eMedia: On-Air Graphics Operator (Johannesburg)

On-Air Graphics Operator

Company eMedia

Reference # eNCA138

Published 26/02/2021

Contract Type Permanent

Salary Market Related

Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


eNCA: SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST WATCHED TV NEWS CHANNEL. eNCA is South Africa’s most trusted independent TV and online news brand. It launched on June 1st, 2008 to become the country’s first 24-hour television news service.

Reporting to the Manager: Technical Operations.

On-Air Graphics Operator is responsible for operating and flighting created graphics in on-air or live production and pre-recorded environments.


•Restarting the viz machine.

•Loading and testing the rundown

•Ensuring that all the graphics elements are loaded

•Ensuring all spelling for graphics are correct.

•Running on air tests when required.

•Checking all graphics before going to air


•Completing graphics requests using provided templates on the Graphic Computers, as per the required standards.

•Operating graphics play-out computers during live and pre-recorded programs.

•Building animations using template driven computer graphics.

•Typing in all titles, supers and credits

Key Performance Indicators:

•Ability to work in and to demonstrate a flexible approach in a fast changing and sometimes pressurised environment, working to high standards and tight deadlines

•Demonstrates craft and operational aptitude alongside great team-working whilst taking personal responsibility to get things done and content to air.

•Prepared to embrace a learning environment - eager to seek out opportunities to expand knowledge of the role through both formal training and other experiences.

•Effective communicator - interprets sympathetically the requirements of programme-makers and is able to tactfully suggest alternatives.

•Excellent team worker - participates fully in contributing to the team’s decisions; flexible and proactive in taking on the roles required.

•Demonstrates awareness of the business and the pressures on each individual to be as cost-effective as possible.

•Strives to provide the highest quality of work, both artistically and technically, whilst understanding and working within the limits imposed by available finance, resources and deadlines.

Job Functions Coordinator,Creative,Design,Operations,Technical

Industries Broadcasting / Transmitting,Media


Education: Matric – Diploma/Degree in Film and Television

Languages: Business English

Experience: Minimum of 2 year television broadcast experience

Specific Professional Competencies:

•A working knowledge of the technical operations and functions of VizRt/Dalet

•Good communication skills

•Must be able to work in live and pre-record environment

•Must be able to work under pressure

•Proactive and organized

•Well organized (methodical) and disciplined

•Must pay attention to detail

•Able to work under pressure - multi task

•Able to take direction

•Able to work with crew and editorial staff

•Able to work in a digital environment

•Follow any instructions issued by the Head of Operations and or person delegated to do so. These may be standard or ad hoc instruction

•Understanding of role players

•Good Computer literacy and a good understanding of file structures

•Able to troubleshoot

•Good knowledge of sound and video signal

•Able to work in a live and pre-record environment

•Have understanding of broadcasting environment

•Strong typing, spelling and grammatical skills in the English language.

•Strong interpersonal and communication skills

•Able to execute cleanly on air in a high stress, rapidly changing environment

•Able to quickly trouble shoot

Job Closing Date 05/03/2021

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