all required paperwork, including treatments, health and safety documentation, editorial briefs, de-briefs and storyboards, following company workflows and structure.

  • To contribute to the preparation and writing of tender documentation for creative production bids.

  • To write scripts creatively and independently.

  • To create shows/promos/spots based on input from the client and wider design team.

  • To work effectively within a small team, giving creative input and taking responsibility for individual projects.

  • To assist in the creation of internal marketing video content.

  • To work closely with the client and the production department to ensure that projects are completed and delivered on time and within agreed budgets.

  • To manage an internal project team, including chairing project and debrief meetings and ensuring customer requirements are clearly communicated to all internal stakeholders.

  • To maintain a high level of professionalism when communicating with internal and external stakeholders.

  • To seek input and consensus in order to resolve problems, meet deadlines and ensure creative goals are met.

  • To be available to work on a live Matchday in a gallery based role if required.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

 

  • Degree or equivalent in digital media, graphic design, broadcasting, radio/TV/film production or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience of working in a sports environment and a thorough understanding of, and interest in, football and a broad understanding of other sports, including Rugby League, Rugby Union and Horse Racing.

  • Excellent knowledge of PC platforms, Excel and Word.

  • Experience of working in a live studio environment.

  • Experience of filming with solid state HD cameras.

  • Experience in lighting and green screen filming.

  • Basic knowledge of MAC platforms, Compressor and DVD Studio Pro, importing, renaming and organising clips and exporting and/or encoding files in all formats and resolutions.

  • Familiar with the capability of Adobe Premier, After Effects, PowerPoint and Photoshop.

  • Familiar with both SD and HD formats.

 

Behavioural Competencies 

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to impart information verbally and in writing with a high degree of grammatical accuracy.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task effectively and handle multiple projects with strict deadlines.

  • Creative approach to problem solving, with a track record of providing innovative and effectives ideas and solutions and taking ownership for their implementation.

  • Flexible and adaptable approach to the working environment, with an ability to respond positively and enthusiastically within a fast-paced, high pressure environment.

  • Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a strong “can-do” attitude and the ability to work with limited supervision.

  • Excellent time management skills.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of the role and industry, the post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends. A more junior role of Assistant Sports Producer may be offered to a successful candidate who does not meet the required experience levels.

 

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Driver Technician (Freelance)

Screen Rentals | Closing date:

Driver Technician (Freelance)

We are looking for a Driver Technician to join our Screen Rentals Team in Preston. Responsible for transporting and providing technical assistance to our Screen Rentals vehicles at customer events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To operate screens during customer events

  • To provide live technical support before, during and after customer events

  • To install maintain and replace LED boards on the Screen Rentals vehicles

  • To provide technical support in uploading content to the screens

Essential Experience:

  • Class 1 driving licence

  • Proven track record of providing high level customer service

  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety at work, including Working at Height

  • Excellent technical understanding and the ability to grasp new products and services

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and varied employee benefits, in a positive and growing environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on high profile live events.

Please note; this role will require overnight stays across the UK. This role is a freelance role.

 

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Driver Technician

Screen Rentals | Closing date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Driver Technician 

We are looking for a Driver Technician to join our Screen Rentals Team in Preston. Responsible for transporting and providing technical assistance to our Screen Rentals vehicles at customer events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To operate screens during customer events

  • To provide live technical support before, during and after customer events

  • To install maintain and replace LED boards on the Screen Rentals vehicles

  • To provide technical support in uploading content to the screens

Essential Experience:

  • Class 1 driving licence

  • Proven track record of providing high level customer service

  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety at work, including Working at Height

  • Excellent technical understanding and the ability to grasp new products and services

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and varied employee benefits, in a positive and growing environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on high profile live events.

Please note; this role will require overnight stays across the UK.

 

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Match Day Guarantee Engineer - Freelance

Broadcast Engineering | Closing date:

 

Profile Summary 

The Match Day Guarantee Engineer is responsible for the guaranteeing Production Services to the LED within the football stadium and ensuring their presence at the stadium at the agreed call time.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Power and test local Comms at the Club.

  • Power and test Comms to ADI.

