It is a mystery how many production staff are in a typical region per day (not London, Salford, Oxford, Jersey)
Are there still PAs doing timings, an autocue op, vision control/robotic camera op + director/vision mixer and Sound? Surely graphics op and in studio camera ops are long gone, as has stand alone director and vision mixers?
It is currently different in each region depending on local requirements, age and type of kit, complexity of programmes etc. (For example a region that only makes 1830 and 2230 opts won’t need anywhere near the number of people in a site that makes all opts plus weeklies).
A new staffing template is being rolled out, along with standard kit for each region, though it will take time for this to happen.
It’s not a mystery as how many people work on each programme each day, it’s just not public information (and why should it be?)
Nobody should be in any doubt that the production staff make a huge contribution to shows, and I'm not suggesting otherwise or diminishing any role. However, technology has evolved and its appropriate to discuss staffing and technology investment, and comparisons with other news broadcasts
My view is that the Job title, description, pay band and reporting line in the organisation for every role should be open in a public organisation, as should every exact salary over £85k (x3 of national average) as this would aid transparency, value and equality. A policy common in Northern Europe
Last edited by TheSebastian on 25 October 2020 9:26pm