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The Sr. Manager of Technical Operations will have a solid working knowledge of control room production, transmission operations and cloud-based master control operations and workflows. Candidate should have a strong technical operations and engineering background to ensure all technical facility requirements are met. Needs to work with technical operations and engineering management to resolve all technical and operational issues.

Responsibilities

  • Manages daily activities for groups implementing technical production activities for the NFL Media Group.

  • Is a working day of air supervisor that manages Inglewood technical operations that include transmission, reception, and quality control of NFL content. To report and efficiently troubleshoot and resolve issues.

  • Translates approved objectives into work plans and procedures.

  • Works with technical operations and engineering management to identify and implement SOP’s intended to ensure facility personnel work and communicate efficiently to support production objectives.

  • Integrates the use of new technologies and procedures into the technical operations area.

  • Must work closely with VP of Technical Operations and the master control team to develop, evaluate and implement a cloud-based master control origination and distribution strategy.

  • Must work with the Remote Operations team to provide proper oversight of master transmission plans for NFL Media live events including, but not limited to the NFL Draft, The NFL Networks Games Package, Super Bowl Week, The Combine, Hall of Fame Enshrinement and Game, HBCU, East West Shrine and Senior Bowl Games.

  • Needs to work with News management to coordinate and support Inside Training Camp, Back Together Saturday, Pre-Season, weekly Regular Season and Playoff coverage across all NFL Media platforms.

  • Work collaboratively with NFL Production, Studio Operations, NFL Films, Encompass Master Control, NFL DM Streaming team and selected NFL vendors to ensure all show and content objectives are met.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years overall broadcast operations experience in a major market, national network, or large-scale cable/satellite provider.

  • Strong background in television studio and remote production required.

  • Strong understanding of fiber, IP and satellite signal paths required.

  • Intimate knowledge of the individual roles and responsibilities for each member of the Technical Operations team (i.e. TOC, Ingest, Audio, Video, Technical Director, EVS and Playback, etc.) Master control management experience preferred.

  • Hands-on and/or working knowledge of systems/equipment used in functions identified above, including SMPTE 2110, HD SDI, ASI, various video and audio formats and the monitoring equipment used to QC incoming and outgoing feeds.

  • Must have experience in developing cloud based workflows for network origination and distribution

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills required.

  • Ability to be both a leader and a team player that motivates and influences colleagues.

  • Be an effective communicator across all NFL Media departments and with the NFL’s partners and vendors.

  • Ability to multi-task, effectively prioritize tasks and be able to delegate duties where appropriate.

  • The candidate should a creative thinker, a problem solver, analytical and possess excellent communications skills (written and verbal).

  • Successfully cultivate collaborative relationships internally and with external partners.

Travel

  • Some travel required

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week.

  • Early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays

  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.

  • We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.

  • 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.

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