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Media Traffic Control Manager

NBCUniversal, LLC, New York, New York

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


As a Media Traffic Control Manager, you will be responsible for the set-up, trafficking and coordination of transmission facilities for the use of all NBC Universal entities – primarily NBC News programming.

• Booking and coordinating both satellite and fiber feeds supporting NBC Network News, MSNBC, Sports and Entertainment, along with streaming services such as NBC News Now.
• Live control room show support including remote trouble-shooting and any necessary re-routing prior or even during the on-air show. Also includes routing to and from NBC Bureaus

• Set Audio/Video levels to spec and verify signal quality of remotes prior to air.
• Knowledge in booking, coordination, and understanding of streaming technologies such as LiveU or VideoShip as well as providers such as LTN, TVU, Videolink EIP among others.
• Work closely with producers, technical and production managers, and NBC News Assignment Desk regarding booking facilities both international and domestic.
• Close interaction with vendors, field, and NBC Bureau teams in remote signal acquisition.

• Procure and assign both vendor and in-house satellite trucks for remote origination.
• Coordinate efforts with non-NBC news agencies in organizing pools or sharing resources.
• Familiarity & fluency with scheduling and control systems such as ScheduAll & Dataminer

• Remote interface based control of technical infrastructure: including satellite receivers, decoders, router control, spectrum analyzers as well as video/audio adjustments.


• BA in Broadcasting, or Communications required.
• Minimum 4 years related experience.
• Ability to make decisions and solve problems
expeditiously in support of live programming
• Experienced in live television production, understanding
of critical deadlines with respect to making air.
• Strong understanding of A/V levels, transmission gear,
control software and signal flow.
• Familiarity with satellite and terrestrial television facilities,
both foreign and domestic.
• Must be available and willing to work all shifts, including
weekends, holidays, and overnights - sometimes with
short notice. This may also sometimes involve travel
assignments.
• As we continue operating in a hybrid mode due to
COVID-19 restrictions, candidate must be willing to work
from home and from our operations desk in 30
Rockefeller Center.

Familiarity with Newsgathering process and current events is a plus.
• Knowledge of both traditional transmission technologies
and equipment as well as newer IP methods, social
media or personal device-based streaming platforms.
• Familiarity with compression schemes and transport
stream delivery.
• Knowledge of IP streaming applications and concepts.
• Ability to multi-task; fulfill concurrent live control room
and news coverage transmission requests along multiple
programming platforms.
• Exude professional, calm demeanor in a demanding,
fast-paced environment.
• Logical thinker with ability to follow signal flow; ability to
perform basic troubleshooting.
• Understanding of editorial processes and ability to react
to editorial priorities.
• Experience with ScheduAll or any scheduling systems.

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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.

NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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