Specialist - Satellite Desk - Technology & Network Operations ( Newsgathering)

Technology & Network Operations Division Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Job Purpose Summary:

The Specialist ‐ Satellite desk is responsible to manage and coordinate satellite, fiber and Bgan bookings as required ensuring the facilities
are available at the required time and place for live and pre‐recorded on‐air production using a professional scheduling system.

Responsible for coordinating with relevant internal and external stakeholders and third parties ensuring the smooth running of incoming

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 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.

Job Requirements / Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years of professional experience in related field.