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Sr Manager, Technical Digital Production- Podcast and Cross Platform

Company: National Football League (NFL)
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryNFL Media seeks a Senior Manager of Technical Digital Production - Podcast and Cross Platform to manage a technically oriented team in the production of multi-platform video and audio programs across the digital outlets of the National Football League. This individual will independently lead day-to-day high-performing teams and has expertise in executing technical production assignments throughout the entire department for live and VOD video and audio content. This person is a visionary who will push new technologies throughout the National Football League, both technically and editorially, with a concentration on cloud-based production. In addition, they will oversee training a team of part-time and seasonal staff. This position will manage large-budget projects in the studio and on the location. Productions will be distributed on FAST, DTC, Podcast, iHeart, Digital, Linear, Social, YouTube, and AVOD. The Senior Manager has substantial expertise in dealing with external vendors and will have strong visibility across senior leadership within the organization.The ideal applicant will have a track record of managing digital sports production processes (live and VOD in studio and remote) that reach viewers across all platforms.Essential Functions

  • Provide day-to-day technical management of all aspects of "platform intentional" video and audio production, including live and pre-produced studio and remote programming.
  • Technical direct digital shows, leveraging Sony XVS Switcher and vMix technologies
  • Operate and manage the following:
  • Camera (PTZ Optics, Panasonic AW-UE150, AW-RP150)
  • Audio (SSL S300, QL1)
  • Lighting (EOS Lighting Systems)
  • Teleprompter and KVM Systems
  • NDI Video Routing and Control
  • Dante Audio Implementation and Routing
  • Oversee podcast tapings and assist podcast producers with the technical show setup, ingest, post-production, and troubleshoot any technical issues
  • Train part-time and seasonal employees on all aspects of technical production and provide benchmarks for success
  • Responsible for overseeing daily control room operations during live productions
  • Develop processes alongside linear engineering, TOC, and operations team
  • Evaluate current staff's live technical acumen and establish training sessions across all platforms
  • Support all aspects of the digital content department working closely with sales, programming, product, social, graphic, and technology teams
  • Work with sales and business development teams to educate on new technical opportunities with an eye toward revenue possibility
  • Manage and troubleshoot digital production technologies, workflows, and equipmentRequired Education and Experience
    • Must have detailed experience in technical directing live studio shows
    • Must have a strong understanding of broadcast IP workflows, Dante, NDI
    • Must have experience with project scopes and technical drawing
    • Must have a background in leading high-performing teams
    • Must have deep experience in technical sports production management (live studio and field)
    • Must have a proven track record overseeing all technical aspects of successful platform-specific digital sports shows
    • Must have strong relationships with outside vendors and a history of working collaboratively with them to develop platform-specific content
    • Must have experience tech producing large-scale live and VOD video and audio contentPreferred Education and Experience
      • BA/BS preferred
      • Minimum 7 years' experience
      • 3 years management experience
      • Proven track record of leading high functioning control rooms during live productionsOther Key Attributes / Characteristics
        • Thorough knowledge of all digital, social and linear technical platforms
        • Detailed technical knowledge of digital and television production processes
        • Knowledge of budgeting, scheduling and cost report process
        • Strong verbal and written communications skills and a track record of leadership ability
        • Proven ability to work collaborativelySupervisory Responsibility
          • Management of high-performing team
          • Management of all technical audio and digital video content
          • Train and oversee control room staff developmentPhysical Demands
            • Transportation of equipmentTravel
              • 15%Expected Hours of Work
                • Average of 40 hours/week
                • Early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays
                • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.
                • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
                • We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated, inclusive of the COVID-19 Booster for those who are eligible under CDC guidelines.

Keywords: National Football League (NFL), Inglewood , Sr Manager, Technical Digital Production- Podcast and Cross Platform, Executive , Inglewood, California

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