Sound Guarantee - Outside Broadcast

About the Role

You will be delivering an exceptional service to our clients and providing technical advice and guidance to Engineering and Unit Managers.

Main Duties

  • Guarantee small and large Outside Broadcasts on Timeline’s fleet of scanners and flyaways
  • Guarantee our remote and studio galleries at our Ealing Broadcast Centre
  • Deliver exceptional front facing service to Timeline’s clients
  • Provide support, technical advice and guidance to Engineering and Unit Managers
  • Assist in prepping, loading and planning of jobs as well as manage the on-site crew of staff and freelancers
  • Deliver basic setup, support and sound mixing within our Ealing Studio’s operation
  • Supervise the rig of audio equipment on site
  • Ensure all customer requirements are tested and back-up systems are in place
  • The job will involve a great deal of travelling, driving and frequent nights away from home, in the UK or abroad

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in TV Outside Broadcast operations
  • The ability to understand the client’s requirements and programme the network appropriately
  • The ability to work to a very high standard in unfamiliar surroundings, hired vehicles and flyaway scenarios
  • An in-depth knowledge of sound desks, router control systems and system ‘glue’ used across our growing fleet
  • A detailed knowledge of signal formats, coding and transport methods; Intercom and talkback equipment
  • A working knowledge of computer IP and other data networks in the television environment
  • A good general understanding of all broadcast engineering areas including power supply systems, cameras, intercom, file-based media systems and Radio Frequency (RF) technologies
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Flexible approach to problem solving and openness to new challenges and alternative solutions
  • A positive manner and ability to respond tactfully and sympathetically to staff and client requests
  • A team player and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A good knowledge of the principles of health and safety at work

This position is a shift-based role that requires regular weekend work.


We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gym Membership
  • Travel insurance.

We organise regular social events across different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know employees from all over the company.


Location: Greenford (London) Base

Contract: Permanent / Full Time

Salary: Competitive