Quays News is an online digital News platform powered by a dedicated team of students from the University of Salford.¬†They¬†follow stories that are important locally to the North West community, producing specialised content and broadcasting programmes including ‘Quays News’ LIVE from the studio at MediaCityUK.

This week I took on the Floor Manager position which involves;

  • checking that equipment, e.g. microphones and earpieces, are working before the show;
  • referring to floor plans;
  • assisting guests on the show;
  • relaying instructions from the control room to the studio floor using a talkback system;
  • keeping the director and producer informed of action off-camera;
  • assisting in the planning and preparation of productions;
  • overseeing the work of other departments, such as sound, lighting and props;
  • rehearsing live shows;
  • giving cues and time counts to presenters, actors or guests;
  • organising runners to make the best use of studio time;
  • looking ahead in the programme schedule to anticipate any changes to the set, or to see what props are required later in the show;
  • briefing and looking after those involved in the programme;
  • managing the audience, e.g. explaining safety requirements, show timings and what will happen during filming and when the programme will be aired;


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