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Media Replay Operator, Studio Ops

ESPN

Bristol, CT 02-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Summary:

The Media Replay Operator I in the Studio Operations Sports group must be proficient in organizing, recording, editing, and playing back server-based material during live and pre-recorded productions while ensuring all content meets ESPN's high standards for video and audio quality. They are also responsible for local media management and naming conventions. Work will be performed in a fast-paced environment for a wide variety of studio shows and events.

Responsibilities
• Operates all broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to organization and distribution of all server content used for recording and playback during control room productions.
• Demonstrates a basic knowledge of editing techniques on instant replay and non-linear systems
• Measure audio and video signals to ensure quality control of ESPN endorsed standards on all operations using comprehensive knowledge of broadcast methods.
• May train others in operational areas and if so, required to generate training documentation.
• Participates in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self-career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation. 
• Demonstrates solid knowledge of plant signal flow/routing.
• Participates in special event coverage and projects as necessary.
• Any other duties needed to help achieve business objectives

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of 2 years practical TV Production or related experience at the large market or network level.
• Proficient knowledge of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to: Video production switchers, server-based recording/playback systems and related control devices, TV Production routers, intercom systems, signal conversion equipment, etc.
• Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Flexibility to alter shifts/days off and work overtime to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.
• 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 regarding 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.
• Participates in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self-career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrable Knowledge of Broadcast Communications Equipment
• Understanding of Remote Event Workflows and Terminology
• Ability to provide exceptional customer service to our partners
• Bilingual (written and spoken) – English/Spanish

Required Education :
• High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education:
• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Studio Production, Journalism,
or related field
• Vocational School Certification
• Related Experience

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxek9z-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

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ESPN

ESPN, Inc. is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment entity featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.