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Graphics Operator

ESPN

Bristol, CT 05-02-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Executes graphics on an intermediate level using ESPN developed playout applications for event and studio productions. Maintains quality of ESPN's on-air product for daily/nightly studio and event productions.

Departmental Summary:

We build, enhance and playout the Animation + Graphics Innovation + Production Design team's world-class designs, utilizing the most state-of-the-art graphics technology in the industry. We are partners with all studio and event productions to showcase statistics and sports information around the clock to enhance our visual storytelling. We are constantly evaluating and adapting our workflows while staffing for maximum efficiencies.

Responsibilities:
• Operates ESPN developed playout applications for live Studio and Event productions
• Works independently on Studio and Event assignments
• Enforces studio and remote formats of ESPN's networks and its promo look
• Ensures the accuracy and timely preparation of graphics assigned to productions
• Able to effectively communicate across the organization to report technical problems. Must also be able to clearly articulate source of problems in defective equipment reports
• Required to work flexible hours and days as production assignments dictate including weekends, nights and holidays
• Maintain administrative records including shift assignment reports and other required documentation
• Upholds production assist responsibilities when necessary
• Trains new hires on various Studio productions
• Fulfill Show Lead responsibilities on multiple productions, including thorough graphics documentation, workflow efficiencies, communication with peers

Qualifications:
• Able to perform at an intermediate level with functions of Windows-based playout applications
• Photoshop skills to assist Design group with headshot cutouts
• Two or more years of on-air graphics systems playout experience in a major market or at the network level
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications are necessary
• Thorough sports knowledge is preferred
• Candidates must be highly motivated, willing to work unusual hours and must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure to meet ever-changing deadlines
• Must be accurate spellers and possess strong communication skills
• Must have reliable transportation to work

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrates versatility on all studio shows including international productions.
• Proficient use of ESPN IMS (Image Management System) for cataloging logos/headshots and custom graphics and Sales elements
• Proficient understanding of ESPN production terminology, control room etiquette and overall professionalism
• Proficient understanding of the various graphic packages and operational procedures

Required Education:
• High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education:
• College degree in Communications, Television & Video Production, Multi-Media, Sports Broadcast Journalism

Additional Information:

#ESPNMedia

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5yv9z-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

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