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Manager, Broadcast Operations

Job Number: R10003474
Brand: Fox Networks Group
Job Type: Operations
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Job Posting Date: July 11, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Networks Group

Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of FOX Television Group, which includes FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; FOX Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; FOX Sports Media Group, and National Geographic Partners. Together these units create, program and distribute on a worldwide basis much of America’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX Networks Engineering and Operations is searching for a Manager of Broadcast Operations to join their team in Los Angeles. The position oversees prime time for all networks and high-profile events, originating and distributing from Los Angeles. This includes, FBC Prime, FOX Sports, National Cable Networks, VOD distribution, etc. The incumbent is the primary onsite point of contact relaying information between technical personnel and is responsible for facilitating all communication necessary to properly escalate and troubleshoot on-air issues or potential issues. Staying engaged on all playout and transmission related activities is a key component for this position.

As part of the Broadcast Operations Team, this person will also be required to support and assist with other Broadcast Operations related activities as needed. This requires technical skills to support on and offsite locations, not limited to Transmission Operations and Network Operation Center related support.

Additionally, the Manger will be responsible for daily communication with the Ops Management Team and union labor, to identify and develop new systems for future implementation in the broadcast facility. They will create and manage Standard Operating Procedures and escalation plans.

The incumbent will be required to cover weekends, prime time and high-profile events.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee prime time for all networks and high-profile events, originating and distributing from Los Angeles to include, FBC Prime, FOX Sports, National Cable Networks, VOD distribution, OTT Distribution, etc.
  • Facilitate all communication necessary to properly escalate and troubleshoot on-air issues or potential issues.
  • Support and assist with other Broadcast Operations related activities as needed.
  • Partner with Operations and Engineering teams on future developments and enhancements.

Qualifications

  • Broadcast Operations experience and familiarity with all phases of the network origination processes is required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to perform all duties of the position effectively is necessary
  • Ability to communicate complex technical engineering and operational theory to both skilled engineers and laymen is necessary
  • Capability to make quick and decisive determinations for operational procedures, operational contingency and disaster mitigation is needed - these decisions, potentially affecting millions of dollars of revenue for the company, must be made in an ever-changing broadcast environment
  • Must be familiar with all support equipment used for the position
  • Technical abilities to work with equipment as required and have the knowledge to explain such operation to others are required
  • Ability to guide designers and manufacturers to develop systems to enhance daily operations
  • Visual and auditory capabilities to regularly evaluate the company’s product and the equipment necessary to produce that product are needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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