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  • Posted: Aug 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MultiChoice South Africa's activities involve the operation of Pay-Television and internet subscriber platforms. The MultiChoice South Africa group includes the digital satellite Pay-Television business ("DStv"), which has been in operation since 1995. Other businesses in the group are; M-Net (delivers thematic channels and exclusive content to DSt...
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    Senior Specialist Broadcast Facilities

    Purpose of the Position:  

    • To manage requirements related to effective demand prioritization, scheduling, booking and management as well as long term capacity planning of production facilities across M-Net, Supersport and 3rd party channels. This includes studios, galleries and editing suites. Give input in programs, from initial planning, estimating and usage, through to final budget and utilization thereof.

    Key Performance Objectives


    Effective and efficient facility Management

    • Facilitate the acquisition, leasing, maintenance and optimal functioning of all inside broadcast facilities across MultiChoice.
    • Participate in the design, construction, equipment selection and implementation of current and future broadcast facilities.
    • Assess and advise on global trends in broadcasting and ensure MultiChoice keeps abreast of these trends.
    • Develop short, medium and long-term strategies and objectives and identify, plan and implement new developments in accordance with industry trends.
    • Monitor and assess the viability of new equipment and implement optimal solutions for all production facilities.
    • Plan and optimise the utilisation of equipment and ensure the appropriate infrastructure for delivery of high a quality product.
    • Analyse current and future needs and manage the process to build the capacity required.
    • Act as a point of contact for clients requiring technical production, post-production and playout facilities.
    • If an appropriate facility is not available at the time the service is required, source an external production facility suitable for the client’s requirement.
    • Facility Asset Management (Inventory).
    • Provide reports that drive Capex and Opex budget planning.
    • Manage and ensure the cost-effective utilisation of allocated capital expenditure.
    • Coordinate with the broader technology division for smooth daily operations.

    Maintenance, Safety and Risk Management

    • Troubleshoot, resolve problems, complaints and questions regarding services in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Direct with and support the team of engineers and technicians to develop and maintain facilities and provide advice on broadcast equipment issues and needs.
    • Organise ongoing repair, maintenance and equipment replacement programs.
    • Build and execute a periodic maintenance plan, down time requirements for all broadcast facilities.
    • Proactively advise on potential capacity constraints.
    • Monitor and review all damage claims. Recommend and implement plans or programs to improve safety of operations to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of similar claims.
    • Implement ongoing training programs on policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all OSHA laws.

    Stakeholder Management

    • Manage relationship with external facility providers to ensure effective delivery of business unit objectives.
    • Address poor performance of external suppliers through the formal contract non-performance clauses.
    • Manage relationship with internal stakeholders.


    • A Degree in Broadcasting or Production Management or equivalent qualification

    Qualification Preferred:

    A Post Graduate Degree advantageous


    • A minimum of Minimum 5 years’ experience in broadcast productions or similar role

    Technical Competencies

    • Operational Delivery
    • Broadcast Facility Knowledge
    • Negotiation
    • Planning and Coordinating
    • Production Management

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Accountability
    • Teamwork
    • Delegation
    • Interpersonal Support
    • Perseverance
    • Motivating
    • Prioritisation
    • Analytical Thinking

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MultiChoice on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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