Ingest Operator

In this role, you'll be primarily responsible for ingest and QC of commercials and longform content.  

As a team member involved in the operation, this role will actively contribute to the continued growth and development of a state-of-the-art Ingest facility.

Reporting to the Ingest Manager, the Ingest Operator will ensure that content supplied for multiple clients, from multiple sources is prepared to specific standards for Transmission within Encompass Digital Media Ltd facilities and that commercials are processed successfully within Ofcom technical guidelines.   


Principal responsibilities: 

  • Processing the required tasks (including tape ingest, file registration, QC and database administration) according to current priorities
  • Monitoring file movements and QC failures
  • Edit and Ingesting material, both short (commercials and promotions) and long form content
  • QA and 5.1 audio spot check of HD/SD movies as well as spot check of promos
  • File re-wrapping and transfer
  • Processing daily schedules and investigating missing items
  • Liaising with internal and external clients to obtain and process material as required
  • Liaising with Sales Houses, and commercials suppliers to ensure continuity of service
  • Updating QC reports
  • Verifying and supplementing existing metadata
  • Confirming clock numbers with the asset management system
  • Transferring material from video server to archive
  • Ensuring that all necessary materials are ingested to Ofcom and/or channel specific standards as relevant
  • Ensuring accuracy and timeliness of all tasks
  • Communicating issues that may affect the output of any channel to relevant parties and reacting to any potential issues in an effective manner
  • Regular housekeeping of all relevant systems, as dictated by the current procedures
  • Ensuring that all operational procedures are followed
  • Exercising excellent client care in all respects and ensuring that the service guidelines are followed 
  • Record live feeds.


Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Thorough understanding of the broadcast process
  • Thorough understanding of Ofcom requirements
  • Experience in a similar environment operating with broadcast machines/systems
  • Operational knowledge of transmission and edit technologies
  • Quality Control experience gained in a relevant environment
  • Good understanding of video and audio theory including MPEG.


Personal Skills required: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A friendly and approachable manner with a  willingness to build and maintain strong client relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail, multi-tasking and planning skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A proactive approach to problem solving
  • Initiative and decision making skills
  • A professional approach to teamwork and accountability
  • Readiness to work autonomously
  • Ability to identify and prioritise problems
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Literate and numerate.

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