Audio Operator


Role Rundown

Job ID 439067BR

 Job Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States

 Category Production

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary..

Production Operations is a division of Programming and Production and consists of several groups: Network Control, PCR, Studio, Content Edit, Business Resources, and Operations Specialists. Production Operations staffs the operational positions (camera, editing, master control, technical directing, etc.) that support domestic and international studio and event programming and network operations. Responsibilities

Knowledge of broadcast methods of measuring audio signals to ensure quality control of ESPN endorsed standards on all operations. Solid understanding of workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations. Basic problem solving and troubleshooting techniques and effective communication to best convey the issues necessary for resolution.

Organizational, efficiency and planning skills are required. Participation in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self-career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation.

Expected to participate in training others in operational areas and generate training documentation.

Ability to understand complex information and disseminate it to proper personnel.

Participation in required administrative tasks including, but not limited to, the effective utilization of all ESPN software based applications (such as time entry, travel and expense filing,) and daily shift reporting.

All employees are expected to embrace company initiatives including town hall and/or departmental meetings, upward feedback performance management applications and employee surveys.

Basic QualificationsMinimum of 2 years Practical Audio or related experience.

Solid knowledge of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; audio signal flow concepts, dynamics processing, equalizers, metering concepts, TV Production routers, intercom systems, signal conversion equipment, etc.

Must demonstrate ability to perform tasks under tight deadlines, work independently and manage simultaneous projects.

Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc...) and solid communication skills.

Ability to regularly work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Flexibility to alter shifts/days off to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.

Preferred Qualifications Solid knowledge of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; audio signal flow and metering concepts, broadcast routers, intercom, microphone and IFB systems

Bilingual (written and spoken) in both English and Spanish

Required Education High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Studio Production, Journalism, or related field, Vocational School or related experience.

Company Overview At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.