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This position requires a person who has a well-rounded knowledge of broadcast production and operations. This individual will assist in coordinating day-to-day broadcast operations of the NBA affiliate leagues with a primary focus on the WNBA. This person will also support the live production environment and must be able to act independently and make reasonable and cognitive decisions.
Plan and execute WNBA broadcasts and streams, including consultation on production methods, formatting, and equipment needs
Provide nightly technical support to affiliate leagues
Manage digital archive of NBA affiliate leagues
Manage the inventory and deployment of broadcast equipment
Maintain operational documentation for broadcast partners (NBA TV, CBS Sports, ESPN+)
Develop and manage on-site relationships with venues & broadcast partners (NBA TV, CBS Sports, ESPN) for games
Provide production crews with proper elements and content in order to produce successful broadcasts
Occasional travel to events as necessary
Experience / Skills
2 - 5 years of broadcast operations experience
2 - 5 years of IP-based video streaming development experience (or equivalent)
In-depth knowledge of WNBA and other affiliate leagues (NBA G League, Jr. NBA, USAB)
Understanding of media encoding server technologies and codecs Understanding of encoding protocols (AAC, H.264, H.265) and streaming protocols (RTMP, HDS, HLS, DASH)
Understanding of Tricaster, 3play, & AJT graphic systems is a plus
Available to work weekends and after office hours
Must have strong knowledge of live production
Experience in a live broadcast environment
Basic understanding of IP networking
Strong attention to detail and communication skills
Ability to manage partner relationships
Excellent organizational skills
College degree in Communications or related field experience
We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications, And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.