The continued expansion of our projects department has created a unique opportunity for a high calibre technician to engineer post production systems, on location in the UK and abroad.
Hyperactive Broadcast has an enviable reputation for supplying edit facilities for film & TV; our 2015 credits include BBC Big Blue Live in California, Tennis in New York & Sydney, Springwatch, Getaway Car, Ninja Warriors, Snooker for BBC Sport and Glastonbury for BBC Music, as well as numerous other events, feature films and TV dramas such as Mr Selfridge and Beowolf.
Hyperactive’s very recent acquisition by the Gravity Media Group increases the opportunities further to also work on assignments at project locations with sister company Gearhouse worldwide. Gearhouse currently hold the contracts for Sky’s Formula One coverage and for the ATP Tennis world tour.
We’re looking for an additional member of the team who will build, configure and support non-linear editors, shared storage, media management servers and, importantly, integrate editing facilities with EVS servers, sometimes as part of a large scale project.
You’ll ideally have a Broadcast Technology degree or equivalent knowledge gained from experience. Strong IT skills are essential and 2 or more years in a previous film & TV engineering role. Knowledge of configuring Avid systems, Adobe, FCP, EVS networks and broadcast VTRs would be most advantageous. If there are gaps in your technical knowledge we are prepared to teach you new skills, provided we think you’re right for the role.
Key Skill Areas
+ PC Workstation, Mac and Server Hardware
+ Windows 7, 10, Server and OSX
+ Basic IP networking and routing
+ Avid Media Composer, Avid Interplay and Avid ISIS
+ Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
+ FCP 7 and FCP X
+ EVS XT(3), IPDirector, Xsquare and Xfile
+ Broadcast technology, signals and infrastructure
+ Video codecs and file formats
+ Media storage technology
+ Film and Drama working practices
+ TV Outside Broadcast production techniques
+ Client facing communications
+ Driving license, UK or EU Passport
A generous reward package is on offer according to ability. You must be prepared to work irregular hours including long days and weekends. Expect to divide your time in roughly equal measures between base preparation days, Soho drama productions, UK location work and assignments abroad. A company van will be provided for UK travel.
Opportunities may arise, for engineers who would like it, for yearlong plus postings to GMG locations abroad.
If you are in your second or third year of study for a degree in Broadcast/Media Technology and looking for a work placement then we'd like to hear from you.
We're offering both unpaid 2 week work experience placements and 8 week paid placements during the Easter and Summer vacation periods. You'll be based in our engineering department.and we will cover any reasonable travel expenses.
You can expect to gain hands on experience with the vast range of kit that we hold which includes EVS Servers as well as Avid editors, storage and media management servers.
Our specialism is post production systems for film, TV and outside broadcast and our team of engineers work regularly on location, building and operating complex edit rigs. Where possible you will spend time with engineers assisting on a post production project. You may be helping both in base and on location and could easily be involved with a major BBC or ITV production.
Naturally you should be prepared for occasional unsociable hours.
We are always keen to hear from newly qualified broadcast engineers and those who are about to graduate from Broadcast and Media Technology courses.
If applying your engineering skills to post production, combined with the opportunity for extensive travel, is what appeals to you, then we’d like to hear from you.
At Hyperactive you will learn from the best in the business and work alongside them on all manner of high profile TV Features and Sporting Events. Supporting Feature Film and Drama editing is another important area of our business and you’ll soon find yourself contributing to big name Features and TV Dramas.
You’ll develop into an experienced engineer that creatives and production teams trust to deliver and support post production facilities in all kinds of locations. It could be BBC Winterwatch from an isolated snow bound Scottish mansion, or it might be X-Factor from a cosy London studio, or it might be the finals of the Tennis in Sydney Australia.
This is certainly not a regular 9 to 5, Monday to Friday career but if it you are the kind of person that this appeals to then please get in touch.
Our engineers are well rewarded for their hard work and new engineering graduates receive a salary that is above the industry average.