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# Job Description

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.

# Responsibilities

* Oversees all operational and technical aspects of assigned sports

* Provides guidance and training to Remote Operations staff including Operations Producers and Operations Coordinators. These processes are handled by both in-house and freelance personnel.

* Ensures that appropriate timelines are met for technical and financial planning.

* Assumes control of all communications for specific sport assignments as it relates to all vendors, league, and governing bodies.

* Maintains a working knowledge of High Definition broadcast standards present and future developments.

* Works very closely with ESPN staff on maintaining proper education for everyone working on the remote production team.

* Communicates daily with Remote Production leadership on all aspects of the sport category.

* Attends industry events as it relates to the sport category.

* Works with Sr. Financial Directors on creation and maintenance of budgets.

* Assists in development and implementation of new technologies for sport category.

* Reviews and approves the hire/fire/promotions decisions as it relates to both in-house and freelance staff.

* Recommends to the Vice President of Remote Operations new policies and procedures as they relate to each sport category…or to the department.

* Reviews and approves the hire/fire/promotion/compensation decisions. Conducts PPR process for staff. Leads the identification, evaluation, selection, and hiring of staff.

* Administers guidelines for procured contracts for all vendors.

* Work is reviewed from a long term and short term perspective against defined objectives, budgets and schedules.

* Oversees the operational and technical aspects of assigned sport categories.

* Manages the interpretation and application of technical, operational and cost standards that may impact the accuracy, cost, and timeliness of the series.

* Operates within the defined goals of the Remote Operations department

* Supervises all aspects of the needs for success of the sport category.

* Maintains a communication flow with the other sport category managers on new developments of technologies or circumstances that may affect other shows.

# Basic Qualifications

* Has in depth awareness of developments in equipment technology and procedures.

* Has in-depth knowledge of organization, procurement, financial and logistical skills relating to show creation.

* Higher working knowledge of High Definition between remote operations and studio operations.

* Broad, over-arching focus of function and staff.

* Has an in-depth understanding of the procurement aspects of the technical and operational equipment needed to carryout broadcasts.

# Preferred Qualifications

* Has and applies an advanced knowledge of the technical equipment requirements of ESPN’s and ABC Sports remote operations functions

* Has minimum of 10 years of related technical and/or operational planning and procurement experience.

# Additional Information

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

*Job Posting Title:* Manager, Remote Production Operations

*Preferred Education:* Bachelor’s Degree

*Required Education:* High School Diploma

*Job Posting Industries:* Television

*Primary Location-City:* Bristol

*Primary Location-State:* CT

*Primary Location-Country:* US

*Auto req ID:* 200153BR

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