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Specialist, School Production Operations

ESPN

Bristol, CT 03-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Position Summary:

The Specialist, School Production Operations will be responsible for overseeing, planning, and executing the technical management of various school production control rooms across the country 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 the capabilities across college campuses.

Responsibilities:
• Evaluate school capabilities and evaluate equipment across a variety of colleges around the country.
• Determine the feasibility of production requirements, equipment needs, schedules and approximate costs.
• Assumes the leadership role in complex tasks and processes that can have a material influence on the outcomes of the school control room buildout.
• Provides Production Operations and Programming Finance with cost information pertaining to college control rooms.
• Administers the RFP process and guidelines for vender contracts.
• Is held accountable for the application of cost standards that have material impact upon the accuracy, cost and timeliness of college control room buildout.
• Designs technical CAD drawings to depict the technical signal flow of a remote television broadcast.
• Advises production personnel and the operations of technical costs and options as situations arise.
• Works closely with organizing bodies on the design and implementation of technical processes with each control room buildout.
• Recommends equipment on a school by school basis and documents accordingly.
• 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.
• Maintains communication flow with other sport category managers on new technical developments or circumstances that may affect other shows.

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 7+ years of broadcast experience, primarily field technician or as primary specialist at a university that produces linear quality events.
• Higher working knowledge of High Definition
• Proficient with WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT and VISIO computer programs.
• Solid understanding of the principles of television electronics including: HD and SD formats, Video acquisition, Media recording and management, Transmission methods, Signal routing, Television audio and communication systems, IP systems,
• 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.
• Advanced technical school or engineering courses specializing in electronics or radio/TV.

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's Degree

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5y5x3-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $128,576 to $189,750 Per Year ($ USD)
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