Monday, 5 September 2016

SuperSport Playout Operations Internships 2016

The Intern: SuperSport Playout Operations positions are based at our Randburg offices and report directly to the Manager: SuperSport Playout Operations.

External factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account.
Dynamic business environment
24/7 resource and facilities management
24/7 playout operations comprising of variable shift patterns
SuperSport Media Solutions policies and procedures
External individuals or groups as well as individuals or groups within the organisation to whom products, services, programmes and information is provided.
Production Companies;
DSTV Media Sales;
Various other internal and external suppliers and clients;
Subscribers; and
Internal staff.
Services and information which the individual must provide to external individuals, groups or one another to accomplish the organisation’s mission and strategy.
Apply the principles of trouble shooting for single user and multi-user transmission operating systems;
Ensure off-air is checked against MCR output, platforms include DTH SA & Africa, verify DTT off air via command center;
Ensure receipt, availability, test and execution of graphic elements as per schedule requirements;
Ensure the D-Series automation system is set up and operated in order to deliver correct program at intended date and time using keyboard functionality, direct access panel & other functions as described in the operational manual;
Identify audio's when selecting incoming source as part of line up procedure;
Identify correct slug from quick turnaround server. Executing the quick turnaround of highlights packages using D-Series Automation;
Identify resolution and aspect ratio when selecting incoming source as part of line up procedure;
Implemented broadcasting related solutions to meet customer requirements;
Log on to respective software applications e.g. D-Series Automation, Ardome,e-sched, Volicon, Microsoft Office;
Monitor and check all video and associated audio feeds then escalate those which do not meet broadcast standards;
Operating broadcasting equipment;
Operation of SuperSport transmission play out environment;
Performing schedule downloads, editing of logs, verifying sources (associated audio and video), insertion of sponsorship elements, TX reporting and escalation, sponsorship sign off and execution, follow up on outstanding material.;
Set up & prepare transmission equipment as per SMS (SuperSport Media Solutions) standards & specifications for all live events. Execution of live events, communication with production environment, TX reporting and escalation, sponsorship sign off and execution; and
Trouble shoot operational transmission systems.
Broadcast Technologies & Technical 
Broadcast Value Chain and Broadcasting Operational Functionality;
Computer Skills;
Knowledge block and flow diagrams;
Knowledge of audio standards (e.g. levels & loudness);
Knowledge of audio workflows and configurations;
Knowledge of broadcast platforms (DTT,DTH,DVB-H, Mobile devices);
Knowledge of broadcasting environment;
Knowledge of EBU standards & specifications (e.g. PAL);
Knowledge of formats;
Knowledge of graphics play out;
Knowledge of IT operating systems;
Knowledge of transmission equipment & facilities;
General Management:
Knowledge of Risk Policy/Procedures; 
Knowledge of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Policy/Procedures; 
Occupational Health & Safety;
Human Resources:
Knowledge of HR/IR Policy/Procedures;
Operational Effectiveness:
Daily TX readiness / hand over

Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs are:
Attention to Detail 
Ideas Generation
Planning and Organising
Problem Solving
Results Orientation
Team Work
Time Management
Grade 12 / Standard 10 (English & Mathematics);
Media / Broadcast Certification


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