Full Time Job

Remote Traffic Coordinator

ESPN

Remote / Virtual 04-21-2022
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The Remote Traffic Coordinator I is responsible for planning, procuring, and managing the telecommunications facilities and services that connect worldwide event venues with ESPN in Bristol, and other destinations, as necessary. These services will include the procurement and coordination of transportable and fixed satellite earth stations, occasional satellite transponders, high and low bandwidth fiber circuits, voice and data circuits, encryption and compression technologies, and other telecom services and facilities as needed. Develop and manage cost budgets for each program delivery.

Responsibilities:
• For all assigned programs and events, research, gather and integrate necessary technical, operational and fiscal information from various departments and other sources within and without ESPN.
• Use this information to analyze and determine all telecommunications requirements and costs.
• Once requirements are determined, ensure that proper telecommunications resources are provided in a fashion that conforms to ESPN's technical, operational and cost standards.
• Using various information tools and methods, provide updates to all relevant departments and individuals on the technical, operational and cost status for each project.
• For each program or event, prepare and maintain a budget of estimated and actual costs for any telecommunications resources provided.
• Approve the accuracy and proper budget assignment of invoices for hired services and facilities.
• Coordinate the flow of budget and invoice information to ESPN financial departments according to established procedures.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge about the operational and technical aspects of various telecom services and equipment at a level necessary and appropriate for fulfilling the department's responsibilities.
• Ensure that telecom service and equipment vendors meet and maintain ESPN technical and operational standards.
• When required, oversee provision of Network Traffic equipment to remote venues.
• Periodic weekend and evening hours required. For all assigned programs and events, research, gather and integrate necessary technical, operational and fiscal information from various departments and other sources within and without ESPN.
• Use this information to analyze and determine all telecommunications requirements and costs. Once requirements are determined, ensure that proper telecommunications resources are provided in a fashion that conforms to ESPN's technical, operational and cost standards.
• Using various information tools and methods, provide updates to all relevant departments and individuals on the technical, operational and cost status for each project.
• For each program or event, prepare and maintain a budget of estimated and actual costs for any telecommunications resources provided.
• Approve the accuracy and proper budget assignment of invoices for hired services and facilities. Coordinate the flow of budget and invoice information to ESPN financial departments according to established procedures.
• As assigned, provide management of all on-site telecommunications at remote venues.
• As assigned, provide continuous support and coordination to other ESPN departments for all relevant programs and events. This support may be either on-site in Bristol or available on an on-call basis and includes scheduled weekend and evening-hours availability.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge about the operational and technical aspects of various telecom services and equipment at a level necessary and appropriate for fulfilling the department's responsibilities.
• Ensure that telecom service and equipment vendors meet and maintain ESPN technical and operational standards.
• When required, oversee provision of Network Traffic equipment to remote venues.
• Perform various special projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of two years of academic or workplace broadcasting or communications experience strongly preferred.
• Candidate must possess strong communications and interpersonal skills and organizational abilities.
• Candidate must be able to maintain attention to detail and work independently in a demanding deadline driven environment.
• Travel, including passport-based international trips, required for assigned events.
• Operates within the defined goals of the Remote Operations department.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Has basic knowledge of the technical equipment requirements of ESPN's remote operations functions.
• Has a basic understanding of the procurement aspects of the technical and operational equipment needed to carryout broadcasts.

Required Education
• High School Diploma

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's Degree in communications or related field

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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Company Profile
ESPN

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