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Vice President, Broadcast Operations and Production

Company: AEG
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

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About SoFi Stadium CompanySoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, is located at Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke in Inglewood, California. The 3.1 million square-foot SoFi Stadium is the largest stadium in the NFL, as well as the first indoor outdoor stadium. It seats approximately 70,000, expandable up to 100,000, with more than 260 luxury suites and more than 13,000 premium seats. SoFi Stadium has already secured Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football National Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028.

Our PURPOSE is Creating Extraordinary Experiences, one moment at a time.

Our PROMISE is to be an iconic destination that celebrates our diverse and spirited community. We promise to exceed expectations while cultivating a fun and safe experience where lasting memories are made.

Our COMMITMENTS are as follows:

SAFETY FIRST: we commit to safety as a top priority.

KEEP IT CLEAN: we commit to the highest standard of cleanliness.

ALL ARE WELCOME: we commit to valuing and celebrating the diversity of our community, our team, and all that we serve.

STRONGER TOGETHER: we commit to providing an environment that promotes teamwork, mutual respect and recognizes the positive achievements of all.

THINK BIG: we commit to innovation, inspiration, and imagination in the delivery of extraordinary experiences through every interaction. Position Summary Hollywood Park is seeking a Vice President of Broadcast Operations & Production that will lead the efforts in delivering a best-in-class event experience. Reporting to the CTO, this individual will focus on three areas; 1) maintaining and improving all Broadcast and Production related technology 2) managing the full-time staff and event-day professionals that can maximize the use of thousands of displays, audio and creative lighting at SoFi Stadium, YouTube Theater and the Hollywood Park campus and 3) lead all administrative procedures, communications and management of the Broadcast Operations and Production department. This individual needs to be a natural problem solver who is humble, creative, adaptable and team oriented. They will collaborate with an extensive group of internal and external stakeholders including Facility Operations, Security, Guest Experience, and various other internal and external stakeholders to ensure the best event experience possible. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the management, maintenance and improvement of the state-of-the-art Broadcast Production Control Room, LED Displays, Audio Systems, IPTV Systems, Creative Lighting and Broadcast Network systems
  • Provide operational expertise for all video, audio, lighting and production systems and equipment used for venue and event presentation including, but not limited to, Production Control Room, LED Displays, IPTV systems, Creative Lighting and Audio systems' content creation and programming
  • Maintain and develop improvements for Broadcast related policies and procedures regarding facilities presentation with a focus on maximizing the integration of all systems to meet business, marketing, and entertainment goals
  • Maintain and develop improvements for standard operating procedures for all building AV, presentation broadcast technical services, and digital media assets; ensure all content is effectively delivered to all playback and show control systems
  • Lead production team in planning, strategizing and executing the production of live events using SoFi Stadium, YouTube Theater and Hollywood Park campus video boards and online streams
  • Maintain, improve and lead a team of full-time broadcast professionals, engineers and game-day operators/freelancers to operate and work all events; conduct ongoing reviews of budgeting and staffing plans, recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating departmental personnel and service providers
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including but not limited to; Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, Marketing, Corporate Partnerships and event promoters to ensure game and event presentation content is developed and executed efficiently and effectively
  • Maintain and improve HWP's extensive display network including hundreds of displays located throughout the HWP campus. Collaborate with our Partnership Team on content strategies and identifying potential revenue.
  • Maintain and develop improve effective strategies for meeting internal and external client needs through creative deployment of building technology
  • Manage third-party service providers by enforcing the agreed upon scope of services within the various signed service agreements (i.e. freelance and union production crewing agencies, maintenance providers, contractors, digital signage service providers, etc.)
  • Evaluate and improve existing and future third-party maintenance agreements
  • Ensure all equipment is ready, and events are covered through scheduling
  • Works closely with content creation, Broadcast, IT, Operations and other groups across HWP to resolve problems and assist in their areas of need
  • Willing and able to step in and perform tasks as needed, including assuming any role in the Production Control Room
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating all Broadcast and Production rate cards across all HWP Campus services
  • Responsible for generating Quotes for all events at SoFi Stadium, YouTube Theater and the Hollywood Park campus
  • Responsible for processing final Settlements
  • Maintain, improve and develop department fiscal budget
  • Manage and collaborate with a highly-talented Broadcast Operations staff and sub-departments; Broadcast Engineering (Video Engineers, Audio Engineers, Lighting Designers and Audio/Video Technicians), IPTV, Production and Event Technical Specialist
  • Maintain and improve department culture, work/life balance, community service and collaboration
  • Enable staff to deliver beyond expectations by listening often, coaching and follow-through. Education and/or Experience
    • 7-10 years of experience in a managerial capacity in venue presentation and/or Live Event/TV production
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Prior experience in managing, operating and maintaining a technically advanced Production Control Room and large format displays
    • Prior and specific knowledge of broadcast production systems including Ross Acuity Switchers, Ross XPression and Tessera systems, Ross Pierro, Ross Dashboard, Ross Inception, Evertz Routing and Multi-viewers, Evertz Dreamcatcher, Riedel Communications, Sony 4K Broadcast Cameras, CiscoVision, etc.
    • Experience leading a large group of production professionals, freelancers and day-of-event personnel
    • Detailed knowledge of video and scoreboard production in a sports and entertainment facility
    • Strong knowledge of production workflow, HD/UHD/HDR/4K production, IP workflow, QC procedures, signal flow and MAM systems
    • Previous experience integrating, implementing or refreshing an arena/venue broadcast control room, including familiarity with modern broadcast cabling infrastructure used in broadcast environments
    • Exemplary communication skills and professionalism to deal effectively with all business contacts, vendors and clients
    • Knowledge and previous experience working with the NFL and concert/event show promoters preferred
    • Available to work night, weekends and holidays Required Skills
      • Excellent organization and time management skills.
      • Proficient in Google office software
      • Ability to work within strict deadlines
      • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
      • Work well with other departments and organizational staff in order to collaborate and establish an effective workflow within a team environment
      • Adapt to ever changing requests and revisions and must be able to lead, direct and perform in a timely manner
      • Flexible in working hours including nights, weekends and holidays
      • Attend meetings and provide updates while communicating clearly Salary Range: $200,000.00 - $260,000.00

        In compliance with the California Pay Transparency Act, compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only. Hollywood Park considers a candidate's education, certification, prior experience, as well as internal and external data when determining the salary level for potential new employees. Only in exceptional circumstances, if an external candidate has the experience, credentials, or expertise far exceeding what is expected for the position, would Hollywood Park consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.

Keywords: AEG, Inglewood , Vice President, Broadcast Operations and Production, Executive , Inglewood, California

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