Broadcast Technician




Description:

The Broadcast Technician is responsible for the total operation of the Broadcast Center, as well as the recording of various passenger events around the ship.

- All equipment used by the Broadcast Technician and the television programming equipment kept in the Broadcast Center, are the sole responsibility of the Broadcast Technician.
- The Broadcast Technician is in charge of the complete operation of the Broadcast Center aboard their assigned vessel.
Working closely with the Cruise Director and/or Entertainment Director, the Broadcast Technician should record all events that include guest participation as scheduled in the Freestyle Daily. This includes but is not limited to: Theme Nights, Standard Shopping Talks, Gift Shop Walkthroughs, Sail Away Party, Welcome Aboard Department Head Introductions, Game Shows, Officer Profiles, etc.
- The Broadcast Technician must produce approved content for shoreside when requested. Any request for production of content that has not been approved by shoreside, is not to be produced by the Broadcast Technicians. Please reference the Broadcast Content Approval/Production Policy.
- The Technician must work together with the Communications Officer to ensure that the satellite is obtaining the correct televised feed, that the correct coordinates are set, and that the signal is stable.
- The Broadcast Technician is responsible for updating the information channel daily (Scala or PowerPoint) as well as scheduling Passenger and Crew Movies to be shown on the broadcast channels.
- Every three months the Broadcast Technician must supply an up-to-date complete inventory of all BCC equipment to the Technical Supervisor for filing as well as the Broadcast Systems Supervisor in Miami.
- All video productions that are produced by the Broadcast Technician during his/her contract period are the property of the company and are not to be reproduced at any time unless the Home Miami office grants permission.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
- Must be familiar with the Safety and Environmental Protection Policy and the SEMS, and carry out the policies and procedures appropriate for his/her position.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

- Minimum of two years’ experience in TV, broadcasting industry or equivalent in the Cruise industry is required.
- Basic to Intermediate knowledge of the following programs is required: Microsoft Office, Final Cut Studio & Adobe Photoshop.
- Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of both Windows and MAC operating systems are required.
- Basic to Intermediate knowledge of HD/SD Broadcast Systems, Mini-DV camera systems (e.g.: Sony PD-170 Camera, etc.) and video deck operation (e.g.: Sony HDV deck) is required.
- Must supply a demo reel of previous documented video productions.


EDUCATION

- High school diploma or foreign equivalent is required.
- Associates degree or foreign equivalent in Media Arts, Film, Entertainment Studies, or other similar discipline is preferred.


REQUIRED ABILITIES / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

- Passionate about hospitality and customer service driven
- Must have a professional appearance and good hygiene
- Respect for all co-workers and guests
- Able to work 7 days a week
- While performing the essential functions of this job, all team members are required to stand; walk long distances on the ship; use hands to touch, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk, hear, taste and smell. All vessel positions require repetitive motion of bending, climbing, going up and down stairs and lifting more than 25 pounds. This job requires specific vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- All team members must be physically able to participate in emergency life saving procedures and drills. All vessel positions require full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats.
- Work within different temperature changes—indoors to outdoors.
- Able to pass basic safety course.

This is a minimal description of duties. Other work requirements may be necessary and assigned as business or maritime law dictates.

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