Freelance Technical Director

| Greater NYC Area

Position Summary: MLB Network seeks a Freelance Technical Director with experience operating large-format switchers in a live multi-camera studio environment. 


Responsibilities:

  • Effectively switch live and taped programming as assigned.
  • Efficiently build basic video effects as assigned.
  • React quickly and accurately to commands/required changes in a fast-paced, high pressure production environment.
  • Test equipment and effects in order to ensure proper operation.
  • Following instructions from Production Managers and Directors during assigned shows.
  • Other such duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience: The ideal candidate must have most if not all of the following skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge of large-format production switchers.
  • Experience with Grass Valley Kayenne switcher preferred.
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to consistently precisely follow documented standard operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of newsroom computer systems (ENPS, iNEWS), video servers, production routers, matrix intercoms, and graphics workflows a plus.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Windows and Office.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Ability to sit, stand, twist, kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Possess the manual dexterity to effectively operate keyboard/mouse on computers, video equipment, etc.
  • Possess the visual acuity needed to effectively create required work product.
  • Possess the auditory acuity needed to effectively create required work product.


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

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Location

Located in midtown west Manhattan across from Radio City Music Hall, offer an easy commute. Great restaurants, heart of New York City, let's go!

What are Major League Baseball Perks + Benefits

Major League Baseball Benefits Overview

We know that our employees' performance is directly related the environment that they're in. That's why at MLB, we provide exceptional Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage - premiums 100 percent employer covered - so you can focus on being your best.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision plan has only a $10 co-pay for annual eye exams and maximum out of pocket cost of $25 for glasses and/or contact lens.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums, with no deductible and minimum co-pays when in-network.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3 times an employee's annual salary. Premiums 100% employer covered.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Automatic annual employer contribution to 401(k)!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We often sponsor family oriented events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We typically host company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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