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Video switcher Operator (Multimedia Technician)

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: TEC1894-1701

We are looking for a skilful Multimedia Technician. In this position you will support a variety of TV and video productions, including LIVE. You will also operate digital video/audio electronic equipment, record and edit video and content/feeds. You will work closely with clients, support multimedia field production, TV and video studio operations. This position involves working over public holidays, weekend, as well as shift work. You should be able to multitask work across various roles within a TV studio control room. Working knowledge of English language is mandatory, other broadcast region language is an advantage.


  • Specialized education in audio-visual arts and/or specialized training in the operation of television broadcasting equipment;
  • At least 5 years of experience in working in a live television and radio control room and digital editing;
  • Operate video, audio and lighting equipment for live or studio/remote location shoots, and video playback of pre-recorded programs;
  • Knowledge of television production requirements and television production process;
  • Knowledge of vision mixing software and equipment;
  • Languages:
  • English language (Proficient), mandatory;
  • Broadcast region language an advantage;

Main Responsibilities of position

  • Performs the duties of video switcher operator: edits video and TV programs live as they are being transmitted or recorded; works with the Director to visually create the program;
  • Operates television equipment to record, edit, mix and prepare material for broadcast;
  • Ensures quality presentation of vision and other video effects in the production of live and pre-recorded programs;
  • Operates TV studio control room;
  • Edits news and feature videos for the Multimedia department, the services’ websites, and services’ TV broadcasts;
  • Manages music, subtitles, graphics, and effects for video projects;
  • Operates cameras in the TV studio and in field reporting;
  • Acts as an audio engineer for video and radio broadcasts and web programs;
  • Sets up lighting for studio and field productions;

Apply now

Should you be interested in this position please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter in English to , including in the subject line the vacancy number as above.

Appointment against this post is on a local basis only. Please note that for the locally advertised positions preference will be given to those with a work permit and/or a valid residence status in the Czech Republic. Locally recruited employees should reside within commuting distance of Prague, Czech Republic, or be willing to move to take up work. They are not eligible for allowances applicable to candidates who are internationally recruited. Rather, they receive statutory benefits as per Czech labor law. Salary scales for locally recruited employees are based on the best prevailing local conditions. RFE/RL does, however, cover the costs of interview travel and, upon appointment, some relocation costs.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization based in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asian nations. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in the local language. RFE/RL broadcasts in 26 languages and attracts more than 26 million weekly listeners and online visitors. With more than 400 journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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