NFL Media is looking for a freelance Media Ingest Operator at our West Coast Headquarters in Inglewood, CA to manage and record baseband feeds of our daily studio shows and remote sources. Feeds include NFL games, various daily network studio shows, press conferences, breaking news and larger NFL events, such as the Super Bowl, Thursday Night Football and NFL Draft.

This position works directly with several departments, including Transmission (TOC), Production, News Desk, Media Administration and Engineering, escalating any technical issues as they arise. Candidate also needs to possess advanced organizational skills, a strong work ethic, positive workplace approach and work well in a fast-paced, dynamic production environment.

Essential Functions

  • Daily ingest of multiple baseband feeds to our EVS media ingest server within a fast-paced live broadcast production environment

  • Familiarity with IP Director, IPD-VIA, X-File and other tools within the EVS suite of applications

  • Clipping of feeds from local record trains on XS servers and delivery of those feeds to selected targets on the network

  • Familiarity with our Imagine Magellan SDNO video router system (or similar) and facilitate all routes from various sources within the facility to our EVS server ingest channels

  • Management of multiple Zoom, Facetime or Skype recording sessions, initiating those calls and ingests as requested

  • Detailed labeling of all incoming remote feeds and studio shows within our ingest platform, following standardized labeling conventions

  • Efficient communication over our intercom PL system and Slack to various groups throughout the facility, including Control Rooms, Transmission, News Desk and Media Administration

  • Ability to monitor audio and video signals to ensure quality control

  • Proficiency working in file-based workflows, including transferring, transcoding and processing of files

Required Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with EVS, including IP Director, IPD-VIA, X-File and all other related applications within the EVS environment

  • Strong communication skills, including oral and writing skills, professional phone/intercom communication and responsiveness to emails and Slack messages. Monitoring the provided daily ingest grids and tracking daily feeds throughout the day from the grid

Preferred Education and Experience

  • BA Degree preferred and/or minimum of 5 years’ experience in broadcast industry experience

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Extensive knowledge of the NFL and College football. This position requires an in-depth knowledge of the NFL including team rosters and league activity. The ability to know the current rosters in the NFL and to be able to spell player's names accurately is a crucial skill in order to succeed in this role.

  • Independent problem solving and troubleshooting of any technical issues and effective communication to escalate any issues needing resolution to management

  • Possess a strong work ethic, emphasis to detail and a positive teamwork approach.

  • Comfortable in live network environment and remain focused under pressure.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting for extended periods.

Salary / Pay Range

This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • This position a 24/7 broadcast facility, so shifts can be scheduled on weekend hours and holidays. Candidate must have a flexible schedule and be able to work off-hour shifts when needed.

  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.