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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 Art Department  Graphic Design  Motion Graphics  Special Effects 
Location Charlotte, North Carolina Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Oct 12, 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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