Bally Sports Regional Networks (RSN) is seeking a VP, Technical Operations! The VP, Technical Operations will oversee all event operations and crewing for Bally Sports and RSN national broadcasts. You will manage remote production for approximately 5000+ live events, mobile units, transmission, technology crewing and logistics. Additionally, this person will manage a strategic plan implementing XLT ProCrewz event management, mobile application and payroll system across all RSN business units. You will oversee technical project management for various major projects including Music playback database, as well as File-Sharing and MAM systems.
Manage and direct regional operations personnel on operations issues as they relate to live event broadcasts. Including transmission, technical equipment, crewing, mobile unit vendors, league issues, health and safety and new technology
Conduct weekly calls with regional operations group including crew supervisors. Individual follow up required on a regular basis
Oversee and implement use of ProCrewz mobile application and client portal across all RSNs
Input and manage database for all above the line and below the line personnel for all RSN Events
Oversee and manage music database and cue sheet workflow. This includes negotiation and purchase of music playback devices, sharing of licensed music available to RSN’s, central database workflow, and custom software applications facilitating a smooth and efficient process for music use.
Negotiate and manage all vendor and crewing contracts with outside crewing vendors for all RSN networks
Work with Labor Relations on all union contracts for all RSN networks
Manage input and interpretation of union CBA agreements into ProwCrewz database
Manage relationships with all Mobile Unit Vendors for all Bally Sports events. Research and implement new technologies, truck contracts, maintenance schedules for all RSNs
Direct Houston TOC personnel on policy and procedure for loss of signal during live event broadcasts
First point of contact in the event of signal loss during any Bally Sports live event
Coordinate response in conjunction with TOC personnel, inform senior management, and provide detailed follow up to incidents
Maintain up to date surveys and technical drawings for all collegiate and pro venues in North America
Maintain up to date information on all mobile television trucks used by Bally Sports
Work with regional operations directors and crewing managers to create consistent infrastructure
Maintain accurate and consistent equipment documentation for all RSNs
Work with IT/Finance/Human Resources and Labor Relations to communicate, advise, direct and implement policies with regional production and operations personnel
Search out, review and recommend new technical procedures and technology related to the broadcasting of live events. Work with Bally Sports Field Operations for sharing of equipment and technical information
Travel to remote production sites and Houston Operations Center from time to time for review of policies and procedures and to get on site feedback
Manage file-sharing project more efficiently sharing “melt” content via centralized MAM resource accessible for all RSN’s
Negotiate with MAM vendors, test POC’s and build detailed file-based workflows
Experience / Skills
Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications or related required
A minimum of 10 years in remote operations for live sports events required
Superior oral and written communication skills required
Strong negotiating and budgeting skills required
Excellent computer skills necessary
Overall understanding of television production/technical operations including both studio and remote is essential
Ability to multi-task and work under daily time constraints in a high-pressure environment is essential
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