Operations Manager

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Nov 05, 2013
Closes
Dec 05, 2013
Contact
Ms. Melly Sawatdee
Duration
Full Time
A. Position Summary:

Provide real-time management of broadcast operation, handling the daily issues that develop, including but not limited to, schedule fulfillment and administration, enforcing departmental policies and implementing procedures. Must have the ability to analyze and accurately document discrepancies. Must be skillful at interacting between various departments. The ability to forecast and inform operations management of any problems or potential problems (personnel or otherwise) or needed improvements within the facility is required.

Verbal and written communication must be clear, authoritative and handled in a consistent manner on a daily basis. Must have a solid understanding of policies and procedures in order to implement the same to staff. Tactfulness and finesse required at all times.
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B. Key Responsibilities:

•Manage day to day activities of the master control and core operation.
•Supervise 7-10 employees directly
•Ensure that established SOPs and department policies are followed
•Develop/implement prescribed employee work schedules and deal with absenteeism, illness and lateness on a daily basis
•Analyze and document operational abnormalities; provide timely and accurate information
•Assist and/or coordinate suitable training for operations personnel
•Coordinate corrective actions during operational emergencies. Determine course of action to be taken in situations where advance notice of operational abnormalities is provided
•Coordinate Operations and Engineering staff, as needed, during building and weather-related emergencies.
•As needed, prepare for and attend meetings amongst management, staff and various departments.
•Exercise total management representation at all times
•All other duties as assigned


C. Requirements:

24x7 News Operation/Multi-channel broadcast facility experience, working knowledge of automation systems, and experience with operational policy/procedure implementation. Strong leadership skills with the willingness to lead by example. Must be assertive and decisive. Strong organizational skills required. Strong written and verbal communication skills a must. Knowledge and understanding of broadcast operations policies and procedures required. Experience and working knowledge of all broadcast core facility equipment, routing and related procedures required. Strong video background with the ability to handle tasks in an organized and efficient manner.

Verbal and written communication must be clear, authoritative and handled in a consistent manner on a daily basis. Must have a solid understanding of policies and procedures in order to implement the same to staff. Tactfulness and finesse required at all times.

Extensive experience in a live production/broadcast environment and at least five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. Must be technically literate with the ability to manage policy and procedure and possess computer skills. Must be willing to work various hours, weekends and holidays.

•Experience with production and master control switchers, automation systems and routers.
•Experience in workflow design and implementation.
•Must have STRONG communication skills, a self-starter, well organized and detail-orientated. The ability to work multiple tasks and assist with project management is required. Solid understanding of video and audio theory (technical/functional expertise).
•Understanding of transmission operations, routing and distribution
•Operational knowledge of automation systems and equipment, including but not limited to, Miranda Itx Automation Suite, Avid iNews, Avid Interplay & Air Speed, Quicklink live streaming servers, Dejero, LTN .
•Extensive experience with Sony XDCAM, SxS and P2 formats.
•Working knowledge of MS DOS and MS Windows operating environments.

College degree in Communications or other related schooling required.