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Graphics Operator I

Summary

The Graphics Operator I role at ESPN executes graphics on a basic to intermediate level using ESPN developed playout applications for event and studio productions.

Category Graphic Design  Live Event / On Location Services  Special Effects 
Location Connecticut
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Oct 04, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Maintains quality of ESPN’s on-air product for daily/nightly studio and event productions.

Responsibilities :
  • Operates ESPN developed playout applications for live Studio and Event productions
  • Works independently on Studio and Event assignments
  • Enforces studio and remote formats of ESPN’s networks and its promo look
  • Ensures the accuracy and timely preparation of graphics assigned to productions
  • Able to effectively communicate across the organization to report technical problems.  Must also be able to clearly articulate source of problems in defective equipment reports
  • Required to work flexible hours and days as production assignments dictate including weekends, nights and holidays
  • Maintain administrative records including shift assignment reports and other required documentation
  • Trains new hires on various Studio productions
  • Fulfill Show Lead responsibilities on multiple productions, including thorough graphics documentation, workflow efficiencies, communication with peers
  • Able to help mockup Sales elements using Photoshop and/or After Effects for delivery output
Basic Qualifications :
  • Able to perform at a basic to intermediate level with functions of Windows-based playout applications
  • Photoshop skills to assist Design group with headshot cutoutsand sales mocks 
  • Two or more years of on-air graphics systems playout experience in a major market or at the network level 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications are necessary
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, willing to work unusual hours and must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure to meet ever-changing deadlines
  • Must be accurate spellers and possess strong communication skills
  • Must have familiarity with Sports.  This may include College and Professional teams – names, logos and franchise players
  • Must have reliable transportation to work
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Demonstrates versatility on all studio shows including international productions.
  • Proficient use of ESPN IMS (Image Management System) for cataloging logos/headshots and custom graphics and Sales elements
  • Proficient understanding of ESPN production terminology, control room etiquette and overall professionalism
  • Proficient understanding of the various graphic packages and operational procedures
  • Experience using VizRt, Chyron, ROSS Xpression, Trio, Photoshop, ENPS is preferred
Required Education :
High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education :
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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