DC – Monumental Sports & Entertainment ISO: Broadcast Video Technician – Jan. 2017 – Paid

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (“MSE”) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in North America with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports.   MSE owns and operates four professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the AFL’s Washington Valor, to start operations in the 2017 season and the anticipated acquisition of a D-League NBA Basketball team before the 2018-19 season.   The company also owns and operates the Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in the mid-Atlantic, based in the center of Washington, D.C. The company oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.  The company has partnered with Washington D.C. and Events DC to build a new state-of-the-art Entertainment and Sports Arena at the St. Elizabeth’s campus in Ward 8 in Washington, D.C. which will become the practice facility for the Washington Wizards and home court of the Washington Mystics.  Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news across mobile and OTT streaming devices, is also owned by MSE.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company:

They provide first-class customer service and value for their fans.

They champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies and gives back to the community they serve on a daily basis.

They work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for their fans.

They measure their performance with specific objectives and metrics and their analysis and decisions are data-driven.

They prize leadership, but they value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more.They treat each other with respect. They act with honesty and integrity. They remain humble.

They innovate.They are nimble and first to market. They are not averse to risk.

They have fun.They are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Broadcast Video Technician will work with Production Executives, Producers and technical crews to plan, acquire, operate and maintain all technical, production, post-production, transmission and other facilities, equipment, hardware and software for Monumental Productions and Monumental Sports Network in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

Plan, Assemble, Operate, Maintain and Repair on-site and remote broadcast equipment, including live, live-to-tape, recorded and ENG content, as well as maintaining specialist equipment for video production, broadcast and satellite or other transmission and interactive media.

Work with production and operations teams on studio and remote field productions – setting up, breaking down and troubleshooting cameras, audio, editing systems, graphics systems, replay, cables, switchers, upload/uplink, power, networking and all other related infrastructure.

Adjust the clarity, fidelity, brightness, contrast and other key parameters of camera and audio signals, video transmissions, and other streams using production tools, boards and control panels.  Record camera feeds, audio feeds, and broadcast programs.

Establish and maintain satellite, microwave, fiber, broadband, MPEG and any other transmission links, ensuring clearest signal for broadcast transmission or other distribution.  Monitor and adjust clarity, reliability, and strength of operation, incoming and outgoing frequencies and signals.

Set up and monitor audiovisual links between users in different locations.

Work with all users to anticipate, determine and satisfy technical needs and concerns. Train users, crew members and others on how to operate systems efficiently, effectively and safely.

Provide primary vendor interface for troubleshooting complex system issues.

Evaluate, research and recommend equipment and software acquisitions.

Install and upgrade systems components and software as needed. Resolve software problems beginning at the lowest level (user – tech – vendor).

Maintain equipment inventory, spare parts inventory, tools and storage areas. Fabricate cables, adapters, and small part modifications as needed.

Routinely review broadcast equipment, software, and work stations, and develop and carry out regular maintenance schedule that will reduce damage and loss due to everyday wear and tear.  Troubleshoot equipment and recommend appropriate solutions including vendor repair, in-house repair or equipment replacement.

Document and maintain equipment maintenance history database and generate status reports for both users and supervisor.

Ensure that disaster recovery methods are accurate and accessible (Back-ups.)

Work closely with Building Engineer, IT Manager and peers to develop proficiency resolving engineering and IT issues.

Quickly isolate and troubleshoot engineering and IT issues in a demanding, deadline-driven work environment.  If necessary, develop work-arounds to keep systems running and content on air, minimizing loss of service when equipment or systems fail by quickly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision.

Take direction well and be able to work with colleagues, freelance vendors, and external vendor support to resolve issues.  Interpreting and implement instructions and requests from producers, directors and other colleagues in a collaborative manner.

This position is based in Washington, DC and may requires local or other travel to support planned productions.

Will be required to work regardless of inclement weather.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree.

Live production environment experience a must.

Ability to work well alone and in a team environment.

Working knowledge of cutting edge television equipment.

Understanding of broadcast signal flow in a television work environment.

Ability to carry 50 lbs.

 

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