Audio Visual Specialist

Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better.

More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.

In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022.

That’s where you come in.

We are looking for an Audio Visual Specialist to work as part of a team providing support for GNM's extensive audio-visual and multimedia infrastructure.

About the role

As an Audio Visual Specialist, your responsibility will be to fix AV related problems, perform daily checks and maintenance, set up equipment, presentations, conference equipment and running events in our meeting rooms & studios.

The role involves some simple recording and filming of events and you will be expected to help with basic Multimedia audio and video support from time to time.

About you

  • Significant experience supporting an audio visual environment

  • Knowledge and experience of setting up and maintaining relevant hardware & software including: Projectors & screens, Crestron touchpanels, Cisco VC, Soundstructure DSP, scalers & converters, Roland HDMi switcher, Barco Clickshare, audio & video matrices, patchbays, Prodys ISDN codecs, radio and studio mics, Yamaha mixing desks, live audio mixing, basic PA systems, Exterity IPTV, Onelan digital signage, Mac/Windows operating systems, Powerpoint/Keynote, Cubase 7.5, Adobe Premiere & Audition.

  • Excellent fault finding skills.

  • Solve complex technical issues relating to all of GNM's AV systems.

There will be some evening and/or weekend work, which will be decided on a shift basis.

Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you are attracted to this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th February 2020.

About Us

The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.

We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and wellbeing, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.

It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.

We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.