Full Time Job

Technical Director, Studio Ops


Bristol, CT 03-18-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Position Summary:

The Technical Director must be proficient in preparing and switching video elements during live and pre-recorded productions in control room environments. Work is done while ensuring all content meets ESPN's high standards of quality and will be performed in a fast-paced environment for a wide variety of studio shows and events.

• Focus on major areas of work, typically 20% or more of role
• Operates all broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas
• Builds and maintains effects for various productions, providing associated communication and documentation to the entire Technical Directing team
• Demonstrates solid knowledge of plant signal flow/routing
• Measures video signals to ensure quality control of ESPN endorsed standards on all operations
• Participates in special event coverage and projects as necessary
• May train others in operational areas and if so, required to generate training documentation.
• File reports, as necessary, on specific working conditions, equipment status, and personal development at the request of management.
• Participate in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self-career development and/or regarding relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation.
• Any other duties needed to help achieve business objectives

• Minimum of 2 years practical Content Production or related experience at the regional to large market or network level.
• Proficient knowledge of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas.
• Flexibility to alter shifts/days off and work overtime to accommodate projects and departmental objectives including the ability to work nights and weekends.
• Must demonstrate ability to perform tasks under tight deadlines, work independently and lead simultaneous projects.
• Solid understanding of workflow in other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations.
• Organizational, efficiency and planning skills are required.
• Must be willing and able to adapt to a constantly changing environment.
• Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...) and solid communication skills.
• Problem solves and troubleshoots using effective communication to best convey any issues needing resolution.
• Seeks out information in regard to the workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations, and utilizing that information to enhance processes and/or educate others.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bilingual (written and spoken) – English/Spanish
• Demonstrable Knowledge of Broadcast Communications Equipment
• Understanding of Remote Event Workflows and Terminology
• Ability to provide exceptional customer service to our partners
• Regional – National Level Live Event Experience
• Demonstrable Grass Valley Switcher and Automation Experience

Required Education:
• High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Studio Production, or related field
• Vocational School or related experience

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

About Disney Direct to Consumer:

Disney's Direct to Consumer team oversees the Hulu and Disney+ streaming businesses within Disney Entertainment helping to bring The Walt Disney Company's best-in-class storytelling to fans and families everywhere.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Direct to Consumer.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8e52k-44-223-39-67-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.