  • Switch the equipment on in the rack at the Club and conduct operational tests.

  • Test all feeds are transmitting and receiving to the relevant areas in the Club, with reference to Club specific documentation.

  • Test all feeds are transmitting and receiving to ADI’s MCR.

  • Arrange point of contact with the host broadcasting OB and ensure the connection is made in the OB compound to the installed point, with reference to Club specific documentation.

  • Check the “back up” disc/KiPro is present and is ready for use should the need to go to back up arise.

  • Conduct first line repairs and maintenance in accordance with the Club specific documentation.

  • Liaise with ADI’s MCR Engineers throughout the match as and when required and assist with any other technical requests.

  • Ensure there is content on the LED in the event of a failure on the line or fault at ADI.

  • Complete all other duties detailed on the Club specific documentation.

 

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Experience with professional audio/video equipment in a live environment, including routers, audio mixers, cameras and VTRs, etc.

  • Experience in a live video environment, which may have been gained in a live studio or OB, etc.

  • Ability to interpret schematic diagrams and cable scheduling in order to inform repairs and maintenance.

  • Experience of monitoring multiple feeds from remote facilities and routing these to their required destinations.

Behavioural Competencies 

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Flexible and adaptable approach to the working environment, with an ability to respond positively and enthusiastically within a fast-paced, high pressure environment.

  • Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a strong “can-do” attitude and the ability to work with limited supervision.

  • Strong team player.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-tasks across audio, video and IT equipment.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of the role and industry, the post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends.

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Graphic Designer/Editor

Production | Closing date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Profile Summary

The Graphic Designer/Editor will work as an integral member of the Production Team to deliver Matchday programming, highlights and other projects for clients and internal marketing collateral.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To deliver creative and innovative design work for sports programming using Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.
  • To design in 3D programmes, such as Lightwave and Cinema 4D. 
  • To create shows/promos/spots based on briefs supplied by internal and external sources.
  • To communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external stakeholders.
  • To develop a thorough understanding of projects in order to offer innovative and creative ideas that add value to the solution.
  • To work closely with the client and Production Department in order to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within agreed budgets.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in digital media, graphic design, broadcasting, radio/TV/film production or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience of working within a sports environment, with a thorough understanding of, and interest in, football.
  • Experience and knowledge of 3D software platforms such as Cinema 4D or Lightwave.
  • Key framing motion, colour and graphics - experience with keying of green screen content.
  • PC and MAC platforms.
  • Familiarity with both SD and HD formats.
  • Ability to compress videos for cross-platform delivery in all formats and resolutions.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Experience of importing, renaming and organising clips.
  • Experience in the use of transitions, effects and filters.
  • Experience of compositing with different backgrounds and images.
  • Experience of audio editing and mixing.
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro.
  • Knowledge of Compressor and DVD Studio Pro.
  • Sound experience of filming with solid state HD camera. 

 

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience in editing live content, especially football.
  • Experience in designing DVD's with menu functionality. 

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to impart information verbally and in writing with a high degree of grammatical accuracy.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task effectively, working quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrate a high level of creativity under tight deadlines, with the ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Show strong problem solving ability.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to the working environment, with an ability to respond positively and enthusiastically within a high pressure environment.
  • Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a strong "can-do" attitude and the ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Strong team focus and ability to work closely with other members of the team.

 

Additional Information

Due to the nature of the work and the industries that we work in, availability to work evenings and weekends is essential.

This vacancy may be filled ahead of the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. 

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Systems Technician

Systems Installations | Closing date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017


Profile Summary

The Systems Technician is responsible for providing LED and IT technical support to enable the installation of bespoke LED systems solutions for new customers and to provide a service and maintenance service to the existing client base.

