Floor manager is in charge of the studio floor and co-ordinates and setup all equipment/props/guest in studio in accordance to health and safety.
1.Gear checks, Technical Tests
•Position cameras to the correct positions as per show requirements
•Power up all studio floor equipment.
•Make sure that cables are neatly arranged for health and safety purposes.
•Check that equipment is in working condition.
•Make sure that health and safety regulations are adhered to, e.g. keeping 'safe areas' and fire exits clear of equipment.
•Follow the instructions from TD .
•Relay instructions from the control room to the studio floor using a talkback system and hand signals.
•Keep the director and producer informed of action off-camera.
•Oversee the work of other departments, such as sound, lighting and props.
•Give cues and time counts to presenters, actors or guests.
•Look ahead in the programme schedule to anticipate any changes to the set, or to see what props are required later in the show.
•Assist guests on the show.
•Brief and look after those involved in the programme
•Manage the audience, e.g. explaining safety requirements, show timings and what will happen during filming and when the programme will be aired.
•Attend to technical problems.
•Prepare the studio and be on standby for recordings .
•Check the show requirements from the producer.
•Collect scripts for the anchor/s.
•Look after guests and guide them on set.
•Relay TD’s instructions to the floor crew and talent.
•Prepare and send a daily shift report detailing the errors and equipment faults as occurred during the broadcast.
•Report the faulty equipment to the relevant department’s i.e. engineers/IT and ensure follow through to get equipment faults resolved timeously.
•Ensure that the studio and other technical areas are clean at all times and that the equipment is safely stored.
Key Performance Indicators:
•Ability to work in and to demonstrate a flexible approach in a fast changing and sometimes pressurized 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.
•Demonstrable interest in programme output.
Education: Relevant Television Qualification
Languages: Business English
Experience: Minimum 2 years relevant experience
Specific Professional Competencies:
•Coping under pressure
•Conflict handling skills
•Computer literacy: MSO Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
12 Month Contract