Full Time Job

Director I

ESPN

Charlotte, NC 05-27-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

Responsible for directing ESPN Charlotte REMI game telecasts and studio productions by coordinating show information in advance, then disseminating the information to the production and operational units. Team builder with strong production and technical knowledge required.

Responsibilities:
• Direct live productions from the control room or mobile unit by ''calling the shots''; coordinate and execute all aspects of a fast-paced ''live'' telecast; both game and studio productions.
• Provide clear, concise and orderly communication of traffic to all involved during each assigned production.
• Works with Producer and Operations team to determine camera placement at each venue; plans and executes the capture of desired shots, live-to-tape builds and sequences of shots.
• Directs the technical crews and freelancers assigned to remote events; conducts production and technical meetings to define crew responsibilities and to outline expectations of the crew for any given live remote sporting event.
• Oversee all aspects of the production, including lighting, camera blocking, visual effects, graphics and timing to ensure a quality presentation.
• Participate in meetings with managers and producers to develop the concepts, editorial themes and specific narratives for assigned productions.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 10 years' major market/network experience with emphasis on live game productions.
• A thorough understanding of television production is mandatory.
• Clear, concise and comprehensive verbal communication skills are required.
• Ability to think quickly in a pressure situation is a necessity.
• Leadership skills are essential as the position includes facility and crew oversight, organization and show execution, plus problem solving.
• Hard working, detail oriented, creative; passionate about production and interested in technology.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) fluency preferred

Required Education
• High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's Degree in communications, electronics, television production or related field

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