Broadcast and IT Director

Nicosia, Cyprus


Job Description

The purpose of SAT‑7 is to provide Christian satellite television and online services to support the work and witness of the church in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Broadcast and IT Director has the overall responsibility for SAT-7’s day to day technical operations including broadcast and IT functions.

Accountability

Appointed by and responsible to the Chief Operations Officer.

Key responsibilities

  • In charge of the technical strategy of SAT-7, contributing to the digital distribution strategy
  • implementing and managing infrastructure and broadcasting systems to support the SAT-7 ministry in the Middle East and North Africa
  • The successful candidate will run a team based in Cyprus which provisions common systems and infrastructure for all offices across the region and has functional responsibility for IT and broadcasting staff in other offices
  • In charge of SAT-7’s outsourced broadcasting partners, provision of core business systems, networks and encoding, office and video editing computers, IT security etc
  • Define, maintain and improve broadcast and IT standards and capability across SAT-7
  • Responsible for on-screen quality and consistency across channels in terms of processes
  • Set budgets and negotiate contracts effectively

Personal and professional qualifications

  • Be committed to and enthusiastic about the purpose and goals of SAT-7
  • Managerial experience in a similar organisation is required
  • Experience of working in the Middle East or North Africa is a plus
  • High-level knowledge of IT management is mandatory
  • A degree in IT and/or television/cinema or broadcasting studies
  • Be interested in social media and apps and know about developing digital media strategies
  • Outstanding organisational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication skills to facilitate working in a multi-cultural, multi-denominational environment
  • Fluent in English; Arabic, Farsi or Turkish an advantage

Location

Nicosia, Cyprus


To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter explaining your motivation to serve with SAT-7 to hr@sat7.org. Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

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