Media Operations Technician 

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Job Description: Media Operations Technician 

CGTN America is seeking a Media Operations Technician.

Reporting to the Director of Broadcast Operations, this role would include the following duties:

  • Download and ingest video and audio material from a variety of sources to the CGTN America server as requested.
  • Ingest packages and footage from outside correspondents.
  • Work with Video Editors and Editorial staff in the newsroom to coordinate the flow of video and production of news packages for daily broadcast.
  • Set up daily recording feeds.
  • Download shared video material from our networks in Beijing, Nairobi and London.
  • Archive locally generated material, programs and news packages.
  • Assist outside correspondents with footage requests.

The candidate should be acquainted with current methods of video delivery including FTP, inter-site transfer methods and direct delivery by satellite/fiber. They should also be familiar with naming conventions as well as the various standards of video format, i.e. HD/SD NTSC/PAL 1080i and so on.


  • Knowledge of and experience with IT tools.
  • Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events.
  • Develop and maintain a familiarity with issues and personalities influencing news events.
  • Possess a clear understanding of TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques.
  • Comfortable in a multicultural environment.

Candidates should be prepared to work hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.



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