Guarantee VT Engineer Job Description


CTV is part of Euro Media 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 Finals, 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 VT Guarantee you will be responsible for all aspects of the on-site VT environment as well as the planning and job preparation at CTV base in High Wycombe. You will be integral to the on-location production liaising closely with clients to produce a high-end product to tight deadlines.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of the truck or derig facility at our warehouse.
  • Configuring replay systems for live sport as well as light entertainment events.
  • Operating and maintaining EVS LSM systems on ongoing sports contracts.
  • Media acquisition using a variation of workflows for post-production.
  • Handling high pressure environments.


You will need to have at least 3 years experience and competence in the following:

  • SDI or/and IP Broadcast Video Systems High Definition (Ultra HD preferred).
  • Minimum 3 years working in live broadcast environments.
  • Basic Windows & Mac OSX networking knowledge.
  • An understanding of EVS LSM configuration and operation.
  • Understanding of tape and disc based recording systems.
  • Understanding of different video standards, record and delivery formats


A successful applicant will display the following attributes:

  • Ability to work calmly and professionally in the pressurised Live Broadcast environment.
  • Personable communication skills with both Client and colleagues.
  • Capacity to problem solve and adapt when situations require.
  • Willingness to mentor and train junior Engineers.
  • Enthusiasm to identify and assess new workflows when appropriate.
  • Willingness to be involved in first line maintenance of systems and items.
  • Ability to work as a team but also demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Comfortable with working long hours.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken by CTV you will be required to travel and at times spend long periods away from home.

There are also vacancies for Guarantee Engineers and training will be given where needed.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

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