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Broadcast Operator – Relief


Etobicoke  |  Full-time (Non-union)  |  Broadcasting
Broadcast Operator – Relief
Full-time (Non-union)
Broadcasting
Etobicoke
Our rich history is a big part of who we are.  With historic roots dating back over 135 years, Woodbine is steeped in tradition. We have been the engine that drives the Ontario horse racing industry, creating winning experiences for all our guests.

We are also currently on an amazing 20-year journey to ‘build a city within a city’ and transform the largest privately held land in Toronto into one of Canada’s premiere entertainment destinations.  This journey will unlock the value of approximately 700 acres of land, leading to job creation and the revitalization of our communities, while enhancing our ability to share the thrill of horse-racing and cementing our place as an entertainment powerhouse. 

We also take care of our PEOPLE. Here are some of the things we offer:

Full Group Benefits Plan
Pension
Paid Vacation
Discounts on Food
Ontario Attractions Discount
Free Parking
Opportunities for Advancement
Social Responsibility Initiatives
 
We need dedicated people to join our cause. Be part of Woodbine Entertainment and get inspired to make work awesome!

Our Values & Beliefs
 
| WOW EVERY GUEST | OWN IT! | LISTEN & CONNECT – PEOPLE MATTER | FUEL THE FUN & PASS IT ON | TRUST IN OUR TEAM | #WE CARE | PURSUE YOUR POTENTIAL |BE BOLD| BE ALL IN | 

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Thoroughbred or Standardbred Simulcast producer, this position is responsible for the setup and live operation of broadcast equipment, including any or all of the following: audio mixers and supporting audio equipment; digital video player/recorders (VTR) and supporting equipment; character generators and graphics systems and cameras and supporting camera equipment for the production of television programming, ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and consistency in delivery of the broadcast product.  This position specifically operates in a “relief” role to the crew to back-fill those in any of the below designated positions while they are on break and can also be assigned to any of the below positions in the event of a crew member’s absence.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES, AUDIO:
 
·         Operation of audio mixer(s) and equipment as directed by production staff
·         Microphone and audio source setup and operation
·         Intercom operation
·         Music and sound effects playback
·         Monitoring of incoming audio sources and ensuring proper signal quality, signal path and timely routing to air
·         Audio signal patching
·         Crew assistance as required
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES, VIDEO PLAYBACK & RECORD (VTR):

·         Operation of digital video recording and playback equipment as directed by production staff
·         Video/audio router operation
·         Intercom operation
·         Timely routing, playback and record of video and audio signals
·         Monitoring of incoming audio and video sources and ensuring proper signal quality and timing
·         Video archive retrieval and storage input, including accurate data entry
·         Operation of LED screen controls for graphics and video playback
·         Crew assistance as required
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES, CHARACTER GENERATOR/GRAPHICS:

·         Operation of character generator and graphics equipment as directed by production staff
·         Accurate data entry, formatting and playback
·         Intercom operation
·         Monitoring and control of manual and automatic on-screen data display systems
·         Graphic and animation input and playback
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES, CAMERA:

·         Operation of tripod-mounted and handheld cameras as directed by production staff
·         Operation of big lens cameras with handlebar controls as directed by production staff
·         Framing and composition of shots
·         White balance, focus and iris control to ensure quality of video signal
·         Field patching and cabling
·         Field microphone operation
·         Operation of radio frequency (RF) transmitters, receivers and antennae

 
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
 
Knowledge
·         General knowledge of television production
·      General knowledge of broadcast equipment operation
 
Skills
·         General computer skills in a Windows-based software applications environment
·      General organizational skills
·      General verbal and written communication skills
·      General problem solving/trouble shooting skills
·      Ability to work in a high-pressure, face-paced environment
 
Education and Experience
·         Post-secondary diploma or certificate in television production, or equivalent experience, and production experience in a control room and/or field production setting
  
Working Conditions
·         Normal outdoor racetrack environment where there may be temperature, weather, noise and crowd to deal with
·         Normally requires standing and walking for up to 50% of the time, and occasionally for extended periods of time during special events.
·         Requires concentration and restriction to location during times of specific tasks such as race broadcasts.