Key Areas of Responsibility

• To operate as the project Technician on installation projects, enabling the configuration and control of the technology, as well as the ongoing operation and maintenance of hardware and software.
• To provide screen technical support in live match day environments.
• To provide technical service and maintenance support to clients, through the effective diagnosis and repair of equipment faults, troubleshooting problems and providing preventative maintenance.
• To work proactively and collaboratively with colleagues and customers in order to ensure the delivery of a successful end-to-end customer experience.
• To proactively resolve key operational issues, raising any concerns appropriately and in a timely manner.
• To install, maintain and replace a range of LED boards, including the installation of system software and data interfaces.
• To diagnose equipment faults and resolve problems ensuring that repairs are completed within agreed timescales.
• To provide on-going technical support for the installation, configuration and commissioning of technology.
• To provide engineering and technical support to ensure system compatibility in uploading content on the LED boards.
• To support the configuration of networks in order to enable video processing and multimedia content.
• To undertake all work in a safe manner, following all company and client site workplace health and safety procedures, ensuring that new hazards, incidents and accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Manager within agreed timescales.

Essential Skills and Experience

• A strong track record in electrical works, information technology or a related field.
• Experience of IT system design and installation, software and data interfaces.
• Strong knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic equipment, computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
• Strong Health and Safety track record, including Working at Height.
• Service and maintenance experience.
• Full, clean driving licence.

Desirable Skills and Experience

• Experience of video processing, multimedia content and the configuration of networks.
• Experience of the operation of equipment in a live environment.
• Experience in the installation of hardware and fibre optics.

Behavioural Competencies

• Excellent technical understanding and the ability to grasp new products and services.
• Highly self-motivated, with the ability to prioritise own workload and work to tight deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues in a cross-functional team and key client           stakeholders.
• Positive outlook and “can-do” attitude.
• Results and solution focused approach.
• Flexible attitude and the ability to respond positively to change. 

Additional Information

• This role is integral to the provision of services to clients, and the post holder will be required to work unsocial hours in order to ensure customers SLA’s and expectations are met. This may include working evening, weekends and public holidays. 


• The working pattern for this role will be a 10 day fortnight

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• Extensive travel will be an integral part of this role. 
 

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Project Manager (Systems)

Systems Installations | Closing date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join our expanding and very busy Systems Installations Team.

Based in Preston, the Project Manager (Systems) is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring LED Systems Installation projects from initiation through to completion. 

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing resources, budgets, risks and changes, ensuring on-time completion according to technical specifications and within budgeted costs.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility, Essential Skills and Behaviours

 

  • To manage the construction phase of the Systems Installation projects, including devising the site management schedule, identifying the basic requirements of the technical specification, attending site surveys, allocating budget and conducting planning meetings.

  • To conduct site surveys, including the production of a follow up report that is compliant with all regulatory bodies.

  • To maintain effective communication with the client throughout the project from the initial brief through to the commissioning of the project including the establishment of ongoing maintenance.

  • To manage the Health and Safety provision on the site throughout the duration of Systems Installations projects, including the completion of risk assessments, ensuring sub-contractors are competent and have the necessary documentation and ensuring the site complies with Health and Safety legislation.

  • Strong track record in project management and experience of managing project budgets and timescales, preferably with knowledge of MS Project or similar.

  • Electrical engineering background would be an advantage.

  • CDM 2015/2016

  • SMSTS would be preferred

  • A background of working within the construction industry, with experience gained as a Site Engineer, Foreman or Site Manager, would be preferred.

  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with the ability to deliver projects within deadlines and budgetary restrictions.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to negotiate, persuade and discuss issues with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • High standard of written communication skills, and the ability to pay attention to detail.

  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations, always focusing on the delivery of successful solutions.

In return, we offer a competitive basic salary, plus car allowance. 22 days annual leave – increasing with service, and a varied employee benefits portal. If you are looking for a new challenge, in a fast paced and lively environment – Apply Now !

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Screen Mix Director (Freelance)

Event Services - Production | Closing date:

 

ADI UK Ltd are looking to recruit Freelance Screen Mix Directors for playout of pre-match programs and in play content for the LED screens at Premiership and Championship clubs. Playout will be from ADI’s galleries at Preston.

The successful candidates will ideally have experience in Directing but it is not necessary, as full training will be provided. Experience operating in a live environment is essential, as is the ability to take control of situations, have good verbal and written communication. You must live within an hour’s travel distance to ADI’s office at Preston.

Essential knowledge of:

  • Football

  • Live broadcast vision mixing

  • Monitoring and maintaining audio levels

  • Working as part of a team

  • Ability to give clear instructions and work under pressure

  • Good communication skills via Talkback systems

  • Good time keeping skills: Working from a fixed time running order

  • Decision making skills

 

Desirable:

  • Blackmagic Design hardware and software

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Good knowledge of IT using Windows & Mac Computers

  • Microsoft Office suites

  • Video formats

 

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Network Administrator

IT | Closing date: Fri, 06 Oct 2017

Profile Summary

 

The Network Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting and managing Juniper branded routers, switches, firewalls, wireless and telecommunications infrastructure.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

 

=         To perform a wide range of network administration duties including installations, debugging, maintenance, upgrades and general       support for Juniper and WatchGuard network equipment.

=         To evaluate, test and deploy all software and hardware upgrades to the networking infrastructure.

=         To assist in the configuration and deployment of core and peripheral network devices; this will require continuous learning of new devices.

=         To proactively monitor all network devices, services and servers, using a combination of tools to ensure high availability and SLAs.

=         To review network utilisation data for capacity and planning purposes.

=         To assist in developing, implementing, testing and maintaining disaster recovery plans.

=         To manage and troubleshoot network and internet connectivity throughout the organisation.

=         To work closely with colleagues across the IT team to provide end-user support and issue resolution.

=         To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of emerging tools and technologies.

=         To research, evaluate and recommend technologies to support business requirements.

=         To create and maintain documentation for all processes and procedures.

=         To work with key stakeholders across the business to ensure the timely execution of projects.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

 

=         Back-end network skills for the development of the network infrastructure including DNS, DHCP, WINS, TCP/IP and Active Directory.

=         Proven networking skills, including knowledge of IP routing, VLANs, QoS and POE.

=         Firewall configuration (WatchGuard) and knowledge of VPN tunnelling,

=         Linux systems administration (Debian) and webserver configuration (LAMP).

=         Knowledge of Telecoms providers and configuring site to site connections.

=         Knowledge of programming languages, including C# and Python.

 

Desirable skills and experience:

 

=         Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory Network Services Installation and Administration (including Group policy, file sharing).

=         SAN configuration, provisioning and administration.

=         Exchange skills including database maintenance and backup.

 

Behavioural Competencies

 

=         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

=         A strong customer focus and the desire to deliver a high standard of service.

=         An enthusiastic and positive outlook with a “can-do” attitude and the ability to respond to change with flexibility.

=         High standard of precision, and the ability to pay attention to detail.

=         Commercial acumen.

=         The ability to remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations, always focusing on the delivery of successful solutions.

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Financial Assistant

Eleven - Finance | Closing date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017

We are looking for a Financial Assistant to join our close-knit Finance Team in Blackpool.

Eleven Sports Media is a market leader in sports sponsorship solutions, offering the largest portfolio of stadium solutions in UK sport.

The Financial Assistant will be responsible for providing support to the Financial Controller in order to ensure the smooth operation of the finance department.  You will have responsibility for a range of bookkeeping and operational tasks and activities, including collating data and recording relevant financial transactions.

Key areas of responsibility, experience and behaviours

  • Managing the Purchase Ledger, including processing, matching and reconciling purchase orders, invoices and statements, and investigating any discrepancies, as appropriate.
  • Preparing invoices for payment, and managing the administration of client contracts, including checking contracts for accuracy, raising invoices and processing customer invoices.
  • Ensuring all financial transactions are processed accurately through SAGE and other accounting systems. 
  • Verifying and processing credit card payments from SAGE Pay. 
  • Handling, processing and reconciling of petty cash, ensuring that accurate and robust records are maintained.
  • Undertaking of audit work as directed, including financial reports/accounts for year end. 
  • AAT part or full qualification
  • Excellent knowledge and practical application of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Confident and articulate telephone manner and experience of liaising with suppliers and customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of self-motivation and a strong work ethic with the ability to prioritise and organise own workload

Important Information

This is a full-time opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with an interest in starting or progressing their career in a financial environment.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, in a lively and enthusiastic environment, with ongoing training and support.

 

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