Manager Of Broadcast Technology
Minnesota TimberwolvesMinneapolis, MN
Full Time Job
Job Title: Manager of Broadcast Technology
Department: Information Systems
Reports to: VP of Technology
FLSA Status: Full Time/Exempt/Regular
Date Modified: 9/26/2018
Summary/Objective: This position will be responsible for the day to day management of the Broadcast Control Room in Target Center, as well as support for all Timberwolves/Lynx basketball games and from time to time additional live events at Target Center. This will include supporting multiple arena video and communication systems, IP systems, providing monitoring and technical support, and hiring and management of staff. The Manager of Broadcast Technology will have a strong understanding of video switchers, clip players, replay and CG systems, routers, IP networks, video encoding/decoding, and audio and intercom systems. Will assist in long term budgeting and planning, as well as being the eyes and ears to make sure we know and understand emerging technology as it relates to Broadcast needs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:
1. Ensure control room is setup, functional, and ready to go daily for all live events.
2. Troubleshoot and repair technical issues on a wide variety of broadcast equipment.
3. Perform annual maintenance according to manufacture specification.
4. Perform regular walk through of broadcast facility and assets to identify issues and proactively work on repairs in a timely manner.
5. Able to pull and terminate all varieties of video, audio, and control cabling.
6. Program broadcast equipment (routers, switchers, graphic systems, etc.).
7. Load and manage content on a daily and weekly schedule for building signage, including outdoor marquees and indoor digital displays.
8. Excellent communication and organizational skills with all levels of management, vendors, visiting broadcast and production crews, and NBA league contacts.
9. Proven ability to manage multiple projects on competing timelines from beginning to end.
10. Provide mentoring and training to the team on a regular basis.
11. Set team performance expectations and provide regular feedback via informal and schedule review times.
The above essential functions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:
1. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
2. Excellent interpersonal, communications (written and verbal), and team building skills.
3. Ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly.
4. Strong organizational skills and extremely detail oriented.
5. High work ethic and willingness to learn and work in multiple systems.
6. Ability to manage workload with general instructions and periodic review from supervisor.
7. Previous experience in live production/arena technology systems including but not limited to Daktronics, Evertz, Ross Products (Xpression, Abekas, Acuity Switcher), Click Effects Crossfire, Grass Valley, and CiscoVision IPTV Systems. Having previous experience with equivalent products is also acceptable.
8. Ability to pick up and successfully adapt to new software, hardware, and other technology quickly.
9. In-depth experience with content and event management.
10. Previous experience with video/audio cabling including coax, triax, fiber, XLR, network
11. Understanding of networking, and competence with Mac and Windows operating systems.
12. Previous management experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 4 years of live production or video broadcast experience. Experience in working in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibility
This job splits duties within a professional office environment and within a sports arena. Office hours may vary on a day to day basis which may include some evenings, weekends and holidays. In addition to working office hours staff may work external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Office work is generally sedentary in nature. The office working environment is generally favorable. Office lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Office work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes ascending and descending bleachers/steps, walking on a catwalk over arena floor (100 feet up), and crawling into tight and dimly lit spaces (under bleachers/risers) to troubleshoot technology issues. In the sports arena the work conditions may sometimes be dirty from prior events in the arena (sticky and dirty floors).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, kneel, or crawl. The employee may frequently remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the building both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Position may require travel.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
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