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Operations Technician

23 June 2021

Operations Technician
Grade B2, £22,742-£24,093 per annum
Full time, permanent contract, based in Stornoway

Who are we looking for?

Are you a team player? Are you interested in working in TV production? Do you have video/audio experience?

If the answer to those questions is “yes” and if you are good at working with people, with strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to work, we would be very interested to hear from you.  You will need to have proficiency in Gaelic, or be actively learning the language.

The role

The Operations Technician will work as part of the Operations Team carrying out a range of studio and post production tasks both within the broadcast facilities at MG ALBA and on location. The majority of the working week will consist of the editing and the mixing of audio for channel presentation material.

Training will be provided on specific aspects of the workflows in place to ensure you are fully equipped to carry out your duties.

Who are we?

MG ALBA, Scotland’s Gaelic Media Service, operates the Gaelic television channel BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC.  Our Operational Plan for 2020/21 provides important information about our aims and outcomes for this year.

Where are we?

This post is based at our offices in Stornoway.


Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA

  • Nominated as one of the best places to work in broadcasting in the UK for 5 consecutive years
  • Investors in People & Investors in Young People (Gold)
  • We offer 25 days annual leave + 12 days public holidays
  • We pay 10% to a pension scheme for you, and add 5% if you match it
  • To encourage healthy lifestyles we offer gym membership
  • We have family-friendly & flexible working practices.


Interested? Next Steps

Please refer to the Job Decription and Information Pack here.

Formal applications should be submitted by 2pm, Wednesday 7 July 2021 to Claire Macleod, HR Advisor at To apply, please submit your current CV and let us know by letter what motivates and interests you about the role and working for MG ALBA.

Informal enquiries can be made to Claire Macleod, HR Advisor, hr

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 July 2021 by Teams call.