SUMMARY: Provides entry level on-site technical assistance and operation at events focusing on LED display and television graphics production. Responsible for equipment preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation associated with the delivery of SMT Video Production Services (primarily broadcast and LED). Duties include testing, configuration, troubleshooting, setup and operation, user acceptance testing, setup and breakdown of associated hardware.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
On-site technical and operational assistance for hardware and software setup focusing on video display production and television graphics – set up, maintain, and operate equipment in live broadcast environment.
Assists in SMT pre-event preparation for broadcast and video display equipment and services - coordinates with Business Development Managers, Event Project Managers, Development and the Creative Services Department to make sure all systems meet event requirements.
Focuses on all VPS equipment and becomes familiar with its function, the set up and operation, and troubleshooting of.
Successfully leads VPS service portion of SMT events utilizing 1-2 VPS services
Assists in equipment preparation and maintenance – pulls required equipment, assesses operational and repair status, manages inventory control and packaging of equipment.
Gains exposure and experience in basic scripting concepts and commands (Python)
Provides basic technical training and support for EPMs as it relates to VPS services and equipment
Helps maintain organization and cleanliness in the VPS department and associated hardware storage
Load and unload equipment to/from VPS storage
Contribute to the SMT-JAX Wiki page
Experience / Skills
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
BS/BA degree – ideally within Television, Broadcasting, IT, Communication
Minimum of 1-year technical experience as it relates to hardware, networking of video signals
Familiar with operational workflow of Video Production Switchers, OB truck and TV environment
Past experience as a Video Utility in an OB production would be helpful
SPECIAL SKILLS, REQUIREMENTS & POSSIBLE PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
International and Domestic Travel of 120-150 days required, often up to 30 days consecutively
Proficient in TVI + CG operation within first year of employment
Entry-level Computer skills: MS Office familiarity, PC Networking familiarity including TCP/IP & CAT5 crimping
Must be able to lift, move, and carry up to 75Lbs.
Strong Organizational & Interpersonal Skills
Must be a team-player, work well with others & also with solo projects
Sit for and work for extended periods of time
About SportsMEDIA Technology
SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology) is the pioneer in real-time on-screen graphics, tickers, clock-and-score, virtual insertions, and social media integration for live televised sport and entertainment events.
SMT was founded in 1988 by Gerard J. Hall after developing the first real-time scoring and wireless data delivery system for the PGA Tour, replacing standard walkie-talkie communication. Since then, SMT’s innovations have spanned the world of sports and technology, providing broadcasters the data, graphics, support tools, and displays to put at-home fans in the middle of the action.