Contract Job

Broadcast Operations Coordinator

Electronic Arts

Redwood City, CA 07-17-2020
  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

The Broadcast Operations Coordinator is an integral part of the organization and coordination of live and live-to-tape productions across multiple titles. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the development of internal systems and processes of the Broadcast team and assisting with the day-to-day technical coordination and planning of productions. To support the Engineering team with asset inventory management & maintenance, sanitation protocol/procedures, and equipment logistics. This role is challenging, technically critical, and constantly evolving. The Broadcast Operations Coordinator will work directly with the corresponding Coordinating Producers, Production Coordinators, Technical Production Managers & Senior Technical Production Manager to deliver world-class productions.

This is a 12-month contract position with the potential to extend.

Key Responsibilities
• Lead organizational and execution efforts to support production demands streamlining process and procedures
• Assist with project plans and schedule commitments to ensure plans are integrated and aligned to overall production schedule
• Help resolve all facility, equipment, network and broadcast scheduling issues with parties involved
• Provide feedback during debrief meetings and help complete post-show documentation
• Assist with Studio set builds, changeovers, and repairs
• • Work with Director of Broadcast, Production Coordinators, and Sr. Technical Production Manager to schedule and manage execution
• Network Coordination - ISP accounts; installs, transfers, and cancellations
• • Work with Network & Transmission Engineers to deploy and manage remote network locations; talent, guests, players, and crew
• Equipment Storage Solution; design, implement, & maintain equipment storage solution
• • Process in-bound and out-bound equipment & sanitize
• Operate, track, and report equipment in online management system, including repairs, maintenance and shipments
• Assist the Senior Technical Production Manager with facility expansion projects; attend weekly meetings and provide feedback
• Establish and maintain good working relationship with clients and/or vendors and help them to navigate EA procedures
• Offer innovative, creative ideas that add value to the engineering team and assigned projects
• Other duties and tasks assigned

Job Requirements
• Demonstrate superior leadership qualities; work in a team-focused environment with fellow employees, office staff, vendors, and crews to manage, delegate and/or execute tasks, solve problems, and deliver a world-class product
• Perform with a high level of professionalism at all times; expertly troubleshoot and deliver consistent sound judgment direction and guidance to others in high-pressure situations
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task
• Work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
• Must be agile, strategic thinker and have strong organizational skills
• Must have a high level of self-motivation and technical aptitude

Minimum Qualifications
• 2 + years of experience in live broadcast environment, with Master Control and Transmission experience preferred
• BA/BS degree; concentration in Communications, Telecommunications, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering preferred
• Proven leader with the ability to delegate and lead teams effectively
• Willing and able to travel periodically, flexibly, and internationally
• Willing to work weekends and holidays
• Airline travel required; possess or be willing to acquire a U.S. passport
• Participate in requested background checks when assigned to shows that require it

Physical Job Requirements
• Must be able to work shifts that typically last 12 - 15 hours but could extend up to 20 hours
• Must be able to walk or stand up to 8 hours at a time
• Ability to bend, squat, kneel on both knees, and climb stairs frequently
• Ability to lift up to 50 - 75 lbs. frequently
• Ability to carry 50 lbs. a distance of 50 feet occasionally
• Ability to pinch (10 lbs.) and grip (50 lbs.) related broadcast equipment
• Must be able to maintain a position within a space 3.5 - 4 feet tall up to 1 minute occasionally
• Ability to horizontally transfer 50 lbs. on a push-pull cart up to 50 feet
• Ability to vertically transfer 50 lbs. on a push-pull system with upper extremities only
• Ability to ascend and descend a ladder

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Company Profile
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.