Senior Specialist - Satellite desk

Technology & Network Operations Division Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Specialist - Satellite desk is responsible to manage and coordinate the bookings of satellite, fiber and Bgan facilities for live on-air production using a professional resource management and scheduling system. Also responsible for coordinating with relevant internal and external parties to ensure the smooth incoming of news feeds.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Receive and execute satellite booking requests from News editors, Interview and Program producers & coordinating with field crew & bureaus to ease flow of incoming news footage
  • Decide on the best route possible for news stories, interviews or live location feeds through satellite / fiber optic network / IP Network
  • Deploy SNG and ENG crews & book broadcast facilities worldwide as and when required
  • Log all transmissions ( Live, pre rec, Bgan, tape etc… ) in resource management and scheduling system, entering onsite coordination information, technical specifications and costs
  • Communicate with other network satellite desks to optimize usage of resources
  • Communicate with Newsdesk, MCR, Ingest on any transmission changes & cost update
  • Trouble shoot in case of extension, cancellation, transmission failure
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years experience in satellite booking role.
  • Minimum High School Graduate
  • Knowledge in satellite / fiber / IP Networks / international media providers
  • Knowledge in broadcasting industry / 24h news environment
  • Knowledge in scheduling system
  • Fluent Arabic/English Speaking