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 Senior MCR Engineer

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The title 

 Senior MCR Engineer

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 23/12/21

Closing date

 

 23/02/22

 

 

 

Purpose:

 

As a Senior MCR Engineer you should ensure that the Alaraby channels are ON AIR without interruption minimizing loss of broadcast services at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods to restore them. You will be also responsible for managing the successful delivery for scheduled production and transmission services. Day to day duties will focus on the acquisition of live feeds and recorded media via Satellite, Fibre and IP technology. You should be able to manage the loading of multiple traffic strands on the Alaraby fibre and Satellite network and ensures the operational stability for the delivery of both, Alaraby channel to viewers and contribution incoming to the station.

 

Demonstrable skills in broadcast equipment and technologies including several or all of the following:

  • SAT farm, IF routing & control system; Downlink and uplink chain
  • SNG and ENG equipment, point-to-point video links and 3G/4G cellular IP streaming from the field
  • Video Routers, Multi viewers and Glue items
  • Talkback; KVM system

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage Control of the channel Off Air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively manage Feeds/transmissions via Satellite, Fibre and 3G-4G cellular devises such as TVU making sure the quality is up to Alaraby TV standards
  • Minimize troubleshooting time to the minimum to avoid any failure or delay
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
  • Make sure follows up on all technical or operational issues in the booking system observed during transmissions
  • Escalating technical issues to relevant support unit as well as to external providers
  • Make sure all IPDs and steerable antennas are set up to the required satellites
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
  • Ensuring successful delivery of scheduled transmissions resolving any troubleshoot if any crisis occurs to the service

 

Positive attitude, flexibility, team leading approach and skills. Effectively plan, priorities and co-ordinate the activities. Train and mentor technicians and fellow engineers.

 

Proficiency in maintaining the systems documentation library.

 

Ability to work under pressure in a live news environment and availability to work on-call as needed, including evenings, overnights and weekends.

 

Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Telecommunication/Broadcast/Computer Engineering or relevant practical experience 
  • 6 years of professional experience in Master Control Rooms and relevant equipment's operation, maintenance and support
  • Comprehensive understanding of a live 24-hour broadcast environment
  • In depth understanding of broadcasting standards including 3G-SDI, HDSDI 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC 525 and Relevant measurement tools
  • Consciousness of the IT and Broadcast convergence
  • Understanding of Broadcast media server workflows – Ingest – Transcoding – Video Compression
  • IP networks (TCP/IP, FTP, UDP, Streaming and Store and Forward)
  • English Language , Arabic is a plus

 

Full Time Position

MCR Technician

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The title 

 MCR Technician

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 23/12/21

Closing date

 

 23/02/22

 

 

 

Purpose:

As an MCR Technician, you should ensure that the Alaraby channels are ON AIR without interruption minimizing loss of broadcast services at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods to restore them. You will be also responsible for managing the successful delivery for scheduled production and transmission of video signals to concerned parties. Day to day duties will focus on the acquisition of live feeds and recorded media via Satellite, Fibre and IP technology. You should ensure the operational stability for the delivery of both, Alaraby channel to viewers and the contribution incoming to the station.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage Control of the channel Off Air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively receive and record contribution feeds (Live 2way / Tape feed) and Live programs via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre and 3G-4G cellular devices such as TVU
  • Make sure the quality of the transmission is up to Alaraby TV standards
  • Maintaining the quality of receiving feeds according to Alaraby’s quality standards
  • Minimize troubleshooting time to the minimum to avoid any failure or delay
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
  • Reacting to MCR system failures in an appropriate manner and minimise troubleshooting time to avoid any failures or delays, prioritising response according to the transmission and business criticality with assistance from MCR engineers
  • Monitoring the receiving tape feeds and live programmes
  • Make sure follows up and reports clearly in the booking system on all technical or operational issues observed during transmissions
  • Performing routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment, and reporting to seniors with the outcome
  • Escalating technical issues to relevant support units as well as to external providers
  • Make sure all IPDs and steerable antennas are set up to the required satellites
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
  • Ensuring successful delivery of scheduled transmissions resolving any troubleshoot if any crisis occurs to the service
  • Clearly reporting all technical or operational issues observed during transmissions
  • Clearly fill regular reports for Handover mentioning incidents, changes to workflow and anything needs follow up, etc.

Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Telecommunication/Broadcast/Computer Engineering or relevant practical experience 
  • Understanding of a live 24-hour broadcast environment
  • The consciousness of the IT and Broadcast convergence
  • Understanding of IP networks and Video Compression
  • A keen interest in broadcast technology, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn
  • A positive attitude, flexibility, team working
  • Ability to work without supervision and to handle responsibility working under pressure in a live news environment
  • Availability to work on-call as needed, including evenings, overnights and weekends
  • English Language , Arabic is a plus.
Full Time Position

 MCR Engineer

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

The title 

 MCR Engineer

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 23/12/21

Closing date

 

 23/02/22

 

 

 

Purpose:

 

As an MCR Engineer, you should ensure that the Alaraby channels are ON AIR without interruption minimizing loss of broadcast services at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods to restore them. You will be also responsible for managing the successful delivery of scheduled production and transmission services. Day to day duties will focus on the acquisition of live feeds and recorded media via Satellite, Fibre and IP technology. You should be able to manage the loading of multiple traffic strands on the Alaraby fibre and Satellite network and ensure the operational stability for the delivery of both, Alaraby channel to viewers and contributions incoming to the station.

Demonstrable skills in broadcast equipment and technologies including several or all of the following:

  • SAT farm, IF routing & control system; Downlink and uplink chain
  • SNG and ENG equipment, point-to-point video links and 3G/4G cellular IP streaming from the field
  • Video Routers, Multiviewers and Glue items
  • Talkback; KVM system

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage Control of the channel Off Air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively manage Feeds/transmissions via Satellite, Fibre and 3G-4G cellular devices such as TVU making sure the quality is up to Alaraby TV standards
  • Minimize troubleshooting time to the minimum to avoid any failure or delay
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
  • Make sure to follow up on all technical or operational issues in the booking system observed during transmissions
  • Escalating technical issues to relevant support units as well as to external providers
  • Make sure all IPDs and steerable antennas are set up to the required satellites
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
  • Ensuring successful delivery of scheduled transmissions resolving any troubleshoot if any crisis occurs to the service

Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Telecommunication/Broadcast/Computer Engineering or relevant practical experience 
  • 3 years of professional experience in Master Control Rooms and relevant equipment's operation, maintenance and support
  • Comprehensive understanding of a live 24-hour broadcast environment
  • Understanding of broadcasting standards including 3G-SDI, HDSDI 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC 525 and Relevant measurement tools
  • The consciousness of the IT and Broadcast convergence
  • Understanding of Broadcast media server workflows – Ingest – Transcoding – Video Compression
  • IP networks (TCP/IP, FTP, UDP, Streaming and Store and Forward)
  • Ability to work under pressure in a live news environment and available to work on-call as needed, including evenings, overnights and weekends
  • Proficiency in maintaining the systems documentation library
  • English Language , Arabic is a plus

 

Full Time Position

 Senior Broadcast Motion Designer

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

The title 

 Senior Broadcast Motion Designer

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 23/12/21

Closing date

 

 23/02/22

 

 

Purpose:

Motion Designers create animated 2D and 3D images. Artists use video and animation to give the impression of action through changing images. Media outputs include online ads, television, digital signage/out of home, film, broadcast titles, movie trailers, virals, music videos, video signage, and content for mobile devices.

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for the creative process at different stages. These include conceptualisation, storyboarding, animating and editing.
  • Supporting the Creative Lead in the delivery of a number of projects, such as motion tracking, animations and promos.
  • Executing a project from brief through to production and delivery to the highest possible standard.
  • Providing the Moving Image team with a great set of hands-on design, animation, illustration and typographic skills – with the ability to develop and deliver a number of visual styles.
  • Working as part of a team to explore briefs and generate ideas.
  • Assisting with the development, preparation and delivery of creative proposals and pitches, generating style frames, storyboards and example animation.
  • Working closely with Creative Teams, Designers, Creative Leads, Creative Technologists, other Animators, Producers and Project Managers.
  • Working on a number of projects at once.
  • Presenting ideas, both internally to colleagues and externally to clients.
  • Taking projects from brief through to delivery.

 

Skills

 

  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Able to storyboard and communicate a creative idea
  • Experience in design platforms both MAC & PC
  • High level of creativity and a good eye for detail.
  • Ability to build /design logos and environments from start to finish. This includes: modelling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation, rendering and compositing.
  • Take direction and work closely with the Promotions Supervisor
  • Work on a flexible shift pattern, including weekends producing high-quality air promotions for both news and programmes.
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions.
  • Review 3D designs and provide recommendations.
  • Help conceptualize ideas.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in graphic design or other degree qualification in relevant field i.e. 3D/2D Design.
  • 7 years experience
  • Experience of Apple Mac and PC, Adobe Premiere, Adobe after effects
Full Time Position

 Promo Producer

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

The title 

 Promo Producer

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 23/12/21

Closing date

 

 23/02/22

 

Purpose:

 

A Promotions Producer must have strong Arabic creative writing skills in addition to directing shoots, producing daily on-air promotions as well as monthly channel promotions.

Responsible for creating and executing promotional material for a range of programmes, movies, series, news and Alaraby TV channel branding. 

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Generate engaging promo treatments
  • Pitch ideas / treatments to the Promo Supervisor for approval
  • Write creative and well-crafted Arabic promo scripts
  • Choose appropriate music beds
  • Edit competent rough cuts (knowledge of Adobe Premiere)
  • Confidently direct promo productions
  • Confidently direct voice over artists
  • Oversee the work of editors, animators, designers and sound
  • Engineers who assist on your promos
  • Deliver all promos to the deadline specified
  • Assist with Project work where required
  • End to end production (conceptualisation, scripting, directing, producing and packaging of promotional activity for Alaraby TV

 

Skills:

 

  • At least 5 years of promo producing/cutting experience is essential
  • Showreel experience (essential)
  • Experience in creating and executing a compelling and ​attention-grabbing promo’s
  • Broad understanding of Edit, Animation, motion graphics, and Sound design
  • Working knowledge of broadcasting processes
  • Competent self op edit skills (Premiere)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work individually and within a team of Producers
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Directing and Shooting experience
  • Take direction and work closely with the Promotions Supervisor
  • Work on a flexible shift pattern, including weekends producing high-quality air promotions for both news and programmes

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree qualification in relevant field
  • 5 years experience of ‘on air’ promotions and channel promotions Experience of After effects / Motion based skills, Photoshop, and sound design methodology
  • Experience of Apple Mac and PC, Adobe Premiere, Adobe after effects
  • 5+ years’ experience of filming and editing techniques