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Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA): Looking for Broadcast Operator ($25-$30/hr)

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is Canada’s HR thought leader with more than 20,000 members in 28 chapters across Ontario. It connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR information resources, events, professional development and networking opportunities and annually hosts Canada’s largest HR conference. In Ontario, HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources management and the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) designation, reserved for high-impact HR leaders. www.hrpa.ca

Broadcast Operator
Reporting to Webcast & Video Specialist
Freelance – as required Hourly range: $25 – $30/hour

HRPA’s HR Broadcasting program brings premium HR education to our members. Our webcast platform live streams HRPA’s in-class professional development—workshops, seminars and executive events—direct to our members’ computers, tablets or mobile devices so our members get the full classroom experience from wherever they want. HRPA HR Broadcast is a distance learning solution that is as rewarding as attending in person.

The Broadcast Operator is responsible for webcasting and video operations for HRPA’s HR Broadcasting program. Principally working from the association’s learning centre at 150 Bloor St. W., Toronto. Technical duties include setting up webcast equipment, operating our Adobe Connect webcast platform and recording live webcast for archive.

The ideal candidate will be someone with a record of excellent customer service, managing live webcasts and live broadcasting. This individual is well organized with high energy, a sunny disposition and exceptional communications and interpersonal skills. This role is ideal for someone with at least one year of experience in broadcasting or webcasting services. This is a rapidly evolving field, so the incumbent must be comfortable with technology, possessing demonstrated curiosity and imagination, with an interest in understanding of emerging trends in webcasting and video broadcasting applications.

Job Description:
• Customer service orientated to effectively manage client communications, as well as deftly resolve any satisfaction or delivery issues to ensure all customers have a positive experience
• QA/QC of technical elements and overall capture of recorded programs; ensure good quality audio and video is streaming live online
• Working to tight deadlines while ensuring quality is not compromised
• Work at the association’s learning centre at 150 Bloor St. W., Toronto
• Use of video and Webcast software required for extended length events–2hr to ½-day to full-day seminars—in order to maintain engagement with online learning
• Work on other video projects that arise, including web videos, social media projects and pre-recorded messages, provide content for HRPA’s YouTube Channel, HRPA TV, etc.
• Provide best standards and practice to all webcasts

Attributes /Skills
• Knowledge of webcasting technologies and concepts
• Knowledge of audio workflow for webcast
• Basic knowledge of design programs like Photoshop and illustrator
• Knowledge of Power Point
• Experience in shooting live events
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
• Ability to handle pressure and the willingness and drive to work to tight deadlines
• Keen interest, understanding and use of different audio and video technologies and how to adapt them to our environment
• Strong work ethic and positive team attitude

Experience /Qualifications
• Enrolled in college technical training or certificates in A/V and electronic media
• Experience user of Adobe Production Suite of products , Wirecast, Adobe Connect or similar webcast software
• Experience with PowerPoint, HTML or online production, a plus
Work environment
• Must be willing and able to work on-site at HRPA with minimum notification Broadcasts may start as early as 7:30am (requiring set-up by 6:30am) or run as late as 8pm

To apply for this position, please email ahsu@hrpa.ca.

We wish to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.