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ESPN, Inc. Specialist, Production Operations in Connecticut

Position Summary:

The Specialist, Production Operations will be responsible for overseeing, planning, and executing the technical management of a Remote Operations sport category (ies) and other special projects as deemed necessary throughout the year.

The Specialist will provide the technical expertise to the productions and operations groups in evaluating and planning all remote assignments.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in conducting technical surveys for upcoming events (travels to locations to determine technical requirements and obstacles), determines the feasibility of production requirements, the crew size, equipment needs, schedules and approximate costs of such remote originations.

  • Assumes the leadership role in complex tasks and processes that can have a material influence on the outcomes of assigned remote events.

  • Provides Production Operations and Programming Finance with cost information pertaining to remote technical elements.

  • Designs technical CAD drawings to depict the technical signal flow of a remote television broadcast.

  • Helps to supervise the installation, operation, teardown, manpower and maintenance of the technical equipment.

  • Advises production and operations personnel of technical costs and options as situations arise.

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of the latest progress in technical innovation. Assists in the approval process for the selection of vendors, uplink facilities, and fiber connections.

  • Asists or administers the RFP process and guidelines for vendor contracts.

  • Maintains communication flow with other sport category managers on new technical developments or circumstances that may affect other shows or sport groups.

  • Works closely with organizing bodies on the design and implementation of technical processes of each show/event.

  • Keeps accurate records and approves all crew time and/or travel time while on location.

  • Acts as the safety supervisor in accordance with OSHA and insurance regulations.

Qualifications:

  • Has in depth awareness of developments in equipment technology and procedures.

  • Has in-depth knowledge of organization, procurement, financial and logistical skills relating to show creation.

  • Has in-depth knowledge of computer training and how it relates to the new technical equipment utilized on remote events.

  • Knowledge of electronics in broadcasting in the video, audio, RF, lighting, videotape and maintenance areas.

  • Minimum 8 years of broadcast experience, primarily field technician.

  • Solid understanding of the principles of television electronics including: HD, UHD(4K), or SD formats, HDR or SDR formats, Video acquisition, Media recording and management, Transmission methods, Signal routing, Television audio and communication systems, IP systems,

  • Proficient with WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT and VISIO computer programs.

  • Has an in-depth understanding of the procurement aspects of the technical equipment needed to carryout live broadcasts.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and manage people effectively.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and provide efficient and effective solutions on site.

  • Leadership ability is required.

  • Willingness to travel as required.

Required Education :

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education :

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Advanced technical school or engineering courses specializing in electronics or radio/TV.

Additional Information: (i.e. physical requirements, holiday, nights, weekend shifts, etc.)

The hiring range for this remote position is $128,576.00 to $189,750.00 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Job ID: 10080187

Location: ,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: ESPN

ESPN Productions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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