Sky News Operations Trainee

14 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021
Full Time
Set hours
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

"This is an exciting opportunity to join Sky News Operations as a trainee, where you will be guided and offered onsite training, working alongside experienced engineers. This is a great introduction to a diverse, ever changing, fast paced and exciting operational environment. This role has been designed to offer you career development and progression. Lisa Robson - News Operations Team.

What you'll do:
  • Become a member of the Sky News Operations team who play a pivotal role in the delivery of live and non-live content for Sky.
  • You will follow in-house structured training, working alongside various teams to deliver breaking news around the clock. Learning how to operate and modify the latest innovative technology to deliver great content to our customers, Sky News is an organisation focussed on visual journalism, so this role is essential to our success.
  • Throughout your training you will have the opportunity to gain a good understanding of a variety of broadcast and IT systems. Learning to deliver video and audio via a broad range of options including IP, 4G/5G cellular bonding devices, satellite and fibre.
  • Sky News requires cutting edge thinking to ensure ever changing technology delivers the best customer experience possible. This will require working calmly and professionally in a diverse, fast paced, exciting environment often to tight deadlines.
  • This role is a shift-based 24/7 operation involving some night work. You need to be prepared to accept the flexible and dynamic nature of working in a 24-hour news environment.
  • Be mainly based at our campus in Osterley. There may be a requirement to travel in the UK and possibly overseas.
What you'll bring:
  • You will have the opportunity to learn how to operate, support and maintain a variety of broadcast equipment and streaming devices through your involvement in daily news coverage, projects and special events. Working as part of a team and at times independently.
  • During your training you will provide technical support to news teams some of whom may be working in a challenging environment, using effective and appropriate communication.
  • A good level of computer literacy (Microsoft, Apple) and a basic understanding of networking and internet streaming protocols.
  • Prior work experience in a broadcast technical environment or a related industry would be advantageous but not a requirement.
  • Although a technical role, a demonstrable interest in news and current affairs is expected.
  • Successful applicants will need a passport and full driving licence
Team Overview:Sky NewsSky News is a world-class news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to story-telling. Our aim is to be the best and most trusted place for news, reflecting the diversity of our audience. Made by people who dare to challenge. Made for people who want clarity in an uncertain world.

The Rewards:There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Where you'll work:Osterley:Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

Inclusion:We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, o we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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