Technical Director - NBC Sports

Posted: 12/6/2017

Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


The Technical Director will prepare effects/transitions and operate a production switcher to provide a complete program of multi-layered video sources with graphical effects live for air.


  • Build and organize switcher effects, snapshots, transitions and specialty wipes
  • Prepare and route video and audio sources
  • Switch live, fast-paced Sports oriented programs per Director’s instructions

  • Help provide solutions for studio, and control room production needs
  • Serve as a crew chief when applicable
  • Test and prepare television technical operations systems and equipment for use
  • Work closely with Operations Management and Engineering to ensure all equipment is meeting clients expectations
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable company policies
  • Provide support for additional projects as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience using production switchers, DVE’s, graphics devices, DDR’s, electronic routers and patch bays
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a live sports production control room environment.
  • Must be available for all shifts (weekends and holidays); schedule changes with little to no notice; working additional hours beyond schedule as needed

    Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be available for all shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must be willing to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to think quickly, communicate well and keep pace with fast moving shows
  • Strong client service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle pressure in an on-air environment
  • Knowledge of live news TV production processes
  • Previous experience with INews systems
  • Advanced PC computer skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Equipment knowledge desired: Sony MVS7000X 5 ME HD Switcher, Abekas Mira DDR, Miranda KX-16 Multi Image Processor, EVS XS Spot Box, Evertz Equinox, Routing System, Telex Communication System, Vista Spyder X20

    NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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