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Avid/Graphic Technician - NBC Sports


Stamford, CT
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Avid/Graphic Technician - NBC Sports

Jobid 23768-364779

Location: Stamford, CT, 06912, USA

Description **Job Number** 32917BR

**Job Title** Avid/Graphic Technician - NBC Sports

**Business Segment** NBC Sports Group

**Sub-Business** NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

Sports & Olympics

NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcasted 14 Olympic Games including the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, more than any other network. NBC Olympics is also renowned for its award-winning production including more than 90 Emmy Awards. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2012 London Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 217 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Connecticut

**City** Stamford



The engineering team, acting as front line support, is responsible for the trouble shooting, technical diagnosis and smooth operation of several graphic creative and playback groups.


+ Works with external providers to resolve technical and workflow issues with provided equipment and systems.

+ Implementation of a routine preventative maintenance program, including software and hardware updates.

+ Will operate within the Graphic, Post-Production and IT/Networking realms to perform critical circuit delivery and communication with the corporate network.

+ Responsible for the support of both live and graphic creation operations within the facility. Will also be involved in Pro-Tools, Screening Rooms, and Post Production realms.

+ Passionate about the Graphic creation and Playback process, excited by new technologies and opportunities and ready to help develop and improve the existing process and infrastructure.

+ Proficient at communicating both problems and solutions to technical and non-technical personnel alike and will help develop new processes, technologies and techniques which will help to improve the running of the facility.


Basic Qualifications

+ Minimum five (5) years of experience in the technical support of a Graphics Facility or similar operation.

+ BS degree in either engineering or IT; or equivalent combination of education/experience.

+ Experience and understanding of network sports production is advantageous.

+ Experience with Apple and PC intensive graphic environments essential, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Cinema 4D and various plug-in configurations.

+ Experience with Chyron character generator, both HyperX series and Mosaic eFX XL systems essential.

+ Experience with Team render farms essential.

+ Strong understanding of Apple OS X, Microsoft Windows 7 and Server Operating Systems.

+ Experience and understanding of computer networks, including hardware, protocols and firewalls in a production environment.

+ Clear understanding of a variety of audio and video CODECS, wrappers and the formats involved in file based workflows; • Ability to diagnose and repair equipment to board level utilizing industry standard test equipment, and ability to build and repair cable and connectors.

+ Good problem solving and communication skills are essential for this role.

+ Experience and understanding of anti-piracy measures and the relationship with IT security in a Post Production environment.

+ Comfortable with *nix command lineGood understanding of modern post production workflows and media management

+ Position requires excellent interpersonal skills and a cool, level headed individual who works well under the pressures of live television.

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and travel on site to cover live sports productions and system maintenanceEligibility Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be 18 years or older

+ It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics

+ Excellent written and verbal communication as well as diplomacy skills

+ The ability to work both alone and in a team environment with fellow engineers, Operations, IT and other departments, while maintaining a strong Customer focus.

+ Ability and desire to learn new production technologies.

+ Possess strong hands-on, problem solving skills with broadcast-related equipment and systems, with the ability to meet deadlines, and with an understanding of the urgent and dynamic needs of an “On-Air” broadcast facility.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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