Full Time Job

Transmission Operator

NBC Sports

Stamford, CT 06-05-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

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Job Description

NBC Sports is looking for an experienced Transmission Operator to monitor and maintain Broadcast feeds and operations at their Stamford studio location. The Transmission Operator is a public facing representative of NBC Sports communicating and coordinating with multiple departments within the company and with outside providers. This includes fiber providers, technology vendors and internal and external clients.

This position is responsible for acquiring and transporting contribution-based content as well as small project-based assignments within the department. The Transmission Operator is responsible for the quality control of transmission for NBC Sports, business partners within NBC Universal and large-scale events such as the Olympics, NFL, Golf and Soccer. The candidate for this position will have knowledge of these technologies: fiber, satellite, bonded cellular, compression equipment, test gear, video, audio, and IP. Performance of this position must be accurate, efficient and with a professional demeanor to uphold the NBC Sports standards.

Job Responsibilities:
• Responsible for transmission coordination and check-in for high profile sporting events based off companywide scheduling system
• Interfaces with the Operations and Production departments to ensure the utmost quality for all their transmission and routing needs
• Responsible for troubleshooting and monitoring of on-air video and audio signals, satellite transmissions and multiplexed signals for multiple broadcast streams
• Interacts with transmission carriers to resolve issues, escalations, maintenance, and overall performance
• Establishes standard operation procedures for all transmission technologies activities which include audio/video and communications check-in and QC process for remotes, outgoing transmission activity, and ingest
• Provides quality control and support to all departments in need of feeds assistance
• Partners with engineering teams to troubleshoot higher level problems
• Assists in equipment testing and configuration as needed


Basic Requirements:
• Knowledge of fiber optic and coax transport, H.264, HEVC, 4K encoding and decoding, ASI, IP, J2K compression, frame syncs, matrix-based communications systems, and plant routing systems
• Knowledge of IP transmission and IP video workflows
• Ability to comprehend signal flow documents (CAD) as well as systems level troubleshooting

Desired Characteristics:
• Preferred minimum three (3) years broadcast / operations experience
• Ability to maintain composure in a high-pressure work environment

Additional Requirements:
• Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
• Must be able to work holidays, nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older
• It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law
• Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing [email protected].

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmmwpm-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.