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Communications: Broadcasting
Senior Technical Operations Manager, Warriors Studio - Golden State Warriors (Oakland, CA)

Position Overview

The Warriors Studio is a newly created department in the Golden State Warriors Digital Marketing department.  It is staffed with nationally recognized award winning professionals, committed to excellence and being best in class.  This position will report directly to the Senior Executive Producer of Warriors Studios.  We are seeking an innovative and creative “genius” that possesses exceptional operational skills for our Senior Technical Operations Manager position.  This person will be responsibility for setting and executing our Technical and Media Management strategy for Warriors Studio.   This includes overseeing the process and collaborating with other teams and stakeholders in the creation and distribution of high-quality content. 

Key Responsibilities

•Manage the Avid ISIS server and Interplay data base

•Provide process for media and metadata and police media clips within server

•Manage Avid ISIS server integration at Oracle Arena and Front Office HQ

•Trouble shoot with producers, writers, editors on editing projects. Provide a “first-line of defense” support for Avid

•Manage various vendors and relationships and the technical operations of all edit and ingest stations within Warriors Studios

•Oversee Production Assistants and the logging process of cataloging and inputting metadata

•Identify and evaluate new and emerging video delivery technologies

Manage and direct the resources dedicated to media management.

•Supporting, maintaining, and overseeing ‘live’ video production.

•Handling all video and/or audio editing, encoding, and managing of video assets and archives as well as other post-production tasks.

•Ensuring that deadlines are met and that videos meet the required standard from inception to delivery

•Providing overall support of the Video Division of the Production Department.

•Participating as a team member of the Production Department in specific areas of strength and skill (e.g., live audio production, equipment maintenance, etc.).

Manage the infrastructure video files and related assets. 

Skills

•Ability to perform generic and specific, historic and investigative video research; ability to identify, verify, and differentiate a variety of visual information and details within video content.

•Proficiency in managing files and file transfers across local and remote servers and storage networks, including naming conventions, and version control. Experience in file-based digital repositories.

•Knowledge of and familiarity with video file formats and properties, and video transcoding principles. Familiarity with media asset life cycles in a production environment. Understanding of the components and stages of news production. Experience or familiarity with Production/Media Asset Management systems.

•Proficiency in cataloging time-based material. Attention to detail, and ability to maintain accuracy and precision across multiple records. Prior experience in cataloging media assets in one or more large scale databases.

•Knowledge and understanding of various recognized standards for describing media assets.

•Familiarity and understanding of Knowledge Management principles for organizing large information sets across enterprise systems. Experience using or creating controlled vocabularies or taxonomies in one or more subject specific areas.

•Proficiency and adaptability in extracting, mapping, normalizing, and migrating data across various programs, applications, and/or platforms. Understanding of information arrangement for, or experience in, building relational databases.

•Ability to assess and adjust attention to assigned workflows as needed. Ability to suggest and provide alternatives to workflows when needed. Able to communicate, collaborate and problem solve with others.

•Ability to work individually and in multiple groups, on multiple time-tables in a deadline driven environment.

•Ability to maintain focus and professionalism, and negotiate needs and personalities in a deadline driven environment.

•Ability to respond to the needs of the business in a 24/7 availability work environment, including possible weekend or overnight shifts if required for the project.

 

Experience

Three to five years of broadcasting experience

•Use and familiarity with the AVID Suite (Interplay, Access, Central, Media Composer) 

•Project Management

•Leading and directing a team of creative professionals

•Familiar operating equipment in a live production environment

Providing career development opportunities for members of the team

•Familiarity with audio for video, lighting for video, and color correction

•A passion for new technology tools, strategies and processes

Education

Bachelor’s degree or extensive broadcasting experience


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Communications: Broadcast Production
Videographer-Editor - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Who We Are: The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are professional NBA and WNBA basketball teams based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves were founded in 1989 and the Lynx were founded in 1999, both teams are owned by Glen Taylor. The Timberwolves play in the NBA’s Northwest Division of the Western Conference, while the Lynx play in the WNBA’s Western Conference.

Our Purpose: Be a Pack. Believe. Inspire. Unite.

Our Core Values: Play Hard, Play Together, Be a Pro, Have Fun, Play with Passion and Think Innovatively

Who We Want: We are looking for an individual with strong video production skills and a passion for the broadcast field. The individual in this role will be working within the Broadcast department and will be responsible for shooting and editing team features for broadcasts, websites, and in-game arena presentations, as well as producing videos and advertisements.

To Apply:

Read through the job description below. You must include a cover letter and resume.

Cover Letter Requirements:

  1. Relate relevant experience in field of video production; include what editing software and cameras you are familiar with.
  2. Include link to features and videos you have produced, shot and edited. Be sure to describe what camera you used to shoot each feature and what editing software you used.
  3. Tell us about your passion for video production - we are looking for a video producer to work in the sports field, not a sports fan to work in the video production field.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

1.     Prepare for shoots: scouting locations, scheduling, renting equipment, etc.

2.     Shoot stories for broadcast TV, website, in-arena presentation and front offices.

3.     Work with Partnership departments to shoot and edit videos and advertisements for corporate sponsors.

4.     Involved with set-up and take-down of lighting, backgrounds, props and other equipment on game days.

5.     Maintain videotape and digital libraries.

6.     Setup and strike of Lynx Tricaster operation.

7.     Management of game day Production Associates.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is 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 with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:

  1. Proficient in use of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects.
  2. Proficient with shooting video on DSLR cameras, knowledge of lenses and camera functionality.
  3. Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is preferred.
  4. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  5. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  6. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.
  7. Proficient in video animation and graphics on After Effects preferred.
  8. Proficient in setup and operation of NewTek Tricaster and 3Play systems preferred.
  9. Proficient in writing scripts for: 30 radio and TV spots preferred.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred but not required.

Experience

2+ years of video production experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 9:00 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to 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 arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff members in this position will move equipment weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

Position will require travel to shoot video of external events.

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. The position is paid $30,000 annually. Is this something you are comfortable with?


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