Studio Tech - Technical Director - Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Washington · DC)

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Technical Services: Broadcast Programming
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven major and minor sports teams: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Championship Washington Mystics, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, 2021 & 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Wizards District Gaming and Caps Gaming, an esports sub-brand of the Capitals. Additionally, it holds a significant investment in a seventh professional team, Team Liquid, an endemic esports team owned and operated by aXiomatic, in which MSE is an investor.

In September 2022, MSE acquired the regional sports network, then-called NBC Sports Washington and newly rebranded as Monumental Sports Network. Monumental Sports Network now holds the exclusive local television media rights to Capitals’, Wizards’, and Mystics’ games. The network is both a linear channel and a digital operation. Prior to acquiring the linear platform, the digital platform was launched by MSE in 2016, as the first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and streaming platforms. Those linear and digital platforms are now combined and join Caps Radio, Wizards Radio, MSE Outdoor and Monumental Productions for a full suite of six media enterprises. 

In addition to Capital One Arena – a venue which hosts 3M+ visitors across over 250 events annually, MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex (training facility for the Capitals), MedStar Health Performance Center (training facility for the Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go) and EagleBank Arena (a 12,000+ live event venue on George Mason University’s campus). 

In July 2020, MSE partnered with William Hill (subsequently acquired by Caesars Entertainment) to open the first ever in-arena sportsbook in North America, now called Caesars Sportsbook. The space now also boasts a destination culinary experience, Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen + Bar.

MSE opened “District E powered by Ticketmaster” in the spring of 2023, a flagship esports and entertainment venue. This 14,000-square-foot live-event theater offers a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, culinary excellence, event programming, and community events.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:
  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.
  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies, and gives back to the community we serve.
  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.
  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.
  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.
  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.
  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Technical Director is responsible for the manual operation of the video switcher during live and live-to-tape productions. This position is expected to play a leadership role in the successful execution of all control room programs. 
Do you have a demonstrated ability in building and programming switchers? We'd love to hear from you!
  • Serve as the point-person for integrating, updating, and maintaining all of the switcher production elements. Communicate updates to other technical staff.
  • Work with the Producer, Director, and other technical staff to manually switch live and recorded sports oriented programming.
  • Build and organize switcher effects, snapshots, transitions, macros, and specialty wipes on a Panasonic KAIROS switcher and Grass Valley Kayenne switcher.
  • Prepare and route video sources to other video sources such as monitors and LED screens.
  • Work closely with Operations and Engineering to ensure all equipment is meeting technical specifications.
  • Perform other control room functions such as needed (A-1, Tape Playback, Robotic Camera Control, Video Shading, Lighting, Graphics Playout, Stage Manager).
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • 2+ years of experience in a professional broadcast environment manually switching live shows.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all control room systems; ability to troubleshoot problems as needed.
  • Experience with Panasonic KAIROS switchers is a bonus.
  • Ability to think quickly, communicate clearly, and keep pace with fast paced shows.
  • Ability to handle pressure in a live, on-air environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated experience learning new technologies and workflows.
  • Flexibility to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

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

Job Questions:

  1. What is your favorite aspect of being a technical director? What switchers have you worked on previously? How comfortable are you at diving in to learn and “own” a new switcher?

  2. Why do you want to work in sports? Tell us about your favorite teams, players, or moments in sports.

  3. How would your co-workers describe you as a teammate?