NBC Universal Technical Manager - NBC Sports in Stamford, Connecticut

Job Number 35721BR

Job Title Technical Manager - NBC Sports

Business Segment NBC Sports Group

Sub-Business NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics

Posting Category Studio Technical Operations

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

Sports & Olympics

NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcasted 14 Olympic Games including the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, more than any other network. NBC Olympics is also renowned for its award-winning production including more than 90 Emmy Awards. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2012 London Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 217 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Connecticut

City Stamford

Responsibilities

Role Purpose

The Technical Manager will provide front-line management of personnel, facilities, equipment, operations and technology for a customer driven production operations group. Coordinate all technical and logistical requirements prior to air and then in the control rooms to ensure that all technical aspects of the production go as planned. This position works with and supports productions in the NBC Sports Group Stamford facility including the NBC Sports Network, NBC Network, as well as NBC Olympics.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with all show personnel in planning programs and scheduling manpower resources including field crews, edit rooms, control rooms and production studios

  • Coordinate and communicate with remote origination locations to ensure technical quality and readiness for air

  • Ensure efficient utilization of company resources within a fast paced rapidly changing environment

  • Work with other NBC entities, outside broadcasters and vendors to identify, negotiate for and secure required resources.

  • Assist in the strategic financial planning process and the development and tracking of short and long term budgets.

  • Maintain technical and broadcast quality.

  • Work closely with engineering to insure all equipment is meeting clients expectations.

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable company policies.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum five 5 years’ experience in live, studio television production experience.

  • At least five 5 years’ experience in engineering support and operational experience in broadcast studio and production control room.

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience with field/remote production processes and equipment (including satellite/telco and communications) experience.

  • Must have proficient computer skills, including Apple, Outlook, MS Word, Excel.

  • Willingness to work long hours during the week and across weekends.Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBC Universal'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.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Should have managerial skills.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.

  • Must understand digital production and file based workflows.

  • Work well under pressure, including tight deadlines.

  • Clear communication skills with the ability to be effective across diverse groups throughout the company and external vendors.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

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