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Technical Operator
  • Join Australia‚Äôs leading 24-hour multi-platform news provider.
  • Be part of a high performing and collaborative team.
  • Interesting work that really matters in the organisation.


This role is responsible for the precise technical execution of the overall look of the broadcast and maintaining on-air quality for all cameras and audio, routing sources, floor managing studio, and setting up all studio guests. It requires planning and foresight to prevent technical issues before they arise and involves working closely with studio, news and programs teams. 


What’s the role? 

  • Ensuring a precise technical execution of the overall look of the broadcast.
  • Preparing and operating technical equipment in studio and remote bureaus across Australia and Internationally including cameras, robotics, CCU units, autocue, studio computers, video walls, encoders, microphones and IFBs.
  • Framing and composition of studio and remote cameras in accordance with each program’s style guide. 
  • Establishing clear communication paths with producers in regard to scheduled programs and breaking news.
  • Regularly liaising with key production crew members in relation to planned outside broadcasts, events and live crosses. 
  • Collaborating and gathering key production information from producers and News Exchange about scheduled live hits. 
  • Creating mix minus feeds for guests. 
  • Working closely with Video Journalists across Australia and the world overseeing all technical aspects and troubleshooting for live crosses.
  • Accessing remote studio equipment via virtual network connections and remote desktop connection. 
  • Assigning and monitoring multiple destinations as well as routing numerous external video/audio sources for broadcast use.
  • Performing routine technical checks to ensure quality control across all external audio and video sources prior to transmission. 
  • Troubleshooting, including daily fault finding of studio equipment and working closely with engineering to resolve operational issues. 


Who you are

  • Experience in a live broadcast news environment. 
  • Clear communication skills.
  • Excellent multitasking capabilities.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced news environment. 
  • Proficient in shooting with a wide range of cameras and robotic related hardware and software. 
  • Mosart and Vinten knowledge preferred. 
  • CCU operation.
  • Understanding of waveform monitors, routing switchers, hybrid switchboards, VSM. 
  • ENPS knowledge preferred, but not essential.
  • Provide creative input and work closely with producers and production crew.
  • Willingness to work across a rotating roster including mornings, nights, weekends and public holidays.
  • Manual lifting. 


What’s in it for you? 

  • An opportunity to innovate, challenge the norm and pioneer the way forward.
  • A truly collaborative environment.
  • Variety of work where no two days are the same.
  • Work with some of Australia's most recognised and prestigious brands.
  • Make a difference as part of Australia’s most influential media organisation.


Who are we? 

Sky News is Australia’s leading 24-hour multi-channel and multi-platform news service provider.

Operated by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd (ANC), a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, its channels include Sky News Live, Sky News Weather, Sky News Extra, Sky News UK, FOX SPORTS News and Australia Channel for international audiences.

Sky News Australia also operates a national digital network reaching millions of Australians each month across digital platforms including, YouTube, Facebook and News Corp Australia websites.

Sky News Australia’s unrivalled broadcast and digital news content features award-winning journalists, exclusive insights from the biggest names in politics, ground-breaking special investigations.


What’s next? 

Apply now or for more information on careers at News Corp Australia visit


Diversity strengthens our national teams and newsroom as we seek to tell stories that represent the communities of Australia. Our people make us unique, and so we are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or gender identity. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply! 

Job Ref: AU1234AU000068
Location: NSW - Other
Submitted: 02-06-2022 02:12 PM
Category: Operations

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