Guarantee Sound Engineer Job Description


CTV is part of EuroMedia Group (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of broadcast services. From its head office in High Wycombe CTV run a state of the art fleet of UHD outside broadcast trucks providing coverage of international events for a diverse range of clients.

Sports contracts include European Tour Golf, Test match cricket, Premier League football, the boat race, the London Marathon, Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup. 
Light entertainment contracts include the Brit Awards, The Baftas, X-Factor Final, Sports personality of the year and the Isle of Wight festival. Fixed rig reality contracts include One born every minute, First Dates and 24 hours in A&E.

The role

As a sound guarantee you will take charge of all areas of audio engineering on location. You will be instrumental in maintaining high standards from the planning stages through to transmission. You will be responsible for operating and maintaining complex broadcast sound systems on site, ensuring that a high fidelity product is delivered to strict deadlines.


  • Configuring, maintaining and operating digital audio consoles.
  • Programming and operation of video and audio routing systems, embedders and Dolby encoders.
  • Co-ordination of all talkback communications on site.
  • Specifying audio equipment for productions, recommending appropriate microphones and their placement. Audio mixing as required.


  • A minimum of 3 years sound engineering experience in a live television environment, preferably in outside broadcasts.
  • Demonstrable experience of digital sound consoles, in particular Calrec mixers.
  • Thorough knowledge of multichannel sound processing and encoding.
  • Extensive experience of configuring intercom systems, in particular Telex and Riedel.
  • Programming and installation of RF base stations and radios, and an understanding of licensing procedures.
  • Working knowledge of ISDN and telephony, 2-wire systems and VOIP.
  • Conversant with network and IP protocols.
  • An understanding of different video formats and their implications on audio processing.

There are vacancies for both junior and senior guarantee engineers and training will be given where needed. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Due to the nature of the industry all roles will require both national and international travel and weekend working.

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