Pac-12 Enterprises is seeking a Transmission Operator for the Pac-12 Networks. The Transmission Operator is part of the BITS (Broadcast Ingest & Transmission) department, a 24x7 media management operation and reports to the Transmission Manager.
This role is responsible for executing the day-to-day activity of the BITS and interfacing with other departments and vendors to generate accurate work orders. Work hours will include nights, weekends and holidays.
This is a FREELANCE, ON-CALL POSITION and ONLY LOCAL CANDIDATES will be considered.
Work Orders - Gather information and take direction from multiple sources, such as Programming and Production departments, generate and execute work orders for the activity of the department. Input information into scheduling system. Ensure work orders generated by other operators are correct before the events occur. Execute work orders schedule to occur during assigned shifts.
Perform Fax-outs – Check the technical and logistical parameters of the backhaul feeds and transmission facilities, following documented “fax-out” procedures.
Media Management - Record, ingest (including metadata entry) and QC all programming assets.
Monitor Feeds - Monitor incoming feeds for the duration of the events, including re-feeds, if necessary, to ensure trouble-free broadcasts.
Perform Troubleshooting – Investigate and report each service interruption or anomaly.
Maintain working knowledge of the company’s transmission networks and providing vendors and their capabilities. Prepare back-up scenario(s) as necessary, in the event of loss of service, to ensure service continuity during a live event.
Three to five years’ experience as a media ingest operator with direct experience working with satellite or fiber-based transmissions and vendors
Experience performing QC duties and operating waveform monitors, vector scopes and audio scopes
Associates Degree in a related field
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills; act as a functional member of the BITS team with an ability to maintain productive working relationships with co-workers
Ability and willingness to demonstrate confidence and take ownership of the individual events, including errors, faults and outages when they occur, and to communicate events to others in a timely, professional and accurate manner
Demonstrated ability to prioritize under time constraints and work successfully in a fast-paced environment
Experience working in a culturally diverse organization and supporting the values held by our unique employees, clients, sponsors, university faculty and fans
Other duties as assigned by the Transmission Manager or the Technology Group management team
Proficiency with record machine operation and associated systems, such as router switches and server operation is preferred
Passionate about Pac-12 Sports
Unsolicited Resumes and Ideas
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Neither Pac-12 Enterprises nor any of its employees will accept or consider unsolicited ideas. Unsolicited ideas include, but are not limited to, new show concepts, promotions, processes, or new or improved technologies. Suggestions submitted to Pac-12 Enterprises are considered unsolicited if they are submitted before a formal agreement for joint development has been executed by you and a representative of Pac-12 Enterprises. Therefore, unsolicited suggestions, ideas or other submissions to Pac-12 Enterprises will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
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