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Part-Time Lead Media Operator

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 522366BR Location Coral Gables, Florida, United States Business Media Networks Brand ESPN Date posted 01/30/2018
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

Lead Media Operators work with the directors and staff in the control room before and during productions. Work will be performed in a fast paced environment for a wide variety of studio shows and events. The Lead Media Operator will be responsible for organizing, recording, editing and playing back server based material during live and pre-recorded productions while ensuring all content meets ESPN’s high standards for video and audio quality. They are also responsible for local media management and naming conventions.

This is a Part-Time role.


  • Organization and distribution of all server content used for recording and playback during control room productions.
  • Checking the video and audio quality of content during live and recorded programming, setting up records of incoming feeds and editing show content.
  • Advanced levels of operating in a fast paced, high pressure and deadline driven environment.
  • Measuring audio and video signals to ensure quality control of ESPN endorsed standards on all operations using comprehensive knowledge of broadcast methods.
  • Demonstrating an advanced knowledge of editing techniques on non-linear systems.
  • Understanding complex information and disseminating it to proper personnel in a clear and concise manner.
  • Supporting ESPN Domestic networks, including Deportes, as well as all ESPN International networks.
  • Active participation in training of others in operational areas and generation of training documentation.
  • Creating learning opportunities that foster development for other operators.
  • Prioritizing and disseminating information amongst the media crew in the control room to ensure seamless productions.
  • Participation in required administrative tasks including, but not limited to, the effective utilization of all ESPN software based applications (such as time entry, travel and expense filing,) and daily shift reporting.
  • Embrace company initiatives including town and/or departmental meetings, upward feedback, performance management applications and employee surveys. Encourage others to do the same.
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting and effective communication to best convey any issues needing resolution.
  • Seeking out information in regards to the workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations, and utilizing that information to enhance processes and/or educate others.
  • Participation in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self-career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years practical TV Production or related experience at the large market or network level.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Flexibility to alter shifts/days off and work overtime to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.
  • Must demonstrate ability to perform tasks under tight deadlines, work independently and lead simultaneous projects.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills are a necessity.
  • Organizational, efficiency and planning skills are required.
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects especially with regards to training and enhancing business workflows.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team dynamic.
  • Must be willing and able to adapt to a constantly changing environment.
  • Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc...) and strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a live control room environment.
  • Solid knowledge of server playback system and non-linear editing systems such as Quantel, Gras Valley K2 system and Adobe Premiere.
  • Advanced knowledge of TV Production equipment, workflows, and technology including but not limited to; broadcast routers, vector scope and waveform monitors, media management, and technical standards.
  • Candidates must have a good computer background (Outlook, ENPS, Word, Excel, etc...) including experience with computer network signal flow.
  • Bilingual (written and spoken) in both English and Spanish.

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, electronics, television production or related field.

Company Overview

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

**Relocation assistance is not provided for this role**

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
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