Roll out of bed and wash my face (I will never get used to waking up this early!)
Get dressed and do my make-up.
Make a breakfast smoothie and pack my lunch.
Jump in the car and drive to work. I live near Sydney Olympic Park making the drive a little more scenic.
Arrive at work. First thing I do is read emails to get updated on what has happened while I haven’t been at work. I have my breakfast smoothie while I am doing this.
On morning shifts I complete daily as-run checks. This is to ensure that the as-run documents are true to what appeared on-air. An as-run literally means “as-it-runs”. It’s a little hard to explain this process exactly! In total I check 37 files, which takes me a total 2.5 hours to get through them all.
Once finished, I submit these files to our client and then email my managers stating that they have been delivered.
I greet the on-air presentation coordinators (it’s nice to be friendly!) and collect operational workflows. If required, I print more workflow documents.
The perfect time to make a coffee. Deluxe has a barista coffee machine! It’s amazing!
Now that I have my coffee, it’s time to do some testing for the new automated as-run checks. Basically, I’m checking if the automation system is creating the correct information in the as-run documents. If I notice any issues, I notify the Platform Subject Matter Expert.
Check if the presentation coordinators require breaks. If so, I seat in the presentation suites and monitor the markets for the channel until the coord returns. A market is the area in which the channel is transmitted to, for example Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide are all different markets. We monitor a total of 12 markets for four channels.
Lunch time! If the weather is pleasant I like to go outside for lunch. It’s nice to get away from all the screens.
After lunch, I check my emails again to see if I am required to complete any additional duties. If not, I do captions checks. Captions checks requires me to watch parts of programs a few days in advance to ensure the captions are working properly.
Every month our department has a meeting to discuss up-coming live events, system updates and our achievements for the month.
When I get home after work I like to relax and literally do nothing!
Go to the supermarket and do the weekly grocery shop.
Choose a TV show to watch while I’m cooking dinner. My favourites currently are Black Mirror and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Eat dinner and pack lunch for the next day.
Take a shower.
Tidy my apartment and catch up on social media.
Bed time! I can’t cope without at least 8 hours of sleep.