Director, Broadcast Engineering and Remote Technical Operations - National Hockey League (New York · NY)

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SUMMARY
Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.  With more than 600 employees across offices in New York, Toronto and Montreal, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.
 
Benefits to working at National Hockey League include:
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision insurance effective on the date of hire
  • 401(K) Plan and Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Paid Company Holidays

OVEVIEW
The Director, Broadcast Engineering and Remote Technical Operations is a primary technical and operational contact with NHL member clubs, game venues and with the League's Regional, National & International television & radio rightsholders.  This position will act as a change agent to drive technology evolution throughout the NHL & plays a critical part in ensuring all NHL business units, partners & rightsholders can create and deliver the stories and content to all audiences across linear and non-linear platforms for NHL game & event productions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Lead the design and technical broadcast integrations at NHL Events both domestically and internationally.
  • Project manage & act as a "Technical specialist" on leaguewide broadcast initiatives and workflow deployments, in collaboration with NHL clubs, TV & Radio Rightsholders & with the League's strategic partners and vendors.  
  • Research and report on new and emerging broadcast technologies and practices that can be incorporated into NHL events, telecasts and at NHL venues
  • Develop leaguewide standards and operational SOP's for broadcast operations
  • Lead "Tech Manager", running point on all technical planning and execution from concept thru execution for NHL remote productions & events. 
  • Work with internal business units, game venues and nhl clubs on documenting all Broadcast and in-venue infrastructure; game presentation systems; lighting systems; power
  • Primary resource on broadcast engineering & infrastructure for all NHL game venue construction projects & renovations

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 10 years in Sports Television & Event Production Industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Broadcast Production Technology, or equivalent work experience.
  • Remote television Production, Planning & Management experience, both domestically and internationally, including previous experience/roles as a lead Tech Manager for live sports productions
  • Experience & familiarity wiht the in/outs of mobile production faciliities and leading the technical setup & operations for remote prodcutions
  • Versed in all Broadcast cabling standards 
  • In-depth experience and knowledge in technology and broadcast productions.
  • Critical thinker who has awareness on development of new innovative technology, trends and advanced workflow implementation.
  • Strong communicator (both written and verbally) who can simplify complex subjects and deliver important messages internally and externally.
  • Proven track record working with large scale vendors and broadcast media partners; experience negotiating with 3rd party vendors
  • In-depth experience and knowledge on procurement of technical and broadcast equipment to execute event production
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting production service agreements, statements of work, and commercial contracts.
  • Thorough knowledge of sports television remote production & operation, including remote/mobile facility vendors, equipment and crewing. 
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure in a live television environment.
  • Willing to work long hours, holidays and weekends based on NHL event and game schedules
  • Willing to travel both domestically and internationally 
  • Vendor managment
  • Proficient in video formats and production techniques including, 1080i, 720p, 1080P, 4K, SDR and HDR, broadcast cable infrastructure including baseband & IP-based video, thorough knowledge of broadcast transmission & video signal distribution equipment & vendors, wireless technologies, streaming video, data networking, camera systems, replay systems, broadcast audio + Intercom systems and on-air graphics systems.
  • Basic knowledge of medium and customer voltage power systems and distribution, including UPS and generators].
  • Experience with Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelliegence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication, organizational, project management and leadership skills.
  • Be process-oriented and able to apply structure to complex problems
  • Be 'customer'-focused and have the ability to communicate complex concepts and designs to non-technical groups
  • Be team oriented and able to solicit and share information freely
  • Proficency with Microsoft Office suite including Visio and Outlook 
  • Proficency wiith AudoCad, BlueBeam Revu, Monday.com; Slack, BOX

Must be able to quickly assess and make educated, rational decisions.  Must be capable of resolving disputes.  Must be comfortable in a live sports production environment and motivated to develop and advance their skill set and knowledge base to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technologies of the Broadcast and Technology industry. English primary; Fluency in French, Chinese, or Eastern/Western european language(s) a plus.

Salary Range for this role is $150K - $200K

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. This position will be based in either our New York City Office or Toronto Office. Are you willing and able to commute to one of our offices for this position? If so, which one?

  2. What are your salary expectations for this role? (NOTE - we are NOT asking for your current salary or salary history)

  3. Do you have 10 yrs in professional broadcast environment and 5 yrs working in/with mobile production facilities & vendors?

  4. "On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being no knowledge and 5 being expert) how would you rate your knowledge of broadcast production video switchers and broadcast signal workflows?

  5. Do you have experience with television graphic systems and virtual graphic integrations in live television? If so, please explain.

  6. Do you have experience in broadcast/production audio (television & radio) and intercom systems?