Broadcast Operator

POSITION SUMMARY

This position assists the Broadcast Manager in providing television and “radio”programming.  Onboard television and radio 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.

1.      Works with the Broadcast Manager to create television and radio broadcast schedule/s.

2.      Assists the Broadcast Manager in carrying out the television and radio 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.

3.      Assists the Broadcast Manager in creating 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).

4.      Assists the Broadcast Manager with entry and update of information contained in presentations such as Power Point, which give daily schedule information and highlights, special promotions, weather conditions, etc.

5.      Assists the Broadcast Manager with monitoring of the PA system around the ship paying attention to clarity, volume, and coverage.

6.      Assists the Broadcast Manager with monitoring of video presentations in the Conference Room/ cinema, children’s playroom, and other possible area around the ship.

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

9.      Assists the Broadcast Manager in overseeing the video-related requirements and related setups for activities that may take place in various lounges around the ship.

10.  Assists the Broadcast Manager in maintaining complete records of equipment failures and requesting repair or replacement; also in keeping records of equipment that has been repaired and returned to service, or replacement equipment that has been provided.  Assists with maintaining up-to-date documentation of inventory related to both equipment and supplies. Assists with keeping notes of the ongoing status of equipment and the Broadcast operational area in general.  The reports and documentation described above are to be provided to the Broadcast Manager’s successor as “hand-over notes”and are also to be forwarded to the ship’s management, and corporate office on the first day of each month for archiving.

11.  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.