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Broadcast: Broadcast Production
IPTV and Stadium Motion Graphics Manager - Forty Niners Football Company (Santa Clara, CA)

General Statement of Duties:

            The 49ers IPTV and Stadium Motion Graphics Manger will be responsible for all in-venue IPTV, Digital Signage, and Game-day motion graphics and design.  This includes, but is not limited to the design, creation, and management of all in-game motion graphics for video boards, ribbon boards, IPTV, and various digital signage related to the 49ers, Levi's Stadium® and other departmental needs.  In this role, the applicant will be responsible for the end to end management of all team and partner graphical elements as it relates to Levi's Stadium® events and 49ers Game Day Presentation.  They will be expected to contribute, develop, and program engaging content for the 49ers game day experience.  This position balances creative passions with an understanding of asset management to excel in the fast paced sports and entertainment environment.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Create and manage graphical assets for all 49ers home games and Levis Stadium® events.
  • Conceptualize, design and develop motion graphics for the video boards, ribbon boards, IPTV system, and various digital displays throughout Levi’s Stadium® that engage, entertain, and excite the 49ers Faithful on game day
  • Manage, load, and schedule all partner graphics for 49ers home games and Levi’s Stadium® events.
  • Work hand in hand with the Director of Game Day Production and the Senior Manager of Game Day Presentation to insure an engaging, unified look on game day while contributing to a successful production
  • Serve on the game day production crew as the lead graphics producer
  • Lead and manage the game day graphics crew during all 49ers home games and Levis Stadium® events
  • Brainstorm and devise new and creative in-game entertainment elements, fan interactive elements, and engaging content that can be displayed on various in-stadium displays

Qualifications:

  • MUST provide a link to a video and graphics demo reel
  • Experience with a professional sports team, live sports production, or multi-purpose venue required
  • Highly creative, professional, and polished execution of all motion graphics and animations for 49ers game days
  • Strong fundamentals in design, composition, and animation.
  • Advanced use of Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D proficiency a must
  • Advanced knowledge of Daktronics Venus 8000 / Content Studio and Broadcast level CG servers
  • Possess a strong sense of self-motivation, initiative and time-management skills
  • Strong communication skills and positive team player
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in content creation and motion graphics
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines
  • Be creative, innovating, and original while managing content from end to end with a high level of organization and detail
  • Ability to work independently and in groups a must
  • The ability to work autonomously and during non-traditional business hours required; including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Prior experience with Daktronics, Chyron and other control room software is a plus

The San Francisco 49ers is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or able-status.


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Broadcast: Producer
Manager of Technical Operations - Forty Niners Football Company (Santa Clara, CA)

General Statement of Duties: Serve as the technical point of contact and manager for the Stadium’s IPTV system, Scoreboard Control Room systems, PA system, 49ers Studios systems and sub systems throughout the department’s footprint. 

Responsible for the technical operations and upkeep of departments broadcast systems.  Manage the day-to-day technical operations and maintenance of Levi’s Stadium IPTV system and 49ers Studios’ facilities.  Assist 49ers Studios broadcast partners when called on (stadium, network, broadcast infrastructure, etc.) relating to technical requirements, system integration, planning, and development.

Maintain 49ers Studios production equipment when needed.  Coordinate and execute annual pre-season health checks, preventative maintenance schedules, and technical training on production equipment and broadcast systems.  Manage event based technical requirements relating to the scoreboard control room’s video display systems and IPTV systems. Plan, design, and optimize department’s systems, operations, and resources. Provide management and coordination of administrative and operations-related functions for 49ers Studios, with responsibility for overall success.

Act as an extension of the production team for technical planning and engineering needs, crossing all platforms of production as they relate to studio use, stadium’s control room system, PA System, and IPTV system.  Work alongside the Director of Gameday Production and Broadcast Operations as well as Senior Manager of Game Day Presentation, as it pertains to all things service, maintenance, preparations, and technical needs for all Levi's Stadium events (including, but not limited to app implementation, third party integration, external needs for sound / video, systems optimization, event support. etc…) 

Main point of contact for all events at Levi’s Stadium in terms of IPTV Infrastructure and Scoreboard Control Room technical operations.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversee event day technical operations for the scoreboard control room as it relates to 49ers home games and events at Levis Stadium®.
  • Ensure effective setup and operation of IPTV system, cameras, intercom systems, audio systems, and related control room equipment.
  • Schedule, train, supervise, and support IPTV Maintenance Crew. Prioritize maintenance crew’s task lists, aide in IPTV system technical troubleshooting, perform system side maintenance as required, coordinate logistical support, track progress and inventory components as well as interface with vendors for warranty repair.  
  • Manage the strategic operations of the technical operations group, including scheduling, care, maintenance, repair, assigning of work and equipment to meet facility and event needs relating to production control systems, digital signage and audio systems.
  • Coordinate and schedule training sessions for video production personnel relating to video switcher, cameras, replay, CG systems, clip machines, PA system, and other technical production positions.
  • Handle relations and day-to-day project management with technical vendors, general contractors, and third-party entities that interface with the department for relevant capital projects on behalf of Director of Gameday Production and Broadcast Operations.
  • Work with third-party groups and entities hosting events at Levi’s Stadium, handling relations and technical requirements relating to video display system functions, technical invoicing and production operations.
  • Act as technical operations manager for all broadcast systems, production equipment and audio systems. Troubleshoot, maintain and repair hardware when necessary.
  • Research, recommend, and implement hardware and software purchases and configurations to meet facility/studio needs and to advance the department as a whole.
  • Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with regulations, policies and procedures. Recommend and/or formulate internal administrative policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Represent the organization's business operations and administrative affairs. Act as liaison with vendors and suppliers on projects distributed by Director of Gameday Production and Broadcast Operations.
  • Responsible for overseeing the finances for area of responsibility as well as developing, monitoring, and analyzing future projects and complex budgets.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of broadcast production workflow, event-production, and technical execution required
    •    Live Sports production a plus, but not required
  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge of IPTV distribution and management, control room systems, broadcast facilities, and live production.
  • A strong understanding of IP video encoding / decoding, multicasting over internal networks, video codecs, etc… 
  • A general understanding of IP network infrastructures, network management, and how it relates to IPTV systems. 
  • A working knowledge of post-production, field/studio/location based productions
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, teamwork, and time-management skills.
  • Versatile, structured, responsible, dependable and the willingness to learn an absolute must.
  • The ability to work autonomously and during non-traditional business hours required; including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • AutoCad, Creative Cloud, and applicable software experience is preferred.

The San Francisco 49ers is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or able-status.


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