We’re creating three exciting new permanent technical positions within the TV video and production unit to help us stay at the cutting edge of the industry. We spoke to UEFA’s Senior Broadcast Engineering Manager, André Nel, to gain valuable insights into what qualities they are seeking in applicants.
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André, can you give us some context behind the department and help us understand why the new roles are being created?
“Our TV and video production unit is a dynamic and exciting place to be right now. We’re responsible for overseeing host broadcast operations for an amazing mix of projects. We cover all UEFA competitions - everything from Futsal Cup to the Champions League, with the unique challenge of a 13-country UEFA EURO 2020 on the horizon.
The unit is divided into five areas, with experts overseeing live production, broadcast engineering and venue operations, additional programming, digital broadcasting, production and resources.”
How about the roles themselves, can you explain what they involve and what qualities you’re looking for?
“The first role - broadcast content acquisition manager - will be responsible for the integration of live and non-live broadcast content across all UEFA’s existing platforms. This person will need to shape and drive new technical initiatives and technologies, including IP-based solutions, to meet UEFA’s requirements.
We’re really looking for someone with a background and education in broadcast engineering, and experience of working at major sporting events. They’ll need to agree technical solutions, service components, and a road map for each project as well as developing and sustaining relationships with UEFA’s key technical suppliers for project planning and delivery.
The second position is for a broadcast engineering manager. This person will be tasked with ensuring that all UEFA’s multilateral and unilateral technical services - including cabling, power supply and production facilities - are delivered to the highest standard. This role would suit a particular character, someone innovative, creative and self-motivated, with experience as an established broadcast engineer and of outside broadcasts at major sporting events.
They’ll be responsible for the planning, delivery and operation of technical services, supporting the live production team, for all UEFA competitions and will be required to work on selected matches.
The final position is for a motion graphic designer, who will create motion graphics across all areas of TV and video production. We’re definitely looking for someone creative, deadline-driven, positive and versatile with a keen eye for detail and a portfolio packed with examples of broadcast-standard creative animations, visual effects and typographical layouts. You should also have a good working knowledge of industry-standard tools like Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Cinema 4D.”
You mentioned that it’s an exciting time for the department – do you plan on continuing this growth even after these roles are filled?
“Yes, definitely. I’d advise people to keep coming back and checking our vacancies in the next few months – we have lots of really interesting opportunities on the horizon.”
For further details of these roles, and to apply, visit our careers page.