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Junior Ingest Operator

Discovery Inc
London, England W4 5YB
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Discovery Inc

Location: London, United Kingdom,
Req ID: 12667


Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains.

Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages.

Discoverys portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.

We have an exciting opportunity for x2 Junior Ingest Operator positions, based in the London Technology Hub. Junior Ingest Operators will receive training & development to be responsible for the preparation, routing, ingesting and monitoring of incoming feeds required for recording content across both the Eurosport and FTA platforms. Duties will also include QCing processing and sharing content. Preparing meta data and audio configurations. Managing bookings of Live and non-Live feeds. Whilst working closely with production and other departments.


  • Responsible for the QCing of entertainment and sports content sent from distribution or recorded internally using AMPP (Asset management) GV.
  • Ensuring all ingested material is ingested in a timely fashion.
  • Escalating to relevant departments when material fails QC by not adhering to broadcast standards.
  • Managing the transfer of recorded assets to Cloud and Archive.
  • Routing sources for recordings using BNCS panel.
  • Following Fast Track workflows to allow assets to be made ready for broadcast quickly.
  • Preparing scheduled Eurosport and FTA recordings into SCS cloud recording system including production feeds.
  • Adding critical metadata for recorded feeds for Archive and edit management.
  • Monitoring live playlists across 5 territories, making sure scheduled events are running on time and amending bookings and recordings when changes to schedules are made.
  • Preparing live playback to transmission, Cloud or MCR (for further distribution).
  • Running searches in WON scheduling software to ensure requests are up to date and accurate whilst liaising with territories if any booking discrepancies occur.
  • Tracking and updating new localised events using Box.
  • Prioritising ingest requests from schedulers and sports co-ordinators.
  • Coordination with the Preview and edit teams to confirm assets have been made ready.
  • Coordinate with MCR to assign decoders for scheduled feeds
  • Close interaction with the Sports Coordinators department to achieve the same goal of processing requests to air.
  • Submitting daily shift handovers including errors and / or discrepancies etc


  • Demonstrable interest in working in the broadcasting industry
  • Willing to listen and learn from more experienced peers
  • Strong team worker
  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for a broad range of sports
  • Passion for technology and computing
  • Ability to work under pressure and quickly problem solve
  • To assist the team with duties that the Supervisor/ Lead requires.
  • Will be required to work on a shift rota



Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04
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