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Job listing closed on 14 May 2024

Director of Technical Operations

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

The Role and What You’ll Do:

The Director of Technical Operations reports to the VP of Field Operations and oversees the coordination of all technical facilities, equipment procurement and logistics, prepares financial estimates and budgets as well as the creation and dissemination of technical documents for the successful execution of live remote and studio-based broadcasts and productions.

  • Leads the planning and set up of all remote and studio-based broadcasts and productions as it relates to the technical operations.
  • Collaborates with producers and venue ops to develop schedules, operational and transmission plans in the execution of production requirements.
  • Oversees and manages the development and implementation of efficient workflows and processes through the preparation of technical documents to guide the execution of and meet production needs.
  • Performs project analysis, vendor RFP reviews and awards long and short-term contracts based on thorough examination of vendor capabilities, industry experience, customer satisfaction and meeting fiscal objectives.
  • Outlines and drafts financial estimates and budgets for all aspects of technical operations including facility, equipment and logistics for remote and studio productions.
  • Collaborates with Technical Operations Managers to ensure efficient and successful logistics planning for all vendors, technical facilities and rental equipment.
  • Provides on-site technical operational oversight at tent pole events and other remote productions where additional support is required.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with all internal domestic and international event related stakeholders and external facilities and equipment vendors.
  • Continuously analyzes current operations while collaborating with vendors, equipment manufacturers and technology groups on innovation, production enhancements and new developments.

You Have These:

  • Bachelor's degree with studies in television production or digital media
  • 5+ years of broadcast remote operations experience (preferably network level) in a management or supervisory role
  • Live sports remote production experience and thorough understanding of on-site technical operations
  • Financial forecasts and budget preparation and management experience
  • Team player who is highly organized, efficient, able to multi-task and a strong communicator
  • Excellent computer and technical skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Coordination and teamwork skills

How we work:

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 5 days per week/in a remote capacity. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.