Works closely with the VP, Remote Operations, Director, Remote Production Management, Production Managers, and Operations Coordinators. The Unit Manager will actively participate in processes to determine the most efficient execution of the production plan within budgets.
-Prepares, manages, and communicates event planning information. Reviews vendor options and compares costs. This position handles initial negotiations and the day-to-day management of event packages.
-Coordinates travel planning for technical, production, vendors and support personnel within budget guidelines. Responsible for timely reporting and reconciliation of those costs.
-Coordinate with leagues, conferences, schools, and venues to identify and communicate requirements, requests, and access for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network events.
-Preparing, completing and maintaining show budgets. Monitors and prepares monthly estimates, estimates to completion, and budget closes on time. The UM reviews all costs for the shows they manage. They review, code, approve, reconcile, and track all invoices, charges, and allocations. This includes vendors, production crew, technical crew, facilities, payroll, and more.
-Oversees and prepares for shows on-site remote needs and logistics including travel, catering arrangements, location rentals, space allocation, access, credentials, security, crew parking, technical parking, and shipping.
-Work closely with Remote Technical Operations and assigned Technical Managers on show planning, schedules, vendors, equipment selection, upgrades, and updates to venue information.
-Work with Remote Operations Crewing on CBS Sports events with regard to crews, crew lists, updates to crew database. For CBSSN, in some cases will handle this directly. Distributes crew lists for initial review.
-Prepares for weekly meetings, calls, and presentations. The UM is responsible for generating and distributing Operations Memos / Production Memos. The UM reviews, edits, checks details, technical information and schedules before show documents are distributed.
Experience / Skills
-Experience with budget preparation, budget tracking, posting, reporting, invoice approvals, coding, and reconciliation are required.
-Familiarity with crewing, technical skill categories, skill levels and market rates are important, as this person will contribute to crewing and database management.
-Must be a team player with excellent team-building skills and have a positive attitude with a willingness to pitch in to get things done.
-An understanding of television production and equipment.
-Adaptable and capable of contributing new ideas to the team.
-Experienced in Operations planning.
-The ability to be flexible with "off-hours" communication and the understanding to handle problems in a 24/7 network environment.
-Computer skills and strong communications skills are necessary.
-Experience making travel arrangements for large groups and individuals
-Experience with remote events planning, high profile sports events and on-site remote experience
-Experience with contract negotiation and preparation.
-Willingness to help and support new staff and freelance employees.
About CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, airs more than 400 live games annually, showcasing an array of college and professional sports, as well as in-depth studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBS Sports Network also provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events, including the Super Bowl, The Masters and PGA Championship.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers including Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158.