The Bally Sports Regional Networks serving the southeast (collectively, Bally Sports South & Southeast) are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Hawks, United and Dream; the Nashville Predators, Memphis Grizzlies, Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Hurricanes and ACC.
Bally Sports South is seeking an Operations Manager to join their Atlanta, GA based Production department. The Manager is responsible for assisting the Director of Operations with all aspects of remote and studio operations for Bally Sports South. This position directly manages Production Coordinators who work on every aspect of event coordination. This includes the creation of Sports Event Production Books for every remote event, including all relevant operations information such as mobile truck, crew, production contacts, technical requirements, and venue facility information. This person is also responsible for hiring and training new Production Coordinators. Also included is overseeing the hiring of technical crew members for remote and studio events and original programming shoots, working with local crewers to request appropriate freelance personnel and book qualified technicians for our sports broadcasts. The Operations Manager also works with relevant vendors to gather needed equipment including rental equipment, telephone and internet capabilities, generators, and other TV production needs. They will coordinate National or high-profile events, as assigned by Director of Operations, and participate in associated meetings and conference calls.
This position functions as the back-up for all other Operations staff members. This position reports to the Director of Operations.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
Coordinates events and creates production books that contain all relevant operations information including truck, crew and production team contacts, technical requirements, and facility information. Makes sure all event production book information is accurate and up to date.
Works with local or national vendors to gather equipment. Works with Director of Operations, Executive Producer, and Coordinating Producers to determine needs for each telecast.
Assists in site surveys and works with tech managers to determine venue specific needs.
Directly manages Production Coordinators working on all aspects of event coordination - mobile unit, equipment, crew, transmission, etc. Responsible for training new Production Coordinators and evaluating progress, setting goals, and reviewing performance. Works with Director of Operations to assign Coordinators to over 850 live events per year.
Works with engineering to maintain proper inventories of all production equipment kits (camera kits, wireless microphone kits, etc.) and provides clear written reporting to Engineers of any necessary maintenance or replacement. Also coordinates delivery of any production equipment or technology needed for each remote production. Works closely with Engineering to research and test new technology and technical support solutions.
Oversees aspects of hiring and paying technical crew members for remote and studio events and original programming shoots. Works with producers, directors, and Coordinating Producers to determine crew needs.
Communicates regularly with local crewers to ensure appropriate freelance personnel and qualified technicians are booked for all telecasts.
Coordinates at remote sites when needed to provide operational support for complex or high-profile events (ex: Opening Day, Play-offs, Championship celebrations, and more).
Assists with budgeting, forecasting, and cost tracking.
Assists in special projects as requested by Director of Operations and Executive Producer.
Experience / Skills
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalency. A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting or Radio/TV/Film is preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in live sporting events and technical operations is necessary.
Previous management experience preferred. Experience with production budgets is helpful.
Familiarity with remote production facilities and studio facilities is also necessary.
Good written and verbal skills are needed.
Good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to manage others is necessary.
The ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment is essential. Good organization and project coordination skills are needed, as well as the ability to work under pressure with limited supervision.
Knowledge of live television production environments, including the ability to work flexible hours is necessary.
Occasionally required to bend and lift up to 30 pounds, when transporting equipment. Must be able to drive a car. Must travel and attend live sporting events.
Knowledge of and passion for NBA basketball, NHL hockey & Major League Baseball is required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is needed.
This position works primarily in a professional office setting and is not typically a work from home position. Also will often work in a remote production unit or studio.
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