Controller Transmission - Technology & Network Operations (Production)

Technology & Network Operations Division Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Transmission Controller(s) are individually responsible for the control of the final program output of Al Jazeera Media Network. It is from transmission that live news produced by galleries in all broadcast centers, all interstitial material, commercial content and programmes (produced both locally and acquired) on server and/or tape are broadcast.

It is the final point of the broadcast chain prior to distribution, so those in transmission have ultimate control and responsibility of the channel(s) output. Transmission Controllers are also responsible for reviewing all programmes and commercial content prior to broadcast insuring the timing and media matches the scheduled programs

Key Responsibilities and Accountability:

  • Operate effectively the automation transmission systems
  • Accurate and effective construction and detailed meticulous checking of daily playlist schedules.
  • Transmission functions include operation of play-out systems, schedule verification, service monitoring and detection and resolution of service incidents.
  • Perform consistently at a very high standard and be proactive in monitoring of output to ensure channels are broadcast according to schedule and that problems or potential issues are detected and resolved in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To resolve incidents and ensure the impact on transmission output is minimized, and that faults are escalated and reported appropriately
  • To ensure adequate follow up of all incidents during the shift in order to prevent repetition of faults and improve response
  • To ensure handover to the next shift or handover from the previous shifts is sufficiently carried out.
  • To communicate incidents accurately and appropriately to management
  • To ensure that output adheres to strict guidelines set down by regulatory authorities

Minimum Required Academic Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: Minimum 4 years’ experience as a Transmission Controller, including experience preferably with a major international broadcast facility