Behind the scenes in television, there’s a large technical crew of broadcast engineers ensuring the quality and production of broadcasts. They work with hardware and systems used across television, radio and new media, their operation, maintenance, updates, and repairs.
Starting salary: £18,000-£20,000.
Experienced engineers: £30,000-£60,000.
Long hours with shift work at unsocial hours often at short notice, particularly for rolling news channels and other live programming.
This is a competitive field with promotions and workflow dependent on reputation and merit.
Skills Valued by Employers
- Experience in electronic engineering and using communication equipment.
- Sufficient color vision and hearing.
- Ability to apply digital (and analogue) theory and work from diagrammatic information.
- Excellent IT skills.
- Teamwork skills.
- Error detection abilities and the capacity to solve technical problems creatively.
- Strong communication and people skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Time management skills.
- The ability to remain calm under pressure.
- Proactive and results-focused approach to work.