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Program Acquisition & Scheduling Supervisor


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Program Acquisition & Scheduling Supervisor

Jobid 23768-382334

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632, USA

Description **Job Number** 36261BR

**Job Title** Program Acquisition & Scheduling Supervisor

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Global Media Operations

**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. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New Jersey

**City** Englewood Cliffs


**Role Summary and Purpose**

NBC Universal is looking for a Supervisor of Program Acquisition and Scheduling for the Network Origination Center (NOC). This position reports to the Manager, On-Air Operations for the Englewood Cliffs’ NOC, and ensures that all programming is scheduled and processed properly for air. Additionally, you will partner with the broader GMO Acquisition team to improve how the NOC gets live feeds from different Satellites and fiber providers. Finally, you will also be accountable for leading the NOC’s premiere rehearsal initiative.

**Essential Functions (Responsibilities):**

+ Manage the day to day operations of the Acquisition and Validation Operations and the WebScheduler off-hours teams to ensure reliability across all networks in the NOC

+ Partner with Tech Managers and Supervisors to coordinate live event turnaround execution

+ Coordinate nightly show timings for re-airs

+ Lead new premiere rehearsal initiative across the NOC

+ Develop new processes around acquiring transmission feeds – including downlinks and fiber

+ Oversee the daily feedsheet creation and optimize the process

+ Partner with the Media Operations Group to streamline DVS workflows and storage

+ Create all training documents and maintain the training matrix for Ingest Operations and WebScheduler Group

+ Understand any and all additional technical services including Media Broker, WebScheduler, OTTO, GRAM, Streetlite

+ Escalation of programming issues to On-air management team



+ Experience in a fast paced environment requiring troubleshooting, process skills, and exhibiting an ability to adapt to changing scenarios

+ Experience and understanding of Broadcast Distribution workflows on granular level

+ Willingness and ability to work or be on call at any time, sometimes on short notice in order to support a 24/7/365 operation

+ Technical experience with Snell automation, OTTO, and WebScheduler

+ Extensive knowledge of ingest procedures

+ A track record of meeting or exceeding performance expectations **Requirements:**

+ BA/BS in related field4+ years experience in related field

+ 2 years of experience with WebScheduler

+ Extensive and significant experience, understanding and knowledge of digital broadcast and production technicalsystems, standards and processes

+ Possess the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks

+ Troubleshooting and test techniques

+ Detail oriented and a clear thinker

+ Work experience showing strong computer, communication, and facilitation skills

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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