Remote Operations Specialist

7 days left

Jun 01, 2018
Jun 29, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
Job Summary: The Remote Operations Specialist will be responsible for overseeing, planning, and executing the technical management of a Remote Operations sport category (ies) and other special projects as deemed necessary throughout the year. Provides the technical expertise to the productions and operations groups in planning and accomplishing all remote assignments. Responsibilities:
  • Conducts technical surveys for upcoming events (travels to locations to determine technical requirements and obstacles), determines the feasibility of production requirements, the crew size, equipment needs, schedules and approximate costs of such remote originations.
  • Assumes the leadership role in complex tasks and processes that can have a material influence on the outcomes of assigned remote events.
  • Provides Remote Operations and Programming Finance with cost information pertaining to remote technical elements. 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 assigned remote events/productions.
  • Designs technical CAD drawings to depict the technical signal flow of a remote television broadcast.
  • When necessary, provides direction and supervises technical personnel on location. Keeps accurate records and approves all crew time and/or travel time while on location.
  • Provides service as the technical Operations lead (planning, compilation and distribution of pre-event paperwork, budgeting, supervision on site, post event reports, etc.) when required on location.
  • Supervises the installation, operation, teardown, manpower and maintenance of the technical equipment and is technically responsible for the quality of the remote origination.
  • Advises production personnel and the Operations Producers of technical costs and options as situations arise.
  • Acts as the safety supervisor in accordance with OSHA and insurance regulations.
  • Works closely with organizing bodies on the design and implementation of technical processes of each
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  • 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
Basic 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 and s in broadcasting in the video, audio, RF, lighting, videotape and maintenance areas.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of broadcast experience, primarily field technician.
  • Higher working knowledge of High Definition between remote operations and studio operations.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Has and applies an advanced knowledge of the technical equipment requirements of ESPN's and ABC Sports remote operations functions.
Required Education
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Advanced technical school or engineering courses specializing in electronics or radio/TV.
Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
About ESPN: Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That's because we're always finding new ways to interact with fans - however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we're doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.
About The Walt Disney Company: The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with ESPN Productions, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.
ESPN Productions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.