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Master Control Operator

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ESPN, Inc.

Bristol, CT

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ESPN Production Operations is a unit within the Production division of ESPN Content. Our staff comprises Network Control, Edit, Studio, Production Control Rooms, Media Operations, Operations Specialists, Facility Resources and Business Operations. Production Operations staffs the operational positions (camera, editing, master control, technical directing, etc.) that support domestic and international studio and event programming and network operations.

The Master Control Operator must be proficient in the use of all broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas to execute live and pre-recorded programming and commercials as scheduled. The Master Control Operator will understand & execute these items and more, including but not limited to: protocols for live programs, commercial and program log documentation, regional feeds and market protection procedures, intercom communication procedures, media transfers for specific operating conditions, and any required documentation.

Our ideal candidate must be flexible with their schedule as this is a 24/7 operation and should expect to work nights, holidays and weekends. The ability to perform the job at hand under a tight deadline while demonstrating strong interpersonal communication skills is a must. Other skills that we are looking for in our candidates include: organizational and planning skills, being able to adapt to a constantly changing environment, strong communication skills and a good computer background with programs such as Outlook and Excel.

**Responsibilities :**

Network operation for individual recorded and/or live shows, content and commercial segments, in response to the changing creative and master control operational requirements of the ESPN network(s)

Proficient knowledge and application of network control standards & information along with operating systems. Will conduct a proficient level of quality control measuring and take corrective action steps to enhance audio/video in support of applicable ESPN Standard Operating Procedures

Proficient understanding of workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations. Proficient problem solving and troubleshooting techniques and effective communication with those business units to best convey the issues necessary for resolution

Demonstrate proficient skills problem solving and troubleshooting and effective communication to best convey the issues necessary for resolution

Provide support for ESPN Domestic networks, International networks and digital platforms

May participate in training of others in operational areas and generate training documentation

Participation in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self/career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation

Keep abreast of technology and workflows to create accurate and efficient results in specific assignments or future plans

Assigned to operational roles and expected to report on system status for specific area

Complies fully with company and/or departmental standard operating procedures. May support the updating of SOPs for area

Demonstrates sound communication with timely follow up with problem solving

Must be adept at understanding complex information and demonstrate comprehension through operational proficiency

Expected to share experiences and offer solutions to standard workflow or system problems

Expected to initiate productive interactions with counterparts in Operations and closely related support departments. Together, complete the expected assignments based upon timelines and pre-determined guidelines

Communicates regularly with direct Supervisor and/or Manager in compliance with departmental guidelines

Provides quality service in assigned area to all customers, as defined and assigned by management

As necessary, participate in team based projects and contribute recommendations for the departmental objectives

**Basic Qualifications :**

A minimum of 2 years practical TV production or related experience.

Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Flexibility to alter shifts/days off and work overtime to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.

Must demonstrate ability to perform tasks under tight deadlines, work independently and prioritize simultaneous projects.

Strong interpersonal communication skills are a necessity.

Organizational, efficiency and planning skills are required.

Ability to work as a part of a team dynamic.

Must be willing and able to adapt to constantly changing environment.

Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc…) and strong communication skills.

**Preferred Qualifications :**

Solid knowledge of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; server based recording/ playback devices and related software

Candidates must have a good computer background (Outlook, ENPS, Word, Excel, etc…) including experience with computer network signal flow.

Bilingual (written and spoken) in both English and Spanish

**Required Education :**

High School Diploma or Equivalent

**Preferred Education :**

Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Studio Production, Journalism, or related field

Vocational School or related experience

**Job ID:** 532314BR

**Location:** Bristol,Connecticut

**Job Posting Company:** Media Networks

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ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Sports media assets include ESPN on ABC, six domestic cable television networks (ESPN, launched in 1979; ESPN2; ESPN Classic; ESPNEWS; ESPN Deportes; ESPNU), ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD (high-definition simulcast services of ESPN and ESPN2, respectively), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (31 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio,, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants licensed by ESPN), and other growing new businesses including (Broadband), ESPN Mobile Properties (wireless), ESPN On Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

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