Broadcast Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for overseeing onboard television programming.  Onboard television broadcasts consist of a mix of pre-recorded and/or live material.  Sources of broadcast material include satellite programming, terrestrial broadcasts, pre-recorded content, and live content. Live content can be from a satellite feed or from a lecture or show taking place onboard the ship.  “Radio”programming can consist of satellite or terrestrial radio broadcasts, or pre-recorded material played back onboard. This includes in cabin music channels and the background music distributed around the ship via the ship’s PA system.

1.      Directs, coaches, supports, supervises and evaluates the job performance of the Broadcast Assistant.

2.      Assists with creating and communicating the television and radio broadcast schedule/s.

3.      Carries out the broadcast schedules paying attention to start times and broadcast quality. This includes tuning in satellite or terrestrial broadcasts and/or loading and starting pre-recorded content.

4.      Creates programming where necessary. This means shooting and editing various lectures, activities, or shows for playback at later times, or shooting and mixing them for live broadcast. This can include many types of material as required for support of the cruise product. Examples include informational material about the ship, its destinations, or its personnel (i.e. Shore Excursions, port information, Bridge, Galley, or Engine Room tours by video, lectures, interviews and many other possibilities).

5.      Makes entries and updates information contained in presentations such as Power Point, which give daily schedule information and highlights, special promotions, weather conditions, etc.

6.      Monitors the PA system around the ship paying attention to clarity, volume, and coverage in collaboration with the Venue Production Manager.

7.      Monitors video presentations in the Conference Room, Cinema, Camp @ Sea, and other areas around the ship.

8.      Oversees the video-related requirements and related setups for special groups that may take place in various lounges around the ship.  This is done in collaboration with the Venue Production Manager.

9.      Oversees the video-related requirements and related setups for activities that may take place in various lounges around the ship.  This is done in collaboration with the Venue Production Manager. 

10.  Maintains complete records of equipment failures and requests repair or replacement. Also keeps records of equipment that has been repaired and returned to service, or replacement equipment that has been provided.  Maintains up-to-date documentation of inventory related to both equipment and supplies.  Keeps notes of ongoing status of equipment and Broadcast operational area in general.

11.  Maintains an up-to-date inventory of all video material.  Keeps track of all video tapes and ensures that they are returned when required.

12.  Is aware of, and/or acquires the necessary knowledge to comply with the ship’s standard operation, in order to assist guests and crewmembers with inquiries.