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Regulatory Broadcast Operator -Toronto – Woodbine Entertainment Group – Toronto, ON


Company: Woodbine Entertainment Group

Location: Toronto, ON

  • Full Time

Woodbine Entertainment Group

As a world-class racing industry leader, we need passionate and exceptional people to join us as we create a sustainable future for horse racing while transforming our sites into premier gaming, recreation, work / life and entertainment facilities.Working together as part of a united team, our people play a vital role in creating an exciting future for our company and the sport of horse racing in Ontario. Please reach out if you’re ready to embrace change and be part of a new breed of experience while working for one of Canada’s certified Great Places to Work!Position Overview:
Regulatory Broadcast Operator – TorontoPosition Overview:
This position is responsible for the setup and live operation of broadcast equipment and photo finish equipment as directed by the Simulcast Producer including any or all of the following: cameras; photo finish computer and camera equipment; digital video review system, for the use and review by AGCO stewards and judges, ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and consistent and specific delivery of these required services.This role will encompass both functions of working on the Camera and Photo Finish.In a collaborative team setting, responsible for shooting live video footage and/or for operating photo finish equipment of all thoroughbred or standardbred races specific to the requirements of the AGCO by performing various duties.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESCamera:

  • Prep and set up camera equipment
  • Operation of broadcast big lens cameras with control arms as directed by the Simulcast Producer
  • Framing and composition of shots as specified by Simulcast Producer
  • White balance focus and iris control to ensure the quality of the video signal
  • Responding quickly to directions
  • Liaising with staff
  • Check camera angles and movements

Photo Finish:

  • Operation of photo finish computer, software, camera equipment, mirrors and lights as determined by AGCO requirements
  • Framing and composition of photos as specified by AGCO requirements
  • Stamp photos as templated and deliver photos to photo finish judges and control room as required
  • Focus and iris control to ensure the quality of photos
  • Adjustment and cleaning of photo finish mirrors
  • Assist AGCO judges and stewards with Race Patrol video record system when required
  • Assist in the calibration and alignment of cameras and mirrors during racing to service different track layouts
  • Trouble-shoot issues maintaining the current standard of equipment
  • Follow all company procedures and protocol
  • All other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Assist AGCO judges and stewards with Race Patrol video record system when required
  • Assist in the calibration and alignment of cameras and mirrors during racing to service different track layouts
  • Trouble-shoot issues maintaining the current standard of equipment
  • Follow all company procedures and protocol
  • All other duties, as assigned

Woodbine Entertainment Group is committed to supporting an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process in a work environment where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. If you are contacted by a member of our team, please advise if you require any accommodation with respect to WEG’s recruitment, selection and or/assessment process used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.Qualifications:
JOB SPECIFICATIONSKnowledge

  • General knowledge of television production
  • General knowledge of broadcast equipment operation
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical equipment

Skills

  • General computer skills in a Windows-based software applications environment
  • General organizational skills
  • General verbal and written communication skills
  • General problem solving/troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure face paced environment

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary diploma or certificate in television production or photography, or equivalent experience, and production experience in a control room and/or field production setting

Working Conditions

  • Normal office or control room environment, with little physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like.
  • Possible interruptions and multiple demands.
  • Requires concentration and restriction to location during specific race times
  • Must be versatile and able to work in various weather conditions
  • Must be comfortable working at heights
  • Normally requires standing and walking for up to 75% of the time, and occasionally for extended periods of time during special events.

Woodbine Entertainment Group is committed to supporting an inclusive, barrier- free recruitment and selection process in a work environment where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.If you are contacted by a member of our team, please advise if you require any accommodation with respect to WEG’s recruitment, selection and or/assessment process used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

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