Network Operations Supervisor

Silver Spring
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Human Resources
Other, Television
Full Time
This position will supervise all BBC America traffic and network operations issues both internally and externally, specifically as relates to delivery of the transmission logs and all broadcast materials and elements. Additionally, the Traffic/Network Operations Supervisor serves as the main point of contact between BBC Americas Operations, Program Scheduling, Promotions Scheduling, Program Operations/Versioning, Creative Services, Commercial Operations, and post production/origination/uplink service providers in executing the delivery of the channel by trafficking all required logs and elements. Additionally this role closely collaborates with Program and Promotions Scheduling for ensuring that stunts, specials, live events, news, and ad sales-sponsored initiatives are trafficked and delivered according to plan. Primary responsibilities include:

Recommend and develop break formats for programs and live events that require a new/different clock format to accommodate both programmings (ratings driven) and ad sales (revenue driven) needs
Review daily BBC World/London Con-sheets and news break formats for consistency and make adjustments to breaks as necessary to accommodate our clocks each day
Validate and/or enter program information from the program run sheets/logs such asEpisode Titles, segment lengths, ratings, clock, and closed captioning data necessary for executing the transmission log
Execute and manage the tactical placement of network navigational elements on the logTV parental ratings, closed captioning bug, network ID, text crawls, lower thirds, banners, etc.
Oversee the Network Operations Coordinators daily responsibilities, including entering commercial and program data and validate all windows of opportunity for each program, detailing where it is possible to place navigational elements, lower thirds, graphics, credit squeezes, etc. based on the program editors assessment captured on the program run sheet
Assist with VOD Trafficking of media between production and the closed captioning vendor Coordinator and the VOD delivery process by tracking assets, generating XMLs and communicating appropriately with vendors on any delivery issues.
Collaborate with Commercial Ops to manage any late transmission log adjustments to accommodate ad sales needs (e.g. fulfilling placement of paid spots and placement of local ad sales time) and live news format changes
Create and disseminate weekly Missing lists from various programming and promotions reports and grids. Distribute/communication priorities to all stakeholders to ensure all broadcast masters and promotional elements are processed and delivered properly and in a timely manner.
Generate reports as requested to meet departmental needs and manage the receipt/delivery of all elements for broadcast on the channel
Research and respond to all transmission log and materials inquiries from the origination facility on a daily basis
Provide training to various staff positions on traffic and broadcast operations systems as needed
The Traffic/Network Operations Supervisor must verify that all portions of the transmission log (programming, live news, promotions, and commercials) and all scheduled materials (programs, promotions, and lower thirds) have passed quality control, been closed captioned, and delivered to the origination facility in a timely manner. This requires pre-planning and coordination across many groups to ensure creation, scheduling, and delivery of all required components to meet agreed upon deadlines. The Traffic/Network Operations Supervisor must also manage and facilitate any last minute changes required to the transmission log or delivered materials with all necessary parties.

Required Experience:

2-4 years progressive experience working in traffic, network operations, or broadcast operations in a cable/broadcast environment or origination facility
Excellent computer skills including database management experience, specifically using various databases, traffic management systems, or broadcast automation systems
Excellent organizational skills and analytical ability
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Strong time management skills
Strong communication skills
The ability to interact effectively with people throughout the organization

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