Become a part of the team behind the team.
As employees of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter, we do more than basketball. We are blazing trails toward winning championships on and off the court.
We are pioneers and innovators. We look for people who push boundaries, who dream, who are committed to inclusivity – who want to contribute to Rip City!
As our Broadcast Director, you play a critical role focused on directing all Trail Blazers live television productions throughout the season both at home and on the road. We are seeking a strong innovator who can play a key role in helping develop an industry-leading, NextGen broadcast.
In addition to managing and coordinating all internal technical aspects of the Trail Blazers TV Broadcast and external technical requirements, the successful candidate will play a vital role in building a forward-thinking broadcast program. This includes collaborating with our distribution partners and the NBA to explore innovative approaches and technologies that enhance the viewer experience.
As the overseer of the Director/Tech Director responsible for the Trail Blazers Pre/Halftime/Postgame show, the Broadcast TV Director will drive creativity, experimentation, and continuous improvement in these production segments.
Furthermore, this role will actively manage, coordinate, and nurture our Trail Blazers flagship radio partner relationship, as well as our Trail Blazer radio network across our market territory. By leveraging your expertise and forward-looking mindset, you will contribute to the growth and success of our radio broadcasting efforts.
The ideal candidate for this role will excel in building and leading teams, developing, and communicating a vision for their team, and fostering a feedback-rich culture. We value individuals who embrace innovation, think creatively, and have a consistent track record of implementing new ideas to get results.
Committed to developing a collaborative, innovative, diverse, and inclusive culture within the Broadcast division.
Serve as director of live television production.
Provide guidance and support to bring the Broadcast Producers vision to life within a live sports broadcast.
Lead and manage all Full-Time technical production staff/engineers, as well as game night technical production crew.
Oversee Trail Blazers Broadcast production facility operations.
Manage, schedule, and coordinate all technical production needs and crew to operate home and road broadcasts both independently and with outside broadcast crewing vendors.
Manage flagship radio partnership and entire affiliate network partnerships and relationships.
Manage all technical operations with TV/Streaming distribution partners.
Responsible for planning, managing, and implementing Broadcast (TV & Radio) budgeting process
Work collaboratively across all Trail Blazers & Rose Quarter departments including Corporate Partnership Division to drive towards revenue goals.
Coordinate TV mobile facilities and crew for all road games TV/Cable.
WE’D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU:
Are highly skilled in all aspects of the operations of live television production.
Have expert knowledge of broadcast production facilities including gear, equipment, and software programs.
Are highly skilled at problem-solving and quick on-demand decision-making.
Are a collaborative team player with the ability for independent thinking as well as thorough communication.
Have creative and engaging storytelling abilities.
Possess the ability to drive innovation.
Have knowledge of basic computing equipment and software typical in a modern office environment. Knowledge in practical application of Windows OS, MS Outlook, Word and Excel preferred.
Are skilled in developing, fostering, and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Are able to maintain confidentiality, work with sensitive or proprietary information, and exercise discretion.
Have at least eight (8) years of leading production teams and directing live sports broadcasts.
High Basketball IQ preferred.
Must be able to travel to all away games with Basketball team.
Have the ability to work various nights, weekends, and holidays.
Offers of employment are conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approval of a medical or religious exemption and accommodation from the company along with the successful results of an individual background check. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories and review results on an individual basis.
The Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter embraces diversity and inclusion. We celebrate individual expression and uniqueness on our campus. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination. We are committed to hiring individuals that reflect the community we serve without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristics. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
We invest in our employees inside and outside of work. Our benefits package for full-time teammates includes:
Competitive Healthcare Coverage
Paid Maternal & Parental Leave
Flexible Time Off (3 weeks + 11 holidays)
Free Parking + Discounted Mass Transit Passes
Discounted & Complimentary Tickets
Ongoing Learning & Development
Daily Free Lunch