Media Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00012868-1
  • Date Posted: 25 November 2021
  • Recruiter: RMG
  • Location: Ealing Studios
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job title: Media Assistant
Department: Engineering
Line Manager: Chief Engineer
Direct reports: None
Job classification: Permanent
Hours of work: 40 hours per week on average, initially based on a 7-day fortnight shift pattern

Location: Ealing Studios
Key Interactions: Broadcast Engineering team (MCR), Media Manager, Clients & Suppliers

About us:
Racecourse Media Group is the umbrella organisation for those 34 racecourses which hold an interest in Racing TV (Sky 426, Virgin 536 and 411), Racing TV International (international betting
shop/digital service) and Racecourse Data Company (licensor of Pre-Race Data). Racing TV and Racing TV International also broadcast racing from all 26 Irish racecourses.

Job overview:
An opportunity to work for the leading horse racing media rights organisation, supporting the Engineering & Media Management team in a variety of RMG archive and tapeless tasks at their
broadcast facility in Ealing, West London. In this role you will handle a variety of different forms of media and full training will be given in: IPD, media storage systems, file processing and file delivery facilities.

This role is perfect for someone who is looking to start their career in the horse racing / broadcast industry. This is a development opportunity and the successful candidate will be trained on the job.
They will be required to work as part of a team as well as individually. The role reports into the Chief Engineer with day-to-day tasks to be managed by the Media Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • To support the effective operation of media systems and workflows
  • Assist in the migration of our LTO5 archive to LTO7
  • Assist with the upcoming project to ingest our historic archive from video tap
  • Liaise with the Media Manager and MCR on resolution of any technical issues – first point of
    contact to receive reports of problems, and log appropriately
  • Manage media during peak demand periods, including weekends and out of hour
  • To apply retention schedules to media and storage protocols
  • Log metadata and check all media archived to the Spectra LTO tape robo
  •  Assist with the delivery and management of ITV Racing’s archive requirement
  •  Assist production team with live content clip creation on exceptionally busy days

Essential skills

  •  A talent for problem solving
  •  Strong IT skills
  • Good written and verbel communication skills
  • Good organisational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent Team Player

Desirable skills:

  • Skills in locating media and an understanding of daily live transmission
  • Understanding of FTP/ingest of idents and ads Logging of metadata and organization of media on nearline
  • Experience of supporting IPD, EVS, Adobe or FCP specialist systems
  • Knowledge of EVS and IP Director Workstations
  • Experience of Rushes ingest via SxS Card, XD CAM and other sources
  • Interest in Horse Racing as a sport

Education / Qualifications required

  • Degree-level qualification or similar, in a relevant subject

How to apply: 

Please send your covering letter and CV to by EOP on Wednesday 8th December 2021

RMG Operations is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, disability, age or political or religious belief in its recruitment or other employment policies.