Discovery Communications

Transmission Operator

4 weeks ago
Requisition ID
Career Category
IT & Technical Operations
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

 Discovery Networks Northern Europe has an opportunity for an experienced Transmission Operator position at our Multi-Channel Play out Centre.


Working in the Transmission department this role is responsible for monitoring and ensuring quality standards at the Nordic Media Center for our portfolio of Entertainment channels and Live Sports channels to the Nordic region.


As a member of our Transmission team, you will:

  • Monitor and ensure quality standards and playlist continuity for multiple TV-channels, making sure playlists are running smoothly, in close partnership with our Programming Dept
  • Maintain first line support of services and equipment, troubleshooting, resolution and escalation, in close partnership with the Engineering Dept.,
  • Provide times and countdowns to external content providers for live events,
  • Handle all daily communication between channels and play out control, e.g. playlist deliveries/updates, live transmission preparation, graphic scheduling etc.,
  • Compile daily discrepancy reports on the service of the play out centre and the channels,
  • Be part of solving problems of all kinds and improving internal workflows,
  • Be trained in our broadcast system which is 100% based on the newest technology,
  • Ensure professional and safe play out of 13 channels to 4 countries at all times.


  • Substantial years' experience in the broadcasting area, ideally in transmission and ideally with live broadcasts
  • Have technical experience of operating various broadcast equipment,
  • Have operational experience with broadcast automation systems,
  • Have a desire to learn and expand your technical knowledge within the Television Broadcasting area
  • Good communicator, coordinator and organiser,
  • Have good analytical skills,
  • Can work independently and under pressure in a multi- channel environment with close attention to detail and timing while being proactive, efficient and professional,
  • Have a positive attitude to problem solving
  • Are flexible, have the ability to pick up new skills, learn new processes and workflows quickly,
  • Have experience in troubleshooting, escalating and logging any issues encountered, 
  • Team player with an open mind,
  • Initiative taker, proactive and not afraid of putting your ideas forward,
  • Would like to work in an exciting environment,
  • OK with working on a shift rota with shifts covering all hours 24-7-365 including weekends and public holidays, as required.